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I have what looks like a blister on my labia minora but it

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I have what looks like a blister on my labia minora but it isn't clear like one would see on yr hand filled with water. It feels hard and hurts when it is touched. It is raised, round and smooth. From pictures on the net it doesn't look like herpes. I have it about two days now and am a bit scared it is something serious. It is a few days before my period if that means anything.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Can you tell me where on your labia this is located - lower or hgher?
How big is it?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Lower middle about 1/4" wide
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 5 years ago.
This could be what is known as a Bartholin's gland duct cyst which is essentially a blocked duct so that discharge that normal can get out, can no longer get out and hence you get this cyst.
YOu can try warm/ hot water baths and compresses, but many times, your ob/gyn needs to drain this for you.
I hope this helps, If you have more questions, please ask
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