I'm 22. i have this growth of tissue around the vaginal area, it is visible. It's painful when touched too much, and some during my menstral cycle. i've had it since i was a teenager but my doctor didnt tell me what it was or why it was there. I'm really worried as to what it is because i am afraid to engage in sexual activity. Any idea what it could be and what can be done about it?
Tissue growth arouns the vaginal area can be due to:
1.Bartholin's Cyst - Is located midway of the labia, and protrudes into the vagina and causes discomfort during sexual intercourse.
If infection sets in, the result is a Bartholin's abscess. If the infection is severe or repeated a surgical procedure known as marsupialization may be required to stop further recurrences.
2. Infected hair follicles - can form small absesses, which can cause a small swelling, but they are associated with redness and throbbing pain.
3. Genital warts: If you have been involved in sexual activity with a unknown partner then possibility is there.
Proper diagnosis requires a proper physical examination of the swelling in question. You might consult a gynaecologist who can examine and then decide on the appropriate treatment.
I am experiencing a similar problem as Adilly22. I am 21 yrs old n this is strange to me. It developed about a wk ago, it is red, painful, and about the size of pea n its swollen and hard. I have one partner and we use condoms. Also, i was wondering if shaving consistently caused this although i have been shaving for yrs. Plz tell me what you think, i am worried.
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