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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Painful Swelling At Vaginal Opening (Overview)

Bartholin's abscess is the buildup of pus that forms a lump (swelling) in one of the Bartholin's glands, which are located on each side of the vaginal opening.


Dr. Eric Weisman
7 doctors shared insights

Painful Swelling At Vaginal Opening (Overview)

Bartholin's abscess is the buildup of pus that forms a lump (swelling) in one of the Bartholin's glands, which are located on each side of the vaginal opening.


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I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

Ouch: That sounds painful. The most common lesion like this in the vagina is going to be a bartholin gland cyst, if it's really big, then it could definitely extend up as high as you describe. I would see a doctor or clinic asap and they can possibly drain this for you and relieve the pain that you are feeling. Regardless, an exam is warranted. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What will cause vaginal burning and swelling with intercourse? I have a yeasty discharge and have taken diflucan (fluconazole) and used a vaginal treatment as well.

What will cause vaginal burning and swelling with intercourse? I have a yeasty discharge and have taken diflucan (fluconazole) and used a vaginal treatment as well.

Vaginitis: Any infection or sterile inflammation of the vagina and its introitus (labia) is bound to cause burning and even pain with intercourse. Diflucan (fluconazole) is an excellent oral agent for yeast vaginitis - keeping in mind that some women have recurrent or resistant infections that require weekly Diflucan (fluconazole) for several months/years - only with strict medical supervision. Diabetes can lead to serial infections. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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I have swelling directly underneath my urethra all the way to my vaginal opening, painful to sit down.it doesnt hurt when urinate.would sex cause this?

I have swelling directly underneath my urethra all the way to my vaginal opening, painful to sit down.it doesnt hurt when urinate.would sex cause this?

Urethral diverticula: The swelling may be a urethral diverticulum that occurs under the urethra. Sex is not a cause but you need an examination to determine the cause ...Read more

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I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

Ouch: That sounds painful. The most common lesion like this in the vagina is going to be a bartholin gland cyst, if it's really big, then it could definitely extend up as high as you describe. I would see a doctor or clinic asap and they can possibly drain this for you and relieve the pain that you are feeling. Regardless, an exam is warranted. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more