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I'm not sure if the lump in my vagina is normal

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I'm not sure if the lump in my vagina is normal
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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Is it painful?

You can post a picture for better evaluation.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have no pain just a hard lump I'm trying to attach a picture but doesn't seem to want to work
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Ok thanks for the pictures.

The lump is right at the opening of the vagina.

This is a benign cyst arising from the lining of the vagina ( labia majora).

This does not cause any problem usually.

However, this can be removed by a gynecologist if needed.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok what kind of cyst is it as it feels quite hard and large? I saw there are certain types of cysts?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

This is likely a bartholin cyst --a common occurrence --may get hard from scar tissue formation.

Best wishes

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I've read somewhere it can be caused by a middle ear infection which I had then my ear perforated but no gunk came out could this have been the cause of it?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

No very unlikely.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help do I need to go to the doctors or anything?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Very welcome

Although not urgent, you can get it checked by your doctor also.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you what would treatment involve if needed?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Usually nothing --just observation.

if it is getting bigger then it will be removed surgically --minor procedure.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi I have checked it again today and it seems bigger and harder why is this?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

The size can fluctuate mildly.

But keep an eye on it.

if it becomes painful or even bigger then you should see your doctor to remove it.

this is still considered a benign growth.

the size may change due to the influence of estrogen.

Best wishes