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Bump beneath skin inside labia majora, growing in size, no pain or irritation. Sebaceous cyst?

I have a bump under the skin of the inside of my labia majora which has been there for many years and has been identified as a cyst during a gynmecological exam. It appears to be getting larger, now the size of a large pea. It is not irritated or painful but I am now more aware of it. I am 65 years old. Is it a sebaceous cyst and should I have it removed?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for the query.

Yorr symptoms of progressively increasing swelling on the inner aspect of labia majora indicates diagnosis of bartholin's cyst.

A Bartholin's cyst is formed when a Bartholin's gland is blocked, causing a fluid-filled cyst to develop.

It can be caused by an infection, inflammation, or physical blockage to the Bartholin's ducts. If infection sets in, the result is a Bartholin's abscess.

You need to get your blood sugar tested as it is more common in diabetics.
Treatment would surgical excision with Marsupialization.

Dr nilofer
Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Geriatrics Specialist Dr. Surendiran Gaj's  Response
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am dr.surendiran
nice to meet you here in HCMagic
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
The swelling in labia would be a boil or cyst ,in order to prevent further spread of the infection.
1 Keep the area clean and apply some topical antiseptics. Also wear loose-fitting cotton clothing and use an antibacterial soap or mild soap ,that help to relieve your pain.
2 Avoid any kind of cosmetics. Topical antibiotics such as mupirocin or neomycin containing ointment are also useful.
3 In case the symptoms persist then oral antibiotics may be needed.
for further preceding ,have proper examination and proceed
hope helped your query
regards dr.surendiran hcmagic
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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