My feed
Premium

Please
or
to access all these features

Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention.

Women's health

Lump on Labia majora

15 replies

Womanslife · 05/11/2018 21:07

I got my period today and noticed I felt a bit sore when I wiped. I looked this morning and there is a a few swollen lumps on the labia majora. (one on one side and 2 on the other) It feels quite sore and itchy.
Is it worth waiting until my period finishes then going to the docs?
Has anyone else had this? Feeling a bit worried about it

OP posts:
Report
Wiifitmama · 05/11/2018 21:13

I get this - it seems to be hormonally linked as I only get a flare up around my period (just before usually). The Dr said its a type of excema and prescribed an emollient cream to put on which really does help. You can buy it over the counter. Cetraben.

Report
Lweji · 05/11/2018 21:13

I first thought this
www.nhs.uk/conditions/bartholins-cyst/

In any case, I'd check with the doctor asap.

Report
TheMatriarch · 05/11/2018 21:16

I have this. The dr couldn’t feel anything and said it was fine.
Mine’s definitely not a Bartholin’s cyst as not it’s not far under enough.

Report
Womanslife · 05/11/2018 21:33

I've never had it before and have been getting my period for 17 years now 🙄

OP posts:
Report
Wiifitmama · 05/11/2018 21:36

I only got it in the last couple of years. I am 46 now. For me, I think it is a sign of the hormone issues that come with being pre-menopausal.

Report
cushioncovers · 05/11/2018 21:47

I get this when I get a period. Started happening in my mid forties.

Report
picklemepumpkin · 05/11/2018 21:48

Have you done anything to injure the area? Been a bit rough, worn tight trousers on a bike?

I've had small swellings there that feel enormous, but resolve into poppable boils. They don't come to a head, but will burst with a little help in a hot bath.

It may well be hormonal because I haven't had them for years now.

Report
Womanslife · 05/11/2018 21:55

No, I haven't injured the area! I wish I had, then I'd have a solid reason! I'll wait until my period ends and if it's still there, I'll make a docs appt! Thank guys x

OP posts:
Report
goodnessgrace · 05/11/2018 21:59

I had a nasty lump there, had to have it cut out and biopsied but it was nothing sinister.
A benign viral papilloma.
Awful though having it cut out with my legs in stirrups 

Report
Womanslife · 06/11/2018 13:01

Today's it's quite sore when I pee! Is that normal?

OP posts:
Report
picklemepumpkin · 06/11/2018 13:17

Have you inspected? If it's a hot pea like lump, then it needs to be burst.

If it's a sore patch, use a barrier cream like napisan.

Report
picklemepumpkin · 06/11/2018 13:17

No, not napisan.... sudocreme. Got my baby brands muddled...

Report
Womanslife · 06/11/2018 14:30

Yeh it looks like a hot pea like lump! Oh dear, that should be fun! Thanks

OP posts:
Report
picklemepumpkin · 06/11/2018 14:37

Warm compresses/hot bath. Good luck!

Report
Womanslife · 06/11/2018 22:24

Thanks 🙄 x

OP posts:
Report
Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.