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Question 7: Lumps on cervix

Question:

Good day dr. We have been trying to conceive for 3 months. I started feeling my cervix for up and down movement and soft and hard to figure out when I’m ovulating. I think I have figured out when that happens. But now with all this feeling, I have noticed little hard bumps on the edge of my cervix, not painful, just freaked out when I felt that. What could be the cause?

When me and hubby have sex, we kinda go to sleep afterwards, so the semen stays there the whole night, could that maybe be a cause?

Answer:

It is difficult to make an accurate assessment with self examination of the cervix. However, if you are concerned that you can feel something irregular on your cervix, then you need to consult a gynaecologist for a pap smear examination. If there is any lump/bump on the cervix, the most likely explanation would be genital warts or human-papilloma virus (HPV) changes to the cervix. This can progress to cervical atypia and ultimately cervical cancer, so please do go for the exam.

Your husband’s sperm will not cause any lump/bump on the cervix.

It may be that everything is normal & you are just feeling the folds of the vagina or are unfamiliar with the feel of the normal cervix, but rather have an expert make this assessment.

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