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can you describe the bulge? Soft, firm, big, small, painfull...etc
It really isn't outside the vagina, its just more of a feeling inside the vagina. Although, when I sit I feel pressure at the opening of the vagina, and have a "raw" feeling, for lack of better words.
on the top or bottom?
It's almost the feeling of a displaced tampon.
ok. any worse when you have a bowel movement?
do you feel like you have to have a bowel movement while having intercourse?
No. No worse with BM's. I do not have that feeling with intercourse. I don't really have pain at all, even with intercourse.
how many times have you been pregnant?
I have never been pregnant.
any problems with leaking of urine?
No problems with that.
have you ever had an abnormal pap test?
No, not to date I have not.
is there an odor of any sorts?
There has been a very light odor with my menstrual cycle, but no abnormal odor, or discharge.
So...no chance of a foreign body correct?
I do use tampons, but I am 99.9% sure that is not an issue.
So..off the top of my head..it doesn't sound like anything serious.
The part that has me a bit concerned is the bleeding with intercourse
Sometimes that can be due to abnormal cells...but usually women have a history of abnormal pap tests or haven't had one in a long time.
Now...the upper 2/3rds of the vagina don't have pain receptors...so that generally means it is lower than that.
This could be due to an infection, polyp coming from the cervix, an inclusion cyst in the vagina, a large nabothian cyst on the cervix, and even prolapse of the cervix (usually seen in women who have been pregnant).
I have even seen very large fibroids from the uterus protrude the entire length of the vagina...so that too is a possiblity.
In any event, I would strongly encourage you to have a pelvic exam done by your gynecologist.
I have an appointment, I was just doing reading related to cervical cancer and decided to see what else I could find out.
Right...and that's what most women do.
Fortunately it is usually not cancer, but what you do read about all the time
Especially if you don't have history of an abnormal pap test.
I don't have that history, but I also have not had a pap in 2 years. I appreciate your help.
That's within the guidelines.
Cervical cancers, on average, take about 10 years to develop.