What is Nabothian Cyst

A mucous-filled growth that develops within a nabothian gland. The nabothian glands are clusters of mucous-secreting cells on the surface of the CERVIX. Nabothian cysts are very common, cause no symptoms, and present no health risk. Typically the health-care provider discovers nabothian cysts, which are hard and pimplelike, during routine PELVIC EXAMINATION. Occasionally the doctor may choose to further examine nabothian cysts using COLPOSCOPY to confirm the diagnosis.

See also BARTHOLIN’S CYST; PAP TEST.

Nabothian Cyst in the Cervix
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