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I have a swollen & tender lump below the opening of my

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I have a swollen...

I have a swollen & tender lump below the opening of my vagina, very close to my anus? Are there lymph nodes in that area? Should I be concerned?

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No recent injuries. I noticed it last night. I had been tender all day so I investigated and felt the lump. It seems rather large. Its the first time I’ve ever felt anything like this.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a partial hysterectomy last year, left one ovary.

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: OB GYN
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr David, Doctor replied 1 month ago

it is more likely the swollen tender lump is due to a blocked gland, like a bartholin's gland or anal hemorrhoid

or an ingrown hair follicle in the perineum area.

I doubt it is due to a lymph node

how old are you?

you may need to sit on ice packs or heating pads to heal

you may need a course of antibiotics to help an infection.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I’m 38. Are there lymph nodes in that area? I thought they were only in the groin area.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr David, Doctor replied 1 month ago

we have lymph nodes all over our body and skins

but I doubt it is a lymph node there swelling up.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thank you. I appreciate your help.
OB GYN Doctor: Dr David, Doctor replied 1 month ago

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