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Lump in the vagina, painful, growing in size. Not STD. What could it be?

Hello. Today I noticed a lump under the skin of my outer labia . It is painful when walking or when pressure is applied, and seems to have grown in size. There is no head or white part, so I don t think that it is a pimple . I am not sexually active, so I don t think it is an STD . Do you have any idea what this is and how I can relieve my discomfort?
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there.

I understand you are not sexually active & dont suspect any STD.

The lump under the labia can be one of many things but is most likely to be an infected cyst of some sort.
Most likely a bartholins cyst

It will most likely require a visit to the gynecologist or dermatologist, get a course of antibiotics & antiinflammatory agents that require a prescription & it should subside denovo. If not, it will require an incision & drainage that your doctor will decide for you on visualisation.

Cheers & wish you good health!

Dr Praaveen Rodrigues MD
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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