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small (pea sized) hard bump next to my labia minora?

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I feel a small (pea sized) hard bump next to my labia minora, below my clitoris. It appeared out of nowhere. It's slightly tender to the touch. Ive never had herpes or even a cold sore. What do you think it could be?

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replied June 6th, 2012
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A35746

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. From your symptoms, it looks like a Bartholin's abscess or cyst. There are glands in the vaginal lips called Bartholin’s glands.

These can become painful and swollen, and an abscess can form. This often causes blockage in the main duct from the gland, and a cyst develops. This is felt as a painless, hard swelling.

Other possibilities are sebaceous cyst, lipoma ,fibroma or viral warts. You should get a gynecologist’s examination done.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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