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what is this lump

(7 Posts)
toffeelolly Sun 20-Jan-13 17:54:20

in shower friday night and found a bean size lump between my groin and labia . am so worried it is painless but after feeling around it can be tender it' under the skin i have no spot's or pimples's around it going out of my mind with worry going to try to see a doctor 2morrow . does anybody know what this could be please . help!

catladycourtney1 Sun 20-Jan-13 18:08:28

The only thing that can really reassure you would be a thorough examination by a doctor, so make sure you get one of those!
I have a small lump under the skin on one of my outer labia, not bean-size but maybe lentil-size? I have one on my ear lobe too. I've never worried about either of them, thinking about it... But they've been there for years.
Could it be an ingrown hair?
There are lots of glands and nodes and things around the groin area, so its possible that it might be to do with that. I had a big lump under my armpit when I was about 15, and it turned out that was an abscess caused by an infected cut on my finger!
Try not to worry, but do get checked.

knackeredoutmum Sun 20-Jan-13 20:14:11


OneTwoOrThree Sun 20-Jan-13 20:37:22

Me too!

My vagina felt a bit dry / rubbed at the entrance this evening so I had a look with the mirror and can see two huge marble sized lumps just at the entrance to my vagina. They're not sore when I touch them, but do feel a bit raw, which I suspect is from rubbing.

I've consulted Dr Google (I know, I know!) and have diagnosed a vaginal cyst. I'm going to see how it is in the morning And then either get a doc appt or wait a few days and see if it disappears of its own accord!

I'm not sure this helps you, but at least you're not alone smile

digerd Mon 21-Jan-13 09:46:47

I had a cyst on the side of the lower right just above the vaginal opening. GP said that it was not cancer as cancer of the VULVA is always on the smooth hairless parts of the Labia and not where any hairs grow. Mine was very sore as was sure it was a cyst and had squeezed it. It was not in my groin - in that area there are are many glands, but not had any experience of any of them swelling.
See your GP to put your mind at rest and have it treated if necessary.
Good luck

toffeelolly Tue 22-Jan-13 20:03:02

hi thank's for reply's went to doctor on monday she think's it's an abscess down around groin , labia give me antibiotics for a week . i think it's getting bigger s bit and a little tender just hope this clear's it up. anybody with an abscess how long did it take to clear up? just wish this thing would go awaysad

digerd Tue 22-Jan-13 20:53:46

It will take a few days for the Antibiotics to have an effect. Wait until you have finished the course, or if it gets much worse, you must go back to Drs.

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