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Yellowish white, painful to touch small bump on perineum below vaginal opening. Any thoughts?

Hello. I am a 48 year old female. I have a small cyst-like bump on my perineum about 1/2 an inch below my vaginal opening and slightly to the left. It was flesh colored a few days ago and now has turned a yellowish-white color as if it were filled with pus. It only hurts if I touch it or if it gets compressed. What do you think it might be?
Mon, 6 Jan 2014
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Hi,

It might be carbuncle (infection of the hair follicles) and/or could be related to infection of the vagina if also associated with vaginal discharge.

Is it possible to send a photo of the bump to assist you further?

I'd suggest to:
- keep your genitalia well cleaned (wash with warm water and soap), dry it well,
- apply betaine and oxygenated water locally
- if still tender and painful and pus-filling, should consult a healthcare-provider to drain it.
- if vaginal discharge, should apply vaginal ovules and cream containing clotrimazole and metronidazole and should consults OG for oral therapy.

All the best!
Dr.Alba
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