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#1 anotherebmember

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:37 PM

Definitely a Too Much Information topic...........

but Im going to ask anyway...


I have a small hard lump (the size of a pea) on one of my errrr Labia Majora (ok so I had to google the proper name to stop me writing down fanny flaps  blush.gif )

I have booked in to a doctor but cant get in for two weeks as I wanted to see a female doc instead of a male as it is a delicate topic.

Do you think its likely to be a small cyst or something else? anyone had something similar before?

#2 secret~sammy

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:40 PM

I have one too.
The GP said it was an enlarged lymph node, nothing to worry about.

#3 Fenrir

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:42 PM

There are some glands called Bartholins glands that can form cysts. Sometimes they are painless but they can become infected and very painful. They are mainly in the labia minora area though.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/bartholin_cyst/article_em.htm

I used to get them sometimes when I was riding 8 hours a day.

On the outer labia you may find that it is an infected hair follicle or a painless cyst that may burst on its own.


Edited by Beautiful Warlock, 19 March 2012 - 06:46 PM.


#4 Soontobegran

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:43 PM

Could be this but of course you need to see a doctor.


http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/185022.php

Good luck.




#5 T2Mum

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:44 PM

Probably just a harmless cyst, but always best to go to your GP to get it checked out. I have recently had the same problem (I'm pregnant with twins and the increased hormones are not helping!). My GP told me to go and get some antiseptic wash (I think Chlorahexane or something? - it comes in a pump pack and is bright pink). Using that has cleared out the cyst and also stopped me from getting anymore. Could be something to try while you are waiting for your appointment. The wash was not expensive (<$10).

#6 Le-a

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

Me me! Yes I have!

Is it sore OP? I had a blocked duct, it was very tender. My Dr had a look, and told me to put a hot flannel on it, or soak in the bath and then try to give it squeeze. Ouch and yuck.

As it happened, it popped by itself in the bath without much coaxing... I think it came back once, months later.

I don't think it would be a good idea to squeeze something if you're not sure what it is though, this is only my experience!

I hope it's something simple like this was for me, OP. all the best to you and your fanny flaps!

#7 anotherebmember

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Thanks ladies

Of course Im still off to see the doctor to get it checked for certain but I was pretty sure it was nothing serious  original.gif



#8 Polly Esther

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

It is inflamed? I had one there once, which started off as hard-feeling tissue, and ended up feeling very hot and red and sore and got so bad I couldn't walk without extreme pain.  It was a blocked duct or something... some anti-biotics cleared it up.

#9 imamumto3

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:48 PM

i had a cyst on my labia which ended up getting infected and made the whole area swollen and painful.  after being examined by the gp and 2 nurses, i was given anti biotics to treat it.  i was fine after a couple of days, just had to wear granny undies so they didnt rub

#10 anotherebmember

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

It doesnt hurt at all, its just there, a small hard lump

#11 Goggie

Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:51 PM

Mine was a sebaceous cyst, just needed antibiotics to clear it and a topical cream. Dr advised me to do salt water baths for a week. I did have a reoccurrence 2 years later but it's fine now. Do not pop it!! Doctor did say that if it keeps coming back surgery to remove is the worst case scenario so let's hope there's no need for that.

Edited by tauruspregnant!, 19 March 2012 - 06:53 PM.


#12 Undercover Mum

Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE (Beautiful Warlock @ 19/03/2012, 07:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are some glands called Bartholins glands that can form cysts. Sometimes they are painless but they can become infected and very painful. They are mainly in the labia minora area though.

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/bartholin_cyst/article_em.htm

I used to get them sometimes when I was riding 8 hours a day.

On the outer labia you may find that it is an infected hair follicle or a painless cyst that may burst on its own.


I have an enlarged Bartholins Gland. I have had it for nearly 10 years and at times it changes size due to fluctuating hormones. It is completely painless. You should get it checked out just to make sure though.

#13 Cuckoo-choochoo

Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:56 AM

QUOTE
It doesnt hurt at all, its just there, a small hard lump


^^ This - I have one too. Gynae checks it out everytime I go for a pap - said not to worry about it, probably an enlarged lymph node or blocked duct.  

Antibiotics don't do anything for it, had a smaller one appear next to the main one which I squeezed (and screamed the house down in the process) it went away and now I just have the one.

It doesn't bug me.




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