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just discovered a small hard raised lump, i'm only a teen?

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I just discovered a small hard raised lump bellow and to the right of my vagina. I'm only a teenager and it's unnerving to find something like that. There is no pain when I touch it though. Any thoughts on what it might be? Is it serious? Should I tell my parents and get a doctor to look at it?

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replied July 7th, 2011
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A24779
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The ‘lump’ that you describe needs to be examined. It is difficult to comment on the cause without examining it. Do not touch it unnecessarily. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for examination to look for the cause and origin of the ‘lump’ that you describe. If found to be due to infective causes, appropriate treatment would be started to help you. If the lump is due to sebaceous cyst or blocked Bartholin’s gland duct, appropriate options would be suggested to give you relief. Drink plenty of water. Avoid sweat in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments. Avoid use of tight fitting clothes.
Take care.

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