What is it?

Nabothian cysts are lumps filled with mucus that occur on the surface of the cervix or cervical canal.

The cervix is located at the top of the vagina at the lower end of the womb (uterus). It measures about 1 inch (2.5 centimeters).

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Signs & symptoms

A nabothian cyst is characterized by a small, white bump that is raised at the top. It is possible for there to be more than one.


The OBGYN will see a small, smooth, rounded lump or collection of lumps on the surface of the cervix during a pelvic exam. It may be necessary to magnify the area to distinguish cysts from other bumps.

The majority of women have small nabothian cysts. Ultrasound can be used to detect these conditions. The presence of a nabothian cyst during a vaginal ultrasound exam is not cause for concern.

It is sometimes necessary to open the cyst in order to confirm the diagnosis.


It is not necessary to treat this condition. It is not common for Nabothian cysts to cause any problems.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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