Cervical cysts

Also known as: nabothian cysts
Cervical cysts, are small bumps that are usually found on the cervix during a pelvic exam.

Cervical cysts most often look like tiny, mucous-filled pimples. Cervical cysts can form individually or in small clusters. They typically cause no symptoms and do not require treatment unless they grow large enough to cause pain. However, some larger cysts may cause a problem with intercourse or pregnancy, requiring removal of the cyst.

Like ovarian cysts, cysts on cervical surfaces aren't usually harmful or malignant. If the cyst appears abnormal during a colposcopic exam, your doctor may perform a biopsy to rule out cancer.