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What causes white fluid filled cyst on clitoris?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Hi I have a white fluid filled cyst or poly on my clitoris. I am sexually active. This has developed in the last few days. I can't get to a doctor for a few weeks. Should I try and drain it myself or go to urgent care?
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Don’t drain it yourself.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to Healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.
Is it painful? How big it is?
The cyst could be
1.     Sebaceous cyst (a cyst of hair follicle)
2.     Epidermoid cyst ( intradermal cyst)
These two cysts are not painful. They become painful if infected.
3.     Bartholin cyst –Bartholin cyst occurs lower down near the introitus.
4.     Genital herpes blister. This is painful
Don’t drain it yourself. If it is large/ increasing in size or becomes painful you should go the urgent care. Otherwise you can fix an appointment with the doctor to see.
I hope this helps.
If you have any further queries, do write to me. I will be happy to answer.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Ramadevi Wani (16 minutes later)
it is not painful and about the size of a pea. it is under the hood of my clitoris. I wasn't sure if I even needed to see a doctor. I have had similar things like this and have drained them but not in such a sensitive place. they go away and all is well.
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It appears that you have epidermoid cyst.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome back.
From your notes it appears that you have epidermoid cyst. take appointment with your gynecologist. May be it will clear off on its own. But don't drain it yourself. It can be painful and gets infected if drained under septic conditions.

I hope this helps.
If you have any further queries I will be happy to answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes white fluid filled cyst on clitoris?

Brief Answer: Don’t drain it yourself. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today. Is it painful? How big it is? The cyst could be 1. Sebaceous cyst (a cyst of hair follicle) 2. Epidermoid cyst ( intradermal cyst) These two cysts are not painful. They become painful if infected. 3. Bartholin cyst –Bartholin cyst occurs lower down near the introitus. 4. Genital herpes blister. This is painful Don’t drain it yourself. If it is large/ increasing in size or becomes painful you should go the urgent care. Otherwise you can fix an appointment with the doctor to see. I hope this helps. If you have any further queries, do write to me. I will be happy to answer.