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i keep getting a recurrent cyst in my labia that wont pop and its very painful when its there it comes and goes every few months whats causing it

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Blocked Bartholin: The Bartholin's gland in the labia has a duct that opens just inside of the labia. When that duct gets blocked, the gland will swell or get infected. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Drainage: It may need to get drained and also treated with antibiotics. Don't try to push or squeeze anything out. Try to get in and see your doc. In the mea ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get an exam: There is no way to be sure without an exam. It could be anything from Herpes to hydradenitis and many things in-between.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Do you shave?: Might be hidradenitis suppurativa. See a dermatologist.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Swaby
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
?Shaving: If you shave your pubic hair this may cause abrasions or small cuts on the skin and may lead to infections in the hair follicles (folliculitis). Refra ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Hamilton
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be an abscess.: Cysts within the labia should be evaluated by a physician. Possible causes may include infection or occlusion of glands. Rarely can these be mistake ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Razor bumps: Yes it can. They are called razor bumps, may be inflammatory from ingrown hairs or also be due to infection in the follicle. You have to moisturize be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: An infected Bartholin's or sebaceous cyst would be most likely and occur in inner part of labia minora. An infected skene's duct cyst occurs adjacent ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Bartholin cyst?: Depending on the exact location and the size and a few other characteristics, this could be a sebaceous cyst or a follicle cyst or a Bartholin's duct ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labial "cyst": This may be a Bartholin gland infection. However, try soaking in a hot bath tub of water to see if it will dissipate on its' own first. If that fails, ... Read More

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