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What causes a bump in vagina?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Jul 2014
Question: Hi, this past Saturday evening (6/28), after wearing jeans that were too tight, causing friction, I thought I got a yeast infection, as I have had many in the past and it always causes a burning sensation. But to my XXXXXXX I discovered one pimple like bump located on the upper outer edge of my labia minora near my clitoris. The bump was raised with a white head, which disappeared very quickly after placing a icepack on the general area to reduce the burning sensation. The bump is now under the skin and is about the size of a pea or a bit smaller. I continue to feel a mild tingling or burning sensation in the same area. I have a small amount of milky white discharge with no odor. Since I am prone to yeast infections, I am assuming I have a mild yeast infection at current, but have not treated it with anything as of yet. Other than the one small bump, my vagina looks normal; however, it doesn't feel normal, as the mild burning sensation in the area of my labia minora where the bump is continues, but it is not stinging like it did when I observed the small raised white head pimple-like bump, which quickly resolved within less than an hour. I did not try to pop it, it resolved on its own. When I palpate the small bump it is non-tender and the skin is intact and appears normal. My main concern is the continued mild burning sensation. I have never experienced this before. I am a 45 y/o woman and only have a basic hmo insurance plan and am unable to get in to see a specialist without going through the referral process, which will take approx 1 month or longer to get in to see any doctor right now. I appreciate your time and advice!!!
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Hi,

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

The bump can be a bacterial infection but its difficult to tell without seeing it.

Can you upload a picture of the bump.

Then i will be able to tell you treatment better.

Feel free to consult me directly
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Regards

Dr. Som Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas (2 hours later)
Hi, Thank you for your response. The bump is not really visible anymore and the skin appears intact and normal, but it can be palpated and feels like a painless small round bump that is about half the size of a pea. The burning sensation continues, however, and feels to be located in and around the same area. When I palpate the area, as well as all other areas, it doesn't cause any pain. I also took a bright light to examine the entire area and did not see any fissures or cuts or other abnormalities. When I was examining myself, I palpated what feels like a small fluid filled sac just under the skin of my labia majora on the same side. It moves around a bit and didn't cause any pain when I was examining it either. I am not sure if I am experiencing separate issues that are coincidental. I do not have any flu like symptoms or fever. I am in the middle of my menstrual cycle and am pretty regular.
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
YES

Detailed Answer:
YES you might be having a bacterial cyst as well as urinary tract infection.

You need to get a urine culture and also get the area shown.

Either you take a pic and upload it here so that i can help or you can meet a doctor who can look into the rea and advise .
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Follow up: Dr. Som Biswas (8 hours later)
Hi, Thank you for your follow-up response. I do not think I have a UTI, as I used to get them frequently in the past, but haven't had one in years. I am a RN and am very familiar with UTI symptoms. I had a kidney stone lodge in my bladder many yrs ago and it had to be surgically removed. Thereafter, I experienced chronic UTI's, which eventually stopped occurring, thankfully. I did not upload an image because the bump is so small and the skin is intact and normal above it. My vagina appears intact and normal. The burning sensation has reduced considerably with no treatment. But today I decided to use plain yogurt and insert into my vagina and surrounding areas to treat what I think is a yeast infection. Whenever I get yeast infections, it always burns. I think wearing the tight jeans, which rode up into my vaginal region caused enough friction and irritation that it caused a vaginal pimple to form on my labia, which resolved very quickly on its own. I wore these jeans 3 days in a row and I could feel the pulling and friction and irritation, so took them off and put on loose fitting clothing and have been allowing the area to breathe. I feel this has helped tremendously. I contacted this site after experiencing the pimple like formation on my labia minora because I have never experienced that before and quite honestly it freaked me out. I am thankful it resolved quickly! Are you familiar with labia pimples? The burning sensation has reduced considerably. When examining my vagina today, I observed a milky white discharge with no odor. This has occurred in the past when I have had yeast infections. I know that it is usually described as a white cottage cheese type discharge, but for me, it's typically a milky white discharge. I don't like using Monistat because it has caused an increase in burning when I have used it in the past. I prefer natural remedies whenever possible.
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Answered by Dr. Som Biswas (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
These things take time to heal

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXX

Yes, I am familiar the vaginal pimples.

Natural remedies will take longer time than drugs to cure you.

But yes they can be tried. If monistat burns you can take oral antifungals.

But its up to you.

My only advice is whatever you use , give it time to heal you.

These things take time to heal, at least two weeks.

Regards

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Brief Answer: Hi, Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns. The bump can be a bacterial infection but its difficult to tell without seeing it. Can you upload a picture of the bump. Then i will be able to tell you treatment better. Feel free to consult me directly http://bit.ly/drsombiswas Regards Dr. Som Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX