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A 33-year-old female asked:

Hi doctor monday i had a little lump on my labia majora that has grown covering the labia . more like a cyst with abscess . its so hard and painful when squized. im in quarantine as i have tested positive for covid. ?

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Labial cyst : A cyst in this area can initially be treated with warm sitz baths, where you sit in a warm tub bath water for approximately 10-15 minutes 2-3 times daily. Sometimes this will allow the cyst to drain on its own. If the symptoms worsen you should see your women's health provider. I would recommend not squeezing the cyst as it can spread deeper in to the area.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Concerns: I agree with Dr. Ellis regarding use of warm sitz bathes or compresses. Please avoid squeezing this cyst-like lesion.
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