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Lump under skin on vagina, soreness, brownish discharge. Causes for lump?

Hello, I m XXXXX, I have had a lump underneath the skin on my labia majora and labia minor (same lump) it is incredibly sore to touch, sit down and walk, also today I ve had a brown-ish discharge , I haven t been to the doctors yet as it s not open, but I am very anxious as to what it is.. Can you help me please ? Thank you.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM

The site and symptoms that you have mentioned can be a Bartolins cyst or some lesion of the skin.
The most common lesion at this is the Bartholins cyst.
Bartholins gland is a gland present at the lower end of the vagina. This gland secrets a lubricating fluid.
In case of blockage of the duct of this gland, there is distention and dilatation of the gland.
It is a very painful condition.

You can take painkiller and an antibiotic,
If the condition does not relieve, surgical excision needs to be done.
The surgical excision is called 'marsupilisation'. In this process the cyst is opened inside out so that it does not re-occur..

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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