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This bump has been on my labia three weeks now. It came to a

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hi this bump has been on my labia for about three weeks now. It came to a head and I popped it but it still persists. Any idea what this is?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is a pic top right you can see the bump
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
I am Dr. Hoellering, expert in sexual health and pleased to help you.
It looks like a little pimple, which develops when bacteria get into sthe skin while shaving. Another possible diagnosis is a Bartholin gland cyst (http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/bartholin-gland-cyst-topic-overview). Since this one is so little, you might as well wait and see, if it heals all alone. Please see your gynaecologist if the swelling is getting bigger again. Otherwise there is nothing you have to do.
It is not contagious.
I wish you a quick recovery!
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

This is really not in the exact location of a barthoulin gland cyst.

However, even assuming it is....they can become infected.

Having popped it, this is more problematic.

It looks OK right now, but do NOT wait.

We can not replace a doctors exam.

see your doctor.

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