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I'm 38 years old. On Friday I found a pea sized lump in my

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Hello, I'm 38 years old. On Friday I found a pea sized lump in my vagina. It is quite high up. I was initially probing around because I thought that I had a prolapse. I was a little constipated and felt something feel as if it popped out inside of my vagina. It felt as if I had an egg stuck there. When I stood up I could very obviously feel it. I inserted my finger and pushed it back. This is when I found the pea sized lump that I am now more concerned about. I have not had further problems with the prolapse since.I can not find the lump now, but am pretty sure that it's there somewhere. I checked on Saturday and cold not find it, but then did find it later on. I'm now back to not being able to find it. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad sign.My maternal grandmothers sister died very young of womb cancer. I'm not sure if that is a close link. I have also been experiencing heavier periods for about 6-9 months, but had thought that it might be an early menopause sign?Many thanks
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. I looking forward to assisting you with your question and providing excellent service. A pea size lump is most likely a sebaceous cyst and nothing concerning. I double you would have prolapse at only 38. None of this is related to endometrial cancer which would also be rare in a 38 year old. Heavy periods are not a sign of menopause. Menopause is a complete cessation of bleeding.
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your response. It is very reassuring!I had read that periods can become much heavier prior to menopause. I had put the last 6 months of heavy periods down to this (it is unusual for me to have that much bleeding). My maternal Grandmother went through the menopause a little younger than me. My mother had an early hysterectomy, I think due to heavy periods.I am obviously relieved to hear that a prolapse is unlikely, however, I wonder what it was that happened on Friday night? I definiteky had to push something back into place. It was so incredibly noticeable as I stood up and walked.Finally, if it was to be the worst case scenario, should I be aware of any other symptoms to watch out for? I guess that Endometrial cancer might cause pain/weight loss etc? I am a healthy weight and this has not altered for years.Thank you.
A prolapse cannot be just pushed into place. Endometrial cancer is pretty much nonexistent in a 38 year old. It doesnt cause pain or weight loss until years and years. Just irregular bleeding.
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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your help.