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I have small lump in my vaginal area. it itches, and hurts if i touch it at all. i think it is a cyst, but is there anything else it could be? if so, when will it go away and should i go see a doctor for it?

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Dr. Jay Park answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The Bartholin's glands are located on each side of the vaginal opening. When the openings of these glands become obstructed, causing fluid to back up into the gland and form a cyst. The result is relatively painless swelling called a Bartholin's cyst. If the fluid within the cyst becomes infected, you develop a collection of pus. See your primary care provider.

Answered 1/15/2023

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