Hello, I have a sort of blister on in the inner part of the labia majora, closer to the the vagina than the clitoris. I had sex with my partner 3 days prior to experiencing itching in the spot, later in the day I realised a bump manifested, which on day four looks more like a blister. It's still itching, there's pain, and I am almost sure of an increase in vaginal discharge, no smelling, no discoloration, just an increase. Please advise as I foresee a nasty confrontation if this is an STD!
Person's Age: 35
placed some aloe vera gel on the area to ease the itching
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Can you describe the exact location, and size
is the blister filled with clear fluid?
It is on the inner part of the labia, more like on the flat surface where no hair grows
I am not sure how to determine the size, maybe size of a mosquito bump
it seems clear
so Inside the vagina?
is it clear or red bump?
no not inside the vagina, its a clear bump
okay - just one or multiple
and is it LOWER in the vagina - ?
looks like one, yes lower
okay and it hurts to touch?
inner part of the labia majora
yes it hurts to touch
and the area itches
you might have what is known as a Bartholin's gland duct cyst
which is essentially a blockage of a duct and hence an accumalation of fluid
You can try taking a hot /warm bath to see if this helps
And, if this gets bigger then usually it should be drained if you can not get it to drain yourself.
Does your boyfriend have any STD's
Have you ever had any STD's such as Herpes?
doc I'm just trying to ensure i've described the correct spot....does the bartholin cyst occur more on the labia minora?
no I've never had an STD as far I know
the bartholin's could be low in the labia minora and can extend to the majora
this could be a herpes lesion - but usually herpes had a LOT of small blisters that have clear fluid, not just a single blister.
I cant be 100 percent sure of my boyfriend, I've never seen him with anything or heard him speak of any since our 5 yr relationship....
would the herpes lesion occur within 3 days of intercourse?
the last time we had intercourse prior to that was maybe a month or more
Usually the herpes lesions takes a few weeks, not just 3 days
so, I would recommend getting a STD check, just to be sure
And, if a BArtholin's cyst - your doctor can drain it too - to make you feel a lot beter
would the cyst go away on its own?
and to prevent any cysts that is why we use birth control - birth control has many uses and we as ob/gyn's use them also to prevent ovarian cysts, to prevent ovarian cancer, to prevent irregular bleeding, and to prevent pain - so birth control be it the pill, the patch or the ring has many very good uses
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what about the slight increase in discharge?
The discharge could be normal - but could be due to the fact you have some problems with this irritation
And, when you have irritation - there can be a discharge.
even if the irritation occurs outside the vagina?
yes, because when you have irritation - this can cause a discharge and a pH imbalance in the vagina and hence you can have this discharge
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