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Have lump below the clitoris in the labia minora, tender to touch. What could it be?

Mar 2013
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I have a lump right below the clitoris in the labia minora on the right dide. Tender to the touch and the same color as the surrounding skin. Thought it could b e s bartholin issue but its too high. ..any thoughts?
Posted Fri, 6 Sep 2013 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 1 hour later
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Thanks for writing to us.
The lump you describe sounds very much like a Bartholin's cyst.
It occurs medial to the labia minora, and can be situated high up abutting the clitoral area too.
Of course, a differential diagnosis ( other possibilities ) include -
1. Other inclusion cysts of the vulva.
2. Infected sebaceous cyst
3. Lipoma , fibroma etc ( benign swellings of the tissues within ).
However, the commonest possibility is a bartholin's cyst again.
Please visit a gynecologist anyhow to confirm and treat the same.
Take care, and feel free to discuss further.
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