My right labia
majora feels like I have a golf ball hidden within it. At first I thought it was a sebaceous cyst because I suddenly started getting a bunch of ingrown hairs from shaving my pubic hair off completely. I decided to let my hair grow back a bit and see if it would help, but it didn't. So then I tried to lance this 'internal' lump somehow in hopes of relieving to relieve the pressure. I literally put a sterilized pin through the center of my right labia majora where it felt the most tight. The pin literally went all the way to the head of the pin, with no infected material coming out no matter how hard I squeezed the labia majora. It was shocking and I was surprised it didn't hurt. What the heck? Am I birthing an alien within the right side of my labia majora or something?
In addition, where my underwear rubs against the inside of my right thigh where the elastic band stretches, the skin is red and irritated there too. Essentially it's a couple inches off from where the huge lump is within the labia majora. None of this is happening on the left side at all for some reason. Is this a yeast infection? I don't have STDs and this doesn't meet the criteria of herpes, so please don't try and scare me with that thought.
I have been going through overwhelming stress recently, moreso than I've ever endured in my entire life. I'm 41 and now because of the additional life stress (I was laid off last month) I sort of lose my mind before my period begins. I break out in acne that's so bad, as bad or worse since being a teenager. I believe the PMS and hormones are connected to my pimples, as well as this inflammation on my labia majora; it grows and gets worse when I PMS.
And before you say, "Ooh, go to a doctor. It's not that easy." First of all, I'm menstruating. The past couple months is when this all began. I was laid off last month and don't have insurance. I live in Northern Virginia where there are no discount clinics and Planned Parenthood is approximately $240 per visit, with no discounts for indigent people. There are no free clinics within the Northern Virginia region/DC metro that I've actually been able to track down. I call the numbers listed from online clinics, and they're no longer in service or the phone rings and rings and rings with no one answering.
So please tell me if it's just as simple as going to a MedCheck for antibiotics because that is my only option. An OB/GYN is too expensive because sending things out to various labs for additional tests will double or triple the initial visit to the MedCheck-type facility.