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small lump about the size of a pea on the inside of my thigh

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I noticed the other day that i had a small lump about the size of a pea on the inside of my thigh close to my vagina it was sore and painful but i thought is was a pimple its been two days and it has tripled in size and is very painful its rubbing against my other thigh now and is hard and sore. it doesnt look like a pimple and im not sure what it is im too embarrased to go to the doctor to get it checked also im immunosuppressed and have just recieved a kidney transplant 2 months ago could this be related to that?


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replied August 15th, 2011
Skin Answer A26012
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

A swelling in the perineal region, that is increasing in size, and is causing pain could be due to a infected hair follicle, a sebaceous cyst or a abscess.

Since you are on immunosupppresion therapy, it is important that you seek medical help at the earliest so that treatment can be initiated.

You might consult a doctor or your OB-GYN who can prescribe you a course of antibiotics for a few days.

In the mean time, use of Over the counter medications like advil or motrin can help decrease the pain and inflammation associated with the swelling.

I hope this helps.






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