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I have a smallish hard lump right next to my clitorus. It is

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I have a smallish hard lump right next to my clitorus. It is sore if I touch it and more so if I squeeze it. I can't feel a head to it. It is smaller than a pea. I am a virgin so it is not an STI. What could it be? Going to GP for pelvic exam on Friday so need it to go by then. I have had it before and it has gone down over time.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

This is likely a bartholin duct cyst or abscess

These are quite common

Try to apply a warm compress several times per day

it might open up and release infection on its own

if it gets really red and painful get in sooner

otherwise, it's okay to wait