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Small lump on labia minora. Painful to touch. Oozes pus when squeezed. What could it be?

I have a small pea sized bump on my upper labia minora . It isn t really red unless messed with but is painful to the touch. I was able to pop it and a very small amount of pus came out, white, and some clear oil came with it. It has been there about 2 days. I just noticed that my inguinal lymph node on that side is tender when palpated. What could this be?
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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From the description, this bump/lump like structure was present on one side and close to the entrance of the vagina. That could be either a Bartholin's cyst or a normal cyst.

The fact that you were able to pop it supports that diagnosis. But we will have to make sure either way.

Please keep the area clean and dry as it can result in a re-infection. Please visit a doctor if you do experience a re-infection or worsening of your condition. Also warm sitz baths and warm compresses through the day to the affected region can help to a certain extent.

Hope this helps.

Take care.
Answered: Fri, 12 Jul 2013
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