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Growth on my 12yo labia

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1CantPickAName Wed 07-Aug-19 20:08:00

Yesterday my 12yo got very upset when I asked why she was walking like she’d had an accident in her pants. She said that a ‘round thing’ had appeared in her ‘downstairs’. So after I got her to calm down, she should me. I could see as soon as she took off her knickers, it was a white/pink lump, about the size of a pea but not perfectly round, almost bumpy. On closer inspection I saw that it was growing from her labia minor. She was terrified do I took her straight to a & e. The doctor thought it might be a skin tag but really didn’t have a clue. She referred us to a gynaecologist, they rang first thing and we have an appointment for the week after next.
I’ve been googling all day and I haven’t found anything even close to what it could be and now I’m terrified, the doctor did say that there is a small chance it could be cancer, she did stress that it is highly unlikely.
We are on holiday next week and although she can walk, it’s obvious that something is not right.

Has anyone any experience of anything like this?

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sackrifice Wed 07-Aug-19 20:10:03

Is it painful?
A cyst?

Ringsender2 Wed 07-Aug-19 20:11:13

Sorry no help but didn't want to read and run. Great to get an appt so soon. Hope it turns out into be benign.

hannah1992 Wed 07-Aug-19 20:23:25

Highly highly unlikely it's anything serious. It's most likely a cyst, especially if its sore. Or it could also be an ingrown hair.

You may find that if it is a cyst, it may burst before the appointment. Have her take warm baths to soak in as that will aid it to burst If it is a cyst

1CantPickAName Wed 07-Aug-19 20:23:43

She says it’s not painful, only sore when it has been rubbing on her knickers,

I first thought cyst, but ime cysts are lumps under the skin, this looks like a growth on the skin

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EatsFartsAndLeaves Wed 07-Aug-19 20:35:50

Ouch sad

Might be worth putting vaseline on it to stop the rubbing, or sudocrem?

HappyHammy Wed 07-Aug-19 20:47:40

cyst, ingrowing hair, hope she gets this sorted out quickly. Poor girl, it must be uncomfortable for her.

1CantPickAName Thu 08-Aug-19 16:20:03

Thank you for your replies. I decided that a nearly two week wait was too long and I would never forgive myself if it turned out to be something serious and I delayed the check up so we could go on holiday. So I called the hospital this morning to say I will take the original appointment they offered, which was on Tuesday, unfortunately our appointment for the fill Tuesday is now the earliest one available. I told them that my dd can’t wait that long, she can barely walk, and dies the consultant have a clinic on another day at another hospital, or even a private practice that I could get an appointment with. I was told that fir several reasons, including my dds age, she had to be seen by this one particular dr. The two people I spoke to made me feel like I was being unreasonable and made no effort to hide their irritation with my questions, to the point that I was in tears.
I did manage to get the doctors scheduled clinics at other hospitals but was told by a lovely secretary that to get an appointment at another clinic with the same dr, I would have to go to my gp and ask for a referral, which would take more time and there is very little chance my dd would get an appointment sooner anyway,
To cut a long story short (not so short, sorry), I have made my dd a private appointment with this dr for this evening, I will update later.

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1CantPickAName Thu 08-Aug-19 21:05:20

The consultant says it’s a harmless cyst, the best £200 I ever spent!!!

She couldn’t say how long the nhs waiting list would be so I’m going to discuss payment options with the private hospital so it can be removed before she goes back to school.

Thank you for listening xx

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Nearlyalmost50 Thu 08-Aug-19 21:11:27

Good news, I also have paid to see a consultant privately often people don't know you can do this, then go back in the NHS once you have a good diagnosis. Hope it is sorted soon.

peoplepleaser1 Thu 08-Aug-19 21:12:54

Great news OP. Peace of mind can be priceless.

JasperTheFriendlyGhost Thu 08-Aug-19 21:14:11

I am glad it’s nothing sinister and glad it’s going to be sorted. flowers for you and dd

Knittedfairies Thu 08-Aug-19 21:21:31

Great news OP.

saffy1234 Thu 08-Aug-19 22:51:21

Its most probably an ingrown hair of a cyst.I appreciate you must be concerned though so big hugs thanks

saffy1234 Thu 08-Aug-19 22:52:09

Oops just saw
Amazing news,what a relief x

Pikapikachooo Fri 09-Aug-19 21:02:53

Ah I had as a cyst too Glad all
Sorted xx

Lilyrose90 Fri 09-Aug-19 21:05:07

Aw bless her. So pleased it’s something that’s not serious!

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