When I went to the bathroom this morning and I wiped I noticed it hurt, so I looked with a mirror and I noticed I have a bump next to my vagina. I don't know of it's a pimple, it doesn't itch it just hurts when I touch that area.
The most common cause of lump in the vaginal area could be:
1. Bartholin's Cyst - Is located midway of the labia, and protrudes into the vagina.It can be caused by an infection, inflammation, or physical blockage.
2. Infected hair follicles - can form small absesses, which can cause a small swelling, but they are associated with redness and throbbing pain.
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.
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