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A 26-year-old female asked:

3 weeks ago found a pea sized painless lump outer labia. it popped but i am left with a small red open mark. what is it? sebcaceous cyst or syphilis?

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Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology 44 years experience
Vulva: Sounds like a sebaceous cyst- "plugged oil gland". If you are fearful of syphilis, you should get blood testing.
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Last updated Mar 27, 2014

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