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Pea sized lump under skin between labia. Swollen lymph node, abdominal pain. What could it be?

Hi, I have a pea sized lump under my skin between my labia majora & Minora went to the hospital & a Dr. For 2nd opinion & both only felt it & told me not to worry & put hot compress that its a swollen lymph node which i dnt feel like it is seeing as Lymph nodes are located la bit lower near Vagina entrance & this ball is on the left side closer toy clit area....this was Friday it is Now Wed. The lump is still there & today I woke up with some abdominal pain I m going back to the Dr. Friday I m really scared on what thisighy be its stressing me out
Asked On : Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welocme to HCM
based on the location of the lump it seems that you have a Bartholin's cyst.
Bartholin gland is present in the area between labia majora and minors.
Its function is to secrete mucus ahich lubricates the vagina.
Bartholin's gland can become irritated or infected resulting in pain.
If the duct becomes obstructed a Bartholin's cyst can form.
If the Bartholin's cyst becomes infected, abscess can result.
Treatment consists of marsupilization/ deroofing of the cyst and antibiotics.

Lymph node is unlikely at this region as this is not the location of lympn nodes.
Besides Bartholin's cyst this swelling could be some skin nodule.

Consult your gynaecologists for clinical examination, investigations and management.

Thank you
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sun, 25 Nov 2012
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