A 49-year-old female asked:
Every month period starts there is an oval shape that has pus and blood 1inch by 1/2 inch and 28 black dots 2cm. apart on tampon i am a 48 yr. old woman and have not had sex for the last 7 yrs. and i for the first time noticed 6/2011. every month since th
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
If : If you are still feeling the lump and have abnormal discharge on your tampon, you should go back in to your doctor for a thorough examination. There are many glands in that area that can periodically swell and/or shrink, but not cause any trouble. She told you to keep an eye on it - and you did. It didn't go away. So it's time to take a deeper look into what could be causing the symptoms that worry you. If you were not happy with your last visit, you could always go for a second opinion to someone else, but you will probably be able to get in to see your own doctor much sooner than a new doctor.
As an aside since you mentioned that you douched - we generally recommend against douching. Douching can disrupt the healthy balance of bacteria women have in their vaginas and can make it more likely for an infection like a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis to happen (neither are sexually transmitted diseases). In the future, if you notice a foul odor, it can be an indication of another problem, so you should give your doctor a call. Good luck!
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