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Question: fleshy lump near vagina opening

 missthinkpink23 - Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:40 am

i have had a hard-ish lump right by the opening to my vagina for about a month now. I first noticed it and just thought it was due to shaving and perhaps an ingrown hair.

However, now when i look at it in the mirror it's flesh coloured and i can actually grab it as it sort of hangs off slightly, there is also a line of flesh next to it that is slightly raised from the rest of the skin. i'm just not sure what it could be!
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:25 pm

User avatar Hello,
You could have a skin tag. This is just a cosmetic concern and not a health danger at all. It is hard to say without seeing but women do get bartholin gland cysts near the vaginal opening and these are also harmless unless they cause you discomfort. The bartholin glands provide lubrication for the vagina and sometimes a cyst (sac) fills with fluid and produced a bump, kind of like a grape. If it bothers you, in either of these cases it can be removed by your doctor but it is not an emergency or anything to be alarmed about. You will need to have a doctor see it for a firm diagnosis.

Best wishes.

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