Nabothian cysts are cysts filled with mucus that look like tiny bumps on the surface of the cervix. They are usually 2 millimeters to 10 millimeters in diameter, and they contain mucus that ranges in color from pale yellow to amber.
In most cases, nabothian cysts occur when new tissue regrows on the cervix after childbirth. This new tissue blocks the openings of the cervix's nabothian glands, trapping their mucous secretion in tiny pockets under the skin. Nabothian cysts are a normal finding on the cervix of women who have had children. They also are seen in menopausal women whose cervical skin has thinned with age. Less often, nabothian cysts are related to chronic cervicitis, a long-term infection of the cervix.
Nabothian cysts also are called nabothian follicles, epithelial inclusion cysts, and mucinous retention cysts.
Causes of Nabothian cysts
- Nabothian cysts form when the mucus-producing glands in our cervix are coated with skin cells and become clogged.
- The skin cells plug the glands, which causes mucus to accumulate. This causes a cyst to form on the cervix that looks like a small, white bump.
- Childbirth and physical trauma to the cervix can cause nabothian cysts
- During childbirth, excess skin cells can grow on the mucus gland and trap mucus, causing cysts to form.
- Physical trauma around the cervix can cause excess tissue to develop on top of mucus glands during the healing process and trap mucus, which can also cause these cysts to occur.
- Cysts caused by physical trauma are especially common during recovery from chronic cervicitis, in which cervix tissue is inflamed.
Symptoms of Nabothian cysts
Nabothian cysts do not cause any symptoms unless they become very large.
Expected Duration : Nabothian cysts are usually a long-term condition. Over time, some cysts may get bigger.
Prevention of Nabothian cysts
Because nabothian cysts are considered to be normal, it is not necessary to prevent them.
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