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a boil on my inner vaginal lip?

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I had what I thought was a boil on my inner vaginal lip, I tried popping it and nothing came out but it popped inside the skin, I even sanitized a needle and tried popping it, but now it's been swollen for about a week and I'm in severe pain on the one left side!!! What happened and what do I do can barely walk or sit down!!!


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replied January 28th, 2013
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A41853
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
You should have avoided self-manipulation since the exact cause was unknown. It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the vaginal/labial lump that you describe without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. The lesion that you describe could have been due to causes like folliculitis, sebaceous cysts, blocked paraurethral gland ducts, infected/blocked Bartholin’s gland duct, Bartholin cyst, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation done by your doctor/gynecologist. Avoid further self-manipulation and visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and evaluation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation. Keep area clean and dry. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.


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