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<klaxon> grape sized lump... hurts to sit down...

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KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 16:28:37


I've had this lump on my labia for many years now, hard but painless.

Since a few days ago - I blame spin class - it's got really big, red and painful. It's the size of a large grape and is mostly hard. I've had mag sulph paste on it, germolene, hot baths, tentative squeezes... nothing - It's hard to dress too, thanks to the location.

I've had similar before, hence my mag sulph knowledge, but this just doesnt seem to be coming to a head, paracetamol and ibuprofen are not touching the pain.

Any ideas???

BigArea Mon 14-Apr-14 16:33:08

Ooh brilliant. I had similar recently, more pea sized though. It became a bit itchy, but couldn't be squeezed. One day I looked down whilst on the loo and a yellow head/blister had formed! Imagine my joy grin Anyway, have it a quick squeeze and it exploded extremely satisfyingly and then bled loads. Now I am completely lump free and have happy memories of the point at which it exploded grin

Not helpful I know but thought I'd share. Good luck

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 16:34:12

I just want to see a head! If there was, then I'd attempt to pop it... You can't go popping with no head... can you? (hopeful)

VelmaD Mon 14-Apr-14 16:34:48

Could it be a batholin cyst? Can you see the gp?

BigArea Mon 14-Apr-14 16:35:36

Nah I'd say not. Basically I think I irritated mine by fiddling with it (which you've done by doing spin) and the head formed on its own. Have patience!

bananananacoconuts Mon 14-Apr-14 16:35:41

I've had this! Had to flash my bits at the gp and he gave me antibiotics. It went away very quickly after that.

Sparklingbrook Mon 14-Apr-14 16:38:49

Sounds like a Bartholin Cyst. I had one for Christmas once, sad

Did pop eventually but couldn't walk properly. sad

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 16:43:46

Are Bartho cysts not on the inside fanjo? this guy originates from the hairy bit! - I actually have a bollock!!

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 16:44:28

I have penicillian vk in the cupboard, could I take that?

Family dr plus my new bollock don't go well

notasgreenasimcabbagelooking Mon 14-Apr-14 16:44:44

"I just want to see a head"!! That conjures up all sorts of images!!
Sorry! You have my sympathy OP! Sounds very very painful!

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 16:48:01

I had one before above the cleft of my bum. Again was skin coloured and caused no discomfort until I started Pilates. (I blame the sports centre!)

It got grape sized too and hit the bathroom wall when it finally popped.

Sparklingbrook Mon 14-Apr-14 16:49:44

Sounds like hair follicle related?

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 18:25:29

Follicle bollickle

Sparklingbrook Mon 14-Apr-14 18:46:20

sad So what's the plan? Because it can't stay there.

TessTackle Mon 14-Apr-14 18:51:10

Follicle bollickle just made me snort

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 18:52:19

We'll I'm home now and out of tights! Currently got mag sulph dressing on and I've taken co-codamol.

Bath once ds in bed then a good fiddle, have searched the mn sporn archives and am going to try the hot flannel and wooden spoon trick.

Also currently on my 2ww and feel very nauseous but not sure what to blame

Feeling v sorry for self

mcdog Mon 14-Apr-14 18:54:32

GP is a plan I think. I wouldn't go messing with my fanjo, and I normally love a good squeeze smile

Sparklingbrook Mon 14-Apr-14 19:53:12

I know about the hot flannel but what are you doing with the wooden spoon?

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 20:54:22

Biting down on it maybe? No the plan is you wrap the flannel dipped in boiling water around the spoon then hover it near the boil...

I've had a bath, taken some penicillin and am now sitting with the blue cool pack down my trousers for glorious relief!

Will phone gp in the morning

mercibucket Mon 14-Apr-14 20:58:16


antibiotics for this baby!

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 21:03:19

It's shiny... And now the size of a small plum

Sparklingbrook Mon 14-Apr-14 21:16:42

Oh I thought the spoon was for whacking it with or something.

Plum? I am no Doctor but that sounds not good. sad

PoshPenny Mon 14-Apr-14 21:19:39

Stick a pin in it to give the pus an escape route???

kelper Mon 14-Apr-14 21:20:25

I bet it pops in the night rubs thighs
I've got a massive spot on my neck, I had a bath earlier and it obviously burst in the bath, but now it's huge and hurts sad no mag sulph with me as I'm on holiday so gotta wait and see

KatoPotato Mon 14-Apr-14 21:28:19

Can I stick a pin in with no head?

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