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Noticed hard lump on the inside of labia minor, not painful. Getting over yeast infection. Suggest?

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Hello, I have noticed a small hard lump on the inside of my labia minor, in line with The urethral opening, it is not painful. It may have a slight red hue, but is hard to tell. I am recently getting over a yeast infection. Is this serious?
Posted Sun, 30 Jun 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 15 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
A small pain less lump near the urethral opening can be due to many reasons.The most common reasons can be-
1. Vaginal inclusion cysts or bartholin's cyst
2. Gartner's duct cysts.
3. Folliculitis - due to an infected hair follicle. Usually has pus inside and needs an antibiotic and anti inflammatory drug for treatment.
4. Sebaceous cyst- due to a blocked sebaceous gland. The secretions start collecting inside and becomes painful. Needs to be surgically removed if infected.
5. Genital warts- due to a viral infection. Some of the simple tests carried out by your gynaecologist will confirm the diagnosis.
A thorough examination is a must for proper diagnosis and treatment.
This is not likely to be related to the yeast infection that you have.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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