Definition of 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.


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