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Small cyst around labia, infected hair follicles, sore to touch. What are treatment options other than surgery?

I will be 60 this year. Like most women, I have had small cyst-like bumps around my labia come up over the years which appeared to be infected hair follicles and disappeared as quickly as they came up. These rarely happened. I ve had 2 children in my 20 s and have had an uneventful menopause ... Very mild. . In the last 5 months, I have had red to purple, node-like bumps come in the labial area on bothe sides. They come up in various sizes, are sometimes sore to the touch. They can diminish within a week of appearing, but move around. From 1 to 4 appear at a time. I believe these are angiokeratomas . I ve tried heat, dry to moist, and natural remedies, but they won t go away. I ve heard there is no cure except surgery. I find this unacceptable. It s embarrasing and concerning to me and my husband, especially during love making. I ve kept the area shaved to facilitate treatment. Can anyone help, please? I can t afford surgery and don t want to go that route anyway. By the way, I am a former nurse. Thanks in advance...L
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
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The small cyst near the labia could be an infected bartholin's cyst. The infected hair follicles and the cyst need a broad spectrum systemic antibiotic to take care of the infection.
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Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
From history it seems that you might be having recurrent ingrown hair follicle infection.
As you are in menopause there is likely of having some atrophic changes in vaginal mucous membrane causing atrophic vaginitis due to estrogen depletion.
you can apply Estrogen cream like novelon after consulting your Gynaec.
For having acute local infection, a course of antibiotic medicine prescribed by your doctor will give good relief.
Keep local hygiene clean, dry and airy.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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