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A wound on the Left Labia

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Hi, Doctor. I am a virgin. Yesterday when I woke up there is a sore on the left Labia. I thought I was bitten by an ant or something so I apply nappy rash cream on it. However, it got even bigger today that I can't really sit or walk because it's really painful when I move. May I know is there any self-treatment for it? Going to hospital will be the last option for me. Thank you.
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replied May 17th, 2012
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Sore on the labia can be due to:
1)Infected hair follicles - can form small abscesses, which can cause a small swelling, and they are associated with redness and throbbing pain.

2) Bartholin's Cyst - Is located midway of the labia, and protrudes into the vagina and causes discomfort.If there is any infection then abscess is formed.
It requires a direct physical examination to rule out the exact cause.You can consider applying Neosporin ointment twice a day for.If it does not subside then consider visiting a Gynaecologist for evaluation.

Take care!


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