Doctors usually discover nabothian cysts during routine pelvic exams. Occasionally, they may appear on a pelvic scan if the patient requires cervical imaging. If a doctor discovers what they believe to be a nabothian cyst, they may break the surface to confirm their diagnosis. A doctor may also use a procedure known as a colposcopy to magnify the cervix and view the cyst in more detail, to differentiate between a nabothian cyst and other causes of lumps on the cervix. Occasionally, a doctor may take a biopsy if there is any doubt surrounding the diagnosis.
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