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What is a Nubian cyst?
shammydoll posted:
Today I had a PAP done and the Dr said I have what looks like nubian cysts, I have tried to look this up with no luck so I am wandering if anyone else knows what they are.
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear shammydoll: I suspect that you have a "nabothian cyst(s)". These are like clogged ducts of the glands on the face of the cervix. They can be pin head size, or as big as the end of a pencil eraser. These cysts are totally benign and very normal. Like clogged ducts on our face ("zits"), nabothian cysts can come and go.

Here is a link to more information; be sure to click on the images so you can see what they look like:


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