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Hi, I have a rather large and painful lump that has appeared in the last 2 days in the vaginal area, it is underneath the skin and is really painful. What on earth could it be?
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replied September 20th, 2011
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It is difficult to comment on the lump (in vaginal area) that you describe without examining you. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for further evaluation and assistance. You might have to get vaginal swab/smear test done to rule out infective causes. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigation results) would be started to help you. If it is due to infection or infected cyst, infected Bartholin’s gland duct, etc., it might have to be surgically drained (under antibiotic cover) to resolve your symptoms. Look out for development of any other new symptoms. Be in regular follow-up and monitoring of your treating gynecologist/obstetrician and report any unusual/abnormal/new symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Drink plenty of water. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid tight fitting clothes. If infective cause is detected, (and if you are sexually active) get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection.
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