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I recently discovered a hard lump about the size of a pea above my clitoris, slightly off to my left. It doesn't hurt. I've read about Bartholin's cysts but it doesn't seem like my lump is in the the right place to be one of these. I'm worried, please help!
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replied December 2nd, 2009
The lump is getting larger! Please help!!
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replied December 2nd, 2009
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Grobinso, If it is above your clitoris its probably got nothing to do with your genitals. If it is not an ingrown hair or something like that, seek medical help.
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replied December 8th, 2009
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum

It is difficult to comment without examining the lump. A pea size lump above the clitoris could be a blocked sebaceous gland, an infection of the hair follicle, a lymph node or even a neurofibroma (collection of nerve and fibrous tissue, usually harmless). If you have a vaginal discharge or smell, then it could be a swollen lymph node.

The other possibility is that it is a genital wart. At times vulvar cancer presents with a swelling above the clitoris (though this is rare and the last differential diagnosis).

You can discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist. A PAP smear and a STD panel must be done. Hope this helps. Take care!
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