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Bruised lump on the labia majora. Pain in the vulva. What could be this?

I have a large ( thumb sized) oblong unilateral lump on my left labia majora . Popped up in minutes out of nowhere. no injuries occured. Tender to the touch. Dark purple bruising. Tenderness starts at the top of the vulva and travels down to about an incc above the perineum on the left side. It is deep under the skin. No boil or pimple or abscess. What is this?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Thank you for the question.

From what you are describing this might be one of three things:
1. A deep vulvar abscess - it does not have to come to a head to be an infection
2. A hernia - this is a common location in women and would present very similar to how you are describing it
3. A vulvar varicosity - you have veins in the labia that most commonly get swollen during pregnancy, but this could happen at other times, especially if you have had kids before.

I hope that this helps and good luck.

Dr. Raichle
Answered: Mon, 2 Mar 2015
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