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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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I have a cyst on my right labia majora, the size of a large

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Hi Dr.. I have a cyst on my right labia majora, the size of a large pimple. It is underneath the skin and it is painful to the touch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

It could be a large pimple, or it could be a Bartholin cyst, which occurs when the Bartholin gland (one on each side) gets blocked.

In either case, heat is the best treatment. I would sit in warm water or put a warm wash cloth on it and cover it with a heating pad.

If it doesn't get better, I would see your doctor.

If it's a Bartholin cyst abscess, it may need to be drained, but they are usually larger than pimple size.