Cervical polyps are bulb like growths which occur in the cervical wall, which can occur either in clusters or as a single growth. Though most of them are benign, this should definitely be ruled out by a visit to the doctor. They are most common in women right before they get their menopause, especially those who have multiple children. In perimenopausal women, they most commonly cause vaginal bleeding or spotting. In general, the symptoms of a polyp are similar to that of other period disorders: heavy bleeding during your period, spotting between periods, and a smelly vaginal discharge.