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Posted by: Maureen | 2006/04/19

Lump

HI Doc

I have discovered a lump on the inside of my vagina...so embarressing! I was once tested for Herpes 2 (genital) and it was positive, this was about 10 years ago but I never had an outbreak. I have just one large lump on the inside of the vulva (part without hair) and I wondered...could this be herpes? Its saw to walk as its a bit swollen as well.

Also, I am meant to go for a urine test in 4 days time for migration purposes, will a herpes outbreak be picked up in urine test?

I feel too embarressed to go to a doctor...does one need a prescription for Zovirax tablets or shall I just the cream??
Thanks for helping with an embarressing problem!!

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Hi Maureen
Relax it is probably not herpes but a swollen mucous gland - It is better to see a gyne or lady GP if you prefer as you may need antibiotics before it makes an abcess.

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Posted by: Maureen | 2006/04/20

Thanks guys. I rushed to the doctor this morning and he diagnosed a Bartholin Cyst which as become infected. Does this mean its an abcess or does it mean it might become an abcess? I am beside myself with worry! He has put me onto antibiotics which I started taking almost immediately! I have just read up on how painful the removal can be. I need to trust God's help for this challenge!!!!!

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Posted by: Anon | 2006/04/19

Is it painful, could be a sebaceous cyst. I have had a sebaceous cyst there before, very painful, my gynae drained it and checked it and it was totally harmless. Told me to use bactroban ointment. You should go visit your Dr though, if you are too embarrassed to visit a male Dr find a female one, there are many about. First you need a proper diagnoses before you can treat it. Good luck

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Posted by: lou | 2006/04/19

It could be a blocked pore that is forming a pimple, or an abcess. If it is an abcess, you will need a doc to check it out so that it can be removed or give you antibiotics.
If its one of the above it wont be picked up in a urine test.

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