Womens Health

Vulvar Conditions

Frederick R. Jelovsek MD

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Growth on vulvar lips that swells up

I am too embarrassed to tell my mom or anyone and I don't go to a gynecologist but I have a problem that I really need help with. I wasn't quite sure where to go until I found this page.

Okay, inside like the lips to my vulva, where the flaps of skin are, there's like a growth. It's attached by a thin piece of skin and it just hangs off. I have had it for at least a year. It usually doesn't bother me and I don't pay any attention to it but every once in a while it swells up really bad into this huge hard ball, usually its a few days before and after my period.

It's really noticeable. It hurts me to walk, to move, sometimes to sit or even lie down. Does it sound like a simple infection? Its usually not hard most of the time it is just like limp and like excess skin. Is there something over-the-counter I could get to help it? Cream?

Please tell me there is! I'm scared. If it helps, I'm under 18, I am sexually active. Please. Reply soon, as I am writing this it hurts me to sit down. I'd appreciate any help I could get.

Can't tell without actually seeing it but it sounds like a polyp of the vagina, a skin tag or gland infection of the hymen or labia minora or maybe even a condyloma accuminata.

The periodic swelling may represent a gland in the skin tag in which the duct gets periodically blocked. If you see a gynecologist, that should be easily removed if it is on a stalk. I don't think there is any cream you can use or anything you can do yourself to get rid of it.

Table of Contents
1. Vulvar conditions
2. Irritations
3. Vulvitis
4. Clitoral pain
5. Pain from vulvar veins
6. Vestibulitis
7. Vulvodynia
8. Irritant vulvitis
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I am not sure if I have a yeast infection or something similar. So I will start at the beginning. On Sunday, my husband and I were having sex and it was a little rougher than usual, and when he started the penetration I heard something that sounded like a joint cracking. I didn't really think anything of it and soon forgot about it. Monday, I felt pretty sore in my vagina--sore enough to have to slowly sit down instead of plop myself on the couch. Then Tuesday came along and I began to feel like I was developing a yeast infection, so I went to the store and bought Miconazole 7. I used that Tuesday night, and Wednesday I added some to the outside since it was a little more itchy than the previous day and I of course injected myself before bed time. Thursday morning, I woke up not feeling itchy at all, but instead very sore on the right of my vagina, and I felt like I had a growth. I checked myself in the bathroom, and I have a big lump that is sore and very tender. As the day wore on, the itching returned and I still felt sore. I haven't been able to sleep and I didn't inject myself with the medicine again because I don't know if I am having an allergic reaction to it. To make matters worse, I am either randomly bleeding or I just started my period. I am seeing my doctor tomorrow, but I am very worried and I wanted to know if there is anything I can to for the time being?
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