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Looking for help please!

I have been struggling for 2 years with no help from doctors and have now come across a new problem. Is it possible for endometriosis to travel down the cervix? I have hard lumps on the end of the cervix which are causing pain during sex. Only discovered this a couple of days ago and wondered if anyone else had experienced this? Would appreciate any advice/information! Thank you.

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It is quite common to have little hard lumps that you describe and these are very likely to be Nabothian cysts which are are cysts filled with mucus that look like tiny bumps on the surface of the cervix. Unless they cause a problem treatment is not usually necessary but they can be removed if causing a problem.

To be on the safe side to rule anything else out, and because of the discomfort you experience, it is best to go and see your doctor for an exam to get checked out.

All best wishes x


Thank you so much for your help. I plan on getting it checked out this week. I had a polyp removed when I was 17 and it never really healed properly so wasn't sure of it could be a knock on effect from that or possible endo spreading.

Thanks again :) I'm so glad I joined the site today! X


Sometimes if endo is located in the recto-vaginal area (referred to as the Pouch of Douglas) this can cause pain re sex. A cervical erosion can also cause pain and bleeding re sex. I have had both of these conditions over the years. The little lumps are likely to be nabothian though. Glad you getting these checked out and the doctor should investigate the reason for the pain. The things we have to go through!


I have these nabothian cysts on my cervix. I was told they are harmless but I tend not to beleive anything the 'medical profession' tell me as they never seem to know for sure and I have to research it myself. X


I completely agree... Every time I have had a problem I have worked out the reason for myself and had to prove doctors that I am right! So frustrating!! X


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