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i am diagnosed wid pcod,, early stage as said by doc,, but now i have discoverd tha start i have a lump jus inside the starting point of my vagina,, i doubt as i am masturbatin its gettin active and burning (m virgin yet ,, unmarried 23 yr old) i tried shoing it to my doc but i was also not relly comfy and she too dint take much care in checking it out,, my symptoms,, irregular periods from past 4 months and this month unusually painful and smelly periods which was also uncommon with,, spotting first day a lotta pain and no flow second day and v light bleeding 3rd day normal flow 4th day and again v light flow 5th day ,, then after 2 days from then after i had masturbated ,, i found brown watery fluid with red blood on my panty ,, jus 4 days back i finishd my periods and from past 10 days i have pain in my complete leg too (mosly left,, also right rarely) which is again not normal with me.. & m prescribed to take diane 35 for 21 days,, dis is al my case ,, temme about that lump & pcod

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replied June 26th, 2010
Womens Conditions Answer A13559
Hi, Welcome to eHealth forum!

Apart from PCOD you also probably have fungal infection of vagina or vaginal thrush. A lump just inside vagina can also be Bartholin Cyst. On each side of the vaginal opening there are Bartholin's glands which secrete fluid to lubricate the vagina. At times their openings become obstructed causing fluid to accumulate in the gland, resulting in relatively painless swelling called a Bartholin cyst.

You can soak in a tub filled with a few inches of warm water (sitz bath) several times a day for three or four days. This may rupture cyst and which will then drain on its own. If this does not help, then please consult your gynecologist for incision and drainage.

High level of stress, dramatic changes in your life style, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalance as seen in thyroid problems and PCOS, chain smoking, may be some of the common causes of your irregular periods. Cushing’s disease and disorders of adrenal gland, tumors of the ovaries and adrenals, insulin resistance and obesity are some of the other factors. Prolonged use of oral contraceptive pills is another cause.

Other important local causes of irregular periods are PCOS and fibroid uterus. PCOS causes cysts to form on the ovaries, interfering with regular ovulation. Diagnosis is by blood tests like blood insulin levels, serum testosterone and androgen levels and ultrasound.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your gynecologist once. Hope this helps. Take care!

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