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Hi, can anyone help me? I am 34 weeks pregnant and we havent had any sexual intercourse recently. A couple of days ago it got very painful down there (I think its a spot on the labia minora) and slightly itchy, it looks very red and swollen but I can't really see a cyst or a raised lump or anything. Its very irritable when I walk and the only relief I can get is by sticking a wet wipe or something down there!
Baby, I don't think it is itchy enough for a bite, though I might be wrong, I have had a mosquito bite somewhere down there in the past! Bitof- thats an interesting one, if there are veins in that part of the anatomy (I'm actually on blood thinners for past clotting problems with veins)
Update - Went to midwife today who sent me to the Dr who said is was an infection of the gland (batholin cyst?) Has put me on a strong dose of antibiotics and told me to go back Friday if it hasn't got better.
You poor thing but glad you're on the antibiotics early.
I had one of those when I was in my early 20s- started small then became the size of a golfball - I kid you not- over a few days. By the time I saw the gp as I'd been away with work so couldn't go earlier, she sent me straight to a&e with a letter and I had to spend a night in hospital and have it lanced under general anaesthetic. Apparently quite common and they respond well to antibiotics. Just one of thoswe things - no rhyme nor reason for it.
Keep the area 'aired' - not tight clothes etc for next few days. I'm sure it'll clear up.