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Irritation with redness and swelling in labia minora. What can be done?

hello i am a seventeen year old girl who is not sexually active. i went skiing two days this weekend. I noticed some irritation on my vagina , but didnt think anything of it until now. I believe the medical term for it is my labia minora , the pink thing in between the vagina. It is very swollen, red, and irritated. I dont know what to do??? I have taken a hot bath and iced it all day and it seems to just be getting worse. Please Help!
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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hello, Thanks for the query.

Swelling and redness on inner side of labia minora suggests bartholin cyst.

A Bartholin's cyst develops when the duct exiting the Bartholin's gland becomes blocked. The fluid produced by the gland then accumulates, causing the gland to swell and form a cyst. An abscess occurs when a cyst becomes infected.

To diagnose a Bartholin's cyst, your doctor may Perform a pelvic exam.

Daily soaking in warm water, several times a day, may be adequate to resolve an infected Bartholin's cyst or abscess.

Treatment options :
Sitz baths,
Surgical drainage,

hope this helps,

Dr Nilofer
Answered: Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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