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You have what sounds like a "bartholin gland cyst"
These are common and are usually towards the back and to one side, often just inside the vagina. When they are big, the labia appears enlarged on that side towards the back.
Does this sound like what you have?
This is what I've read online, but when I hear 'inside the vagina', it's not inside the actual vagina
unless the labia majora is considered also part of the vagina
Is the skin inflamed or reddened?
where the hair grows out?
The skin over the area that is swollen.
not as bad as the skin around where the elastic waist band goes round my upper thigh beside it
it's a little pink and upon looking at it, i can see a bit of a bluish vein within it
The options for what you describe will include:1. A bartholin gland cyst2. A large sebaceous inclusion cyst3. A vulvar abscessIs it painful?
and then of course i can feel the sore lump inside the labia majora
why would the area beside it on my upper thigh be red and irritated? I cannot get it to heal.
it's bizarre none of this is occurring on the left side.
It could be that the "cyst" is infected with some surrounding skin infection or "cellulitis". Because it is on one side only, it must be one of the things that I have listed.
the whole area is more sensitive before my period begins
I am certain that this represents a bartholin gland based on what you are describing.
Okay, so the bartholin's gland is within the labia majora then?
Yes, the problem can involve a larger area than just the cyst alone.It definitely needs some attention before it becomes a bigger and more expensive problem - here is what I would consider if I were you...please give me a minute to type...
okay. I guess I'll check out the Doctor's Express near me. I cannot afford a gynecologist appt.
1. You might try an urgent care or ER setting2. The "cyst" needs to be opened and drained3. Often they can place something called a "Word Catheter" or pack it in a way that aids draining4. You likely will need some antibiotics
Does this answer your question?
Yes. It makes me wish I was a man.
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I had mentioned the sebaceous inclusion cyst. See if there is a Community Health Center in your area that might be able to see you without insurance. It would simply need to be "lanced" and drained.
Good luck! Please let me know if you have any questions.
I did mention the possibility of a vulvar abscess in my original answers - I am really glad this got figured out and that you are getting the proper treatment.
Thank you for the update - if you have more questions about this problem, fell free to post back to this question and I will respond.