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Cyst on vulva, abscessed, swollen boil on groin. Bleeding, pus on having sitz bath. Vulva cancer?

i have a cyst on vulva. it abscessed. took antibiotics. some blood ans pus came out after sitz bath. gland in groin area became very hot. gland felt like boiling water in it. after antibiotics groin much better. leg pain much better. waiting report from obgyn . im 63 years old. have not been sexually active for 25 yrs. could i have cancer of vulva
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there. Firstly my dear, your history is incomplete for a definitive opinion to be given. How long ago did this 'cyst' appear ie when did it start? Is it long standing? How many days since it began to form an abscess? Who visualised it & started you on the antibiotics? What antibiotics were they? What report are you waiting for from your gynecologist? Are you a Diabetic by any chance or any other medical conditions in the recent past? What medications if any are you on? Have you been having regular PAP smears being done? Can you upload photographs of the area on this site. All this will help us give you a clear & more informed diagnosis & managment scheme.
Off the cuff, I dont think you have anything to worry about, so appears like an infection of one of the many glands in that area most likely a Bartholin's cyst. I suggest wait for the Gynec opinion & perhaps all that is needed is a simple excision. I dont foresee any cancer of the region given your history & description hitherto. Am happy you are feeling much better & hope this suggestion has calmed you further. Godspeed & take care..all the best for a long fruitful life!
Answered: Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Hi, Bjakson.
Thanks for query.
From your history this seems to be infected Bartholin cyst.
Now it burst open and pus came out but it will reoccur.
So it is better to go for removal of cyst.
But as you are 63 years,it should be evaluated and any other pathology should be ruled out.
Wait till you get report from your Gyanaec.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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