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Swollen clitoral hood. Blackish purple spot. Got worst with antibiotics. Could be due to shaving, how to relieve pain?

I have had a swollen clitoral hood for about 4 days now. Today I noticed a blackish purple spot on it. I have no other symptoms such as discharge , rash , etc. Just a very swollen painful clitoral hood and now this purplish black spot on the left side of the hood. I saw my general doctor 2 days ago who gave me antibiotics for it but its gotten worse instead of better. I have an appointment with an OBGYN Tuesday but thats 5 days away and I m in a lot of pain. It is not an STD cause I am not currently sexually active and the last time I was I got checked and was clear. My general doctor said it could be an infection or ingrown hair because I did shave 2 days prior to the swelling occuring. Any idea what it could be or something that could relieve the pain till I can see an OBGYN on tuesday?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
Yes it could be an infection / abscess.
The pain and redness indicate that.
Also, it could be a bartholin's cyst.
Can you upload a picture, that will provide me with more information.
For pain relief, please apply cold compresses and aloe vera gel.
IT should certainly help.
Please upload a picture at -
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 1 May 2014
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