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Hi, I am a 39 year old female with two kids. I found a tiny

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Hi, I am a 39 year old female with two kids. I found a tiny lumo in my vagina last year. It was too small for my doctor to find. This year, she did feel it (small but slightly larger) but stated that she thought it was nothing to be concerned about. It has gotten slightly larger, and is more protruding than a lump, like it can be piched with two fingers. It is still small, (smaller than a pea), but does it sound concerning ? When will it stop growing ? I am going back to see her but I am kind of freaking myself out.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

hello

Dr. Pfeiffer :

where exactly is it located in the vagina

Customer:

Hi Just at entrance of vagina, side to back area within labia minora area

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok...so at the bottom and near the entrance?

Customer:

Yes, definitelt near the entrance closeto bottom,just on the side near the bottom

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok...in the middle or off to one side or the other?

Customer:

to the left side for sure

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok.. is it painful?

Customer:

No, no pain

Dr. Pfeiffer :

soft or firm?

Customer:

It kind of hangs, soft that way,I think might be a tiny harder area inside ?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

is it under the skin or growing from the skin?

Customer:

Growing from the skin, I have a Bartholins cyst as well, it is not like that

Dr. Pfeiffer :

ok...that's what I was wondering..

Dr. Pfeiffer :

you were describing a bartholin duct cyst.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

now, it may be something like an inclusion cyst, redundant tissue (normal) or perhaps a wart.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

I can tell you that none of these are concerning..

Customer:

How can one tell when it is concerning,color etc. ? So far, all color is the same as me, but is it normal for it to keep growing and when shoudl I be concerned ?

Dr. Pfeiffer :

usually the tissue will turn white, or bleed very easily...those are signs of concern.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

flesh colored lumps are usually redundant tissue or a wart.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

this can easily be removed at your doctor's visit and sent to pathology for an absolute diagnosis.

Customer:

Okay, that sounds good. I am going to make another apt tomorrow. Just I was strating to freak myself out a bit.

Dr. Pfeiffer :

yeah..I don't think you need to be concerned, but you might feel better if you have it removed.

Customer:

Thank-you. Yes, I think you are right. Thanks so much !!!!!!

Dr. Pfeiffer :

sure...

Dr. Pfeiffer :

you're welcome

Dr. Pfeiffer :

have a good night and good luck.

Customer:

You too, Looks like I can finally get some sleep.

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