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feels like a hard ball on the inside of my vagina?

i have high risk hpv & hsv. just recently engaged in unprotected sex with a new partner with the same diagnosis. it's been a week, i've experienced frequent urination, spotting, a light yellow discharge, and a light odor i've never experienced. Today as I was washing I felt as if there was a hard ball on the inside of my vagina. (near the opening) Further exploration with my hands led me to think the inside of my vagina was swollen; but it was too hard. I can only describe it as muscle, or bone... I became concerned, so I examined myself in the mirror i saw something white inside of my vagina. They look like two white balls and they block the opening of my vagina. When I push it comes forward. I'm not in any pain what could this be?
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replied September 30th, 2011
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ashleyBaker1,

You could have inflammation of the Bartholin glands, which are located at the opening of the vagina.

The only way to know, is to have an examination. You should see a gynecologist for a thorough evaluation.

Good luck.
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