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A 34-year-old female asked:

Having a boil on inner labia. red. 1cm. started hurting on urination. bartholin's cyst, endometriosis in labia minora, or anything else? what is cause?

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Dr. Gregory Lewis
Urology 45 years experience
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 to opening of urethra. Treatment: moist heat and antibiotics may cure an infected gland/small abscess. However, as a rule, the larger the abscess, the less chance that antibiotics alone will be effective and incision/drainage by md will be required.
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