Before application of acetic acid: A small mucous polyp is seen at the external os.
Cervix before application of acetic acid:
Infective vaginal discharge: Strawberry appearance of cervix Cervicitis Polyp Bleeding on contact White patch Growth Ulcer Erosion
After application of acetic acid: The ectocervix is covered by mature squamous epithelium. The polyp appears faintly acetowhite because of squamous metaplasia.
Cervix after application of acetic acid:
Squamocolumnar junction visibility:
Squamocolumnar junction location:
Determined eligibility for ablative treatment (if HPV-positive):
Histopathology: Not done
Remarks: The presence of a small polyp at the external os does not interfere with VIA. The polyp can be gently pushed inside the endocervical canal with a moist cotton swab before performing ablative treatment.