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Hi Ive just discovered a lump alongside the area

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Ive just discovered a lump alongside the vaginal area between the leg and vagina, should I see a doctor?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question. First I need a little more information-

Is lump- soft and movable?
Any discharge through lump?
May i know your age?
How long has this been going on for?
Are you suffering from any medical condition or on any medication ?
Do you suffer from severe emotional stress or anxiety issue?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Its hard not moveable, no discharge, deep under the skin, Im 58, only just noticed it, very healthy and no conditions

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Dear Customer, Thanks for providing quick additional information.

It sounds to be Epidermoid cyst. It occurs, when the oil become trapped under the skin and form a little cyst.
They are very common. Usually they are small of the pea size but sometimes they slowly get bigger over many months to become a few centimeters in diameter.

No need to get panic.
If you develop, red inflamed and painful cyst, then it is indicative of infection. A course of antibiotics should be given.
Also if the condition doesn't improve , then it can be removed by a simple operation under local anesthesia. In such case a small incision is made over the cyst.

As such there is no OTC medication to treat cyst.

In your case, Wait and Watch approach can be applied.
You can use warm compresses for 10-15 minutes, and can be repeated 3-4 times a day, It would be helpful.

As such, it is not of much concern.
For peace of mind, you can get it clinically examined from your doctor.

Please let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions.