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An_249027 posted:
I have a lump/knot on the left side of my vagina,(it's on the what I call the puffy part beside the lips where your hair grows) it is very sore and about the size of a plum seed and it feels like knots coming off of it too kinda like roots. it is not an ingrown hair because I have had those before and I'm 99.9% sure it is not type of STD for I am married and have been for the past 11 years. it does not look to be discolored or anything, just really sore and I am not sure what it is. what could it be and should I be worried??
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Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear An: My best GUESS would be that you have a Bartholin's gland cyst. Here is a link to an description of this type of cyst and the types of treatments used:

http://women.webmd.com/tc/bartholin-gland-cyst-topic-overview

If it is not resolving, is tender, or is growing larger you definitely need to see your GYN. I have seen such cysts be as large as a walnut or golf ball. In this instance the GYN would open the cyst so it vcan drain and prescribe antibiotics if indicated. Unfortunately, Bartholin's gland cysts tend to reoccur. If this happens, the entire gland can be removed, or the area can be sutured open so normal fluids cannot collect.

Yours,
Jane


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