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24 August, 12:28

A nurse observes a few small, yellow nodules on the cervix of a client during the speculum exam. They are not painful or odorous, and a thin, clear discharge is present. The nurse recognizes that these are most indicative of what type of condition

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  1. 24 August, 14:25
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    A nurse observes a few small, yellow nodules on the cervix of a client during the speculum exam. They are not painful or odorous, and a thin, clear discharge is present. The nurse recognizes that these are most indicative of nabothian cysts.

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    Nabothian cysts or nabothian follicles are also called mucinous retention cysts or epithelial cysts. It is a mucus-filled cyst on the surface of the cervix. Many women have multiple cysts they are common, benign and considered a normal feature of the adult cervix. They may be translucent or opaque, whitish to yellow, and range from a few millimeters to 3 to 4 cm in diameter. They are most often caused when stratified squamous epithelium of the ectocervix which is the nearest portion to the vagina that grows over the simple columnar epithelium of the endocervix which is the nearest portion to the uterus.

    There are no serious complications or threat to your health with nabothian cysts.
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