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My gf has a painful lump near her vagina. she is not sure if

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hi. my gf has a painful lump near her vagina. she is not sure if it is a gland, pulled muscle or infection. Should she see obgyn or gp?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the issue? In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: 2 days. she has been plagued with cough, mild cold
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: she has herpes she was treated with valtrex
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 5 months ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr David replied 5 months ago.

yes, she should see a gyn doctor.

where is this lump? above or below or left or right of the vagina?

is she willing to upload a clear jpg photo of the painful lump here so I can give more advice?

how old is she?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
left above, 61
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
it is not red
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
its just a lump under the skin
Expert:  Dr David replied 5 months ago.

it sounds most likely an ingrown hair follicle in that location.

has she tried to put some hot or warm towels or warm compresses on the area

does she shave her bikini line in that area? shaving can shorten hair and increase risks for ingrown hair follicles.

warm towels and warm compresses can sometimes help soften these ingrown hair follicles and help the infection and inflammation clear up.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Your response please?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
there is no pubic hair in the area - shaved, waxed, or otherwise. The lump is longish with no surrounding redness
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
she believes she has two inflamed glands
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
is her prognosis possible? If so, what would cause it?
Expert:  Dr David replied 5 months ago.

it sounds most likely an ingrown hair follicle in that location.

has she tried to put some hot or warm towels or warm compresses on the area

does she shave her bikini line in that area? shaving can shorten hair and increase risks for ingrown hair follicles.

warm towels and warm compresses can sometimes help soften these ingrown hair follicles and help the infection and inflammation clear up.

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
she had laser hair removal 10 years ago and has no hair in that area. I know what an ingrown hair looks like and this is not like that.
Expert:  Dr David replied 5 months ago.

can you upload a clear jpg photo of the area near her vagina where the painful lumps are?