Endocervical polyps

Occur most frequently in multiparous women in their 40s and 50s.

Appear as red or purple lesions, and they tend to be fragile and bleed readily with the slightest of trauma.

Endocervical polyps are visible at the time of a gynecologic examination using a vaginal speculum.

The lesions range in size from a few millimeters to several cm and have a narrow stalk of varying length within the endocervix.

Usually present with intermenstrual bleeding and may occur after coitus or clinical examination.

Many lesions are asymptomatic.

Lesions are mostly benign, but when removed should be sent for histopathologic analysis.

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