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Nabothian cysts are tiny growths that form on a woman's cervix. They are also known as cervical cysts, mucinous retention cysts, or epithelial cysts. The cervix or cervical canal connects the vagina to the uterus. Nabothian cysts are a reasonably common condition and normally pose no risk to a woman's health. They are not a sign that a woman has, or is likely to develop, cervical cancer.

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1. Symptoms and Appearance

Nabothian cysts are usually painless and tend not to cause symptoms unless they increase in size. Most women are unaware that they have a nabothian cyst until a doctor notes it during a pelvic exam. Nabothian cysts measure between a couple of millimeters and one and a half inches in diameter, although most measure less than half an inch. The cysts are filled with white or yellow mucus and have a smooth appearance. A woman may have just one nabothian cyst or several at once.

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