Vaginal Lumps. Very Worried.

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Vaginal Lumps. Very Worried.

by beachday on Fri Dec 10, 2010 09:16 PM

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I am 58, married, and post-hysterectomy. A few weeks ago I noticed a hard lump near the surface of my vaginal area. I made an appt. with my family Dr. for 3 weeks out due to my travel schedule. Since that time the single lump has multiplied out of control. There are now countless lumps and some lumps that have numerous heads (if that makes sense.) All of the lumps are attached, some have a full yet flat like appearance and some are quite full appearing. If you try to squeeze one of them you get a bit of blood and nothing more. Now I have so many lumps that my vaginal opening is pressed open by how many there are and how full they seem to be.

Any idea what the heck these may be???? I am married and we are very faithful so I am not worried about any stds. Needless to say I am very, very worried. I feel like pulling the cover over my head and ignoring this to see if it will go away. I know that is not possible but I need help trying to understand what this may be.

I go to my Dr appt late next week. Please, can you offer me possible ideas. I appreciate your help more than you know. I am trying to remain calm. I just get so upset when I keep seeing more and more of these lumps each day. Thank you.

 

RE: Vaginal Lumps. Very Worried.

by mark5004 on Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:04 PM

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Please note do not fear or assume that this is cancer.

Your description sounds similar to a condition known as Bartholin's gland cyst.  This is usually not painful unless they get infected at which time they would be painful.

Bartholin's gland makes the fluid which provides natual lubrication.  These cysts are known to heal on their own.  They may go away in as soon as 7 days.  Keep your appointment, but know that there are other non-serious causes for symptoms like yours.

Mark 

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by mebenz31 on Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:17 AM

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 Why are you waiting to get a doc appointment? Why dont you go to an emergency room?

RE: Vaginal Lumps. Very Worried.

by beachday on Sat Dec 11, 2010 02:58 AM

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Have you ever seen an ER? It can wait until my upcoming appt. I just thought someone may have had some similiar experience here so took a chance on posting.

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by bartholinscurse on Tue Jan 11, 2011 01:39 AM

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On Dec 10, 2010 9:16 PM beachday wrote:

I am 58, married, and post-hysterectomy. A few weeks ago I noticed a hard lump near the surface of my vaginal area. I made an appt. with my family Dr. for 3 weeks out due to my travel schedule. Since that time the single lump has multiplied out of control. There are now countless lumps and some lumps that have numerous heads (if that makes sense.) All of the lumps are attached, some have a full yet flat like appearance and some are quite full appearing. If you try to squeeze one of them you get a bit of blood and nothing more. Now I have so many lumps that my vaginal opening is pressed open by how many there are and how full they seem to be.

Any idea what the heck these may be???? I am married and we are very faithful so I am not worried about any stds. Needless to say I am very, very worried. I feel like pulling the cover over my head and ignoring this to see if it will go away. I know that is not possible but I need help trying to understand what this may be.

I go to my Dr appt late next week. Please, can you offer me possible ideas. I appreciate your help more than you know. I am trying to remain calm. I just get so upset when I keep seeing more and more of these lumps each day. Thank you.

 

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