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Pregnant having painful lump on the buttocks. Had a pelvic exam for spotting. Advice?

It feels like a big lump on the left side of my buttocks near my vagina . It is very painful. I went to the ER the other night for spotting because I m pregnant and had a pelvic exam. When the doctor removed the speculum she pulled my hairs pretty hard in that area. I m wondering if that s the cause if the pain or could it be something else.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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hello there..

The lump you are mentioning can be due to folliculitis followed by abscess as you also give history of hair being pulled off.
Also it can be a bartholins abscess or cyst which is also very painful and requires removal.
Both the condition i have mentioned are infective and need to be treated. It can also interfere with your delivery causing obstruction.
I suggest you visit your gynecologist at the earliest and get it managed.
Answered: Mon, 1 Oct 2012
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