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Severe vaginal dryness and itching. Vaginal cysts that look like a bunch of balloons

About 6 weeks ago I experienced severe vaginal dryness and itching. I inserted some Replens but it did not help. I took a little mirror and discovered several cysts clustered together that almost completely blocked the opening of my vagina. When I spread the vaginal lips, I saw that the cysts were connected to the top of the vagina as well as the inner walls. All of the cysts were flesh colored. I went to my gynecologist, who ruled out herpes or STDs. The cysts have continued to grow. I inserted a clean finger and felt around, and the cyst(s) extend further up my vagina than my finger can reach. The top cyst now has a large black mark in the middle of it. The itchiness has pretty much disappeared, but rarely I will get a sharp pain. I understand that the cysts could be due to blocked glands, but I am concerned because they have not gone away. The gynecologist said only to watch and wait and to take sitz baths. Am I missing something? Should I go to a gynecologist oncologist?
Wed, 4 May 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi;
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The multiple cyst you are describing looks more like vaginal warts due to HPV (human papiloma virus).Please get re-examined by the Gynaecologist and ask her to get tested for HPV so that you are not missing on it.Do not neglect please get tested soon.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
You may be having a Vaginal Candidiasis or it could be STD. You should be getting a Blood Work up done to rule out the exact cause.
Kindly consult a Gynecologist and get yourself examined. I don't need there is any need to consult a Gynecologic Oncologist.


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