Frederick R. Jelovsek MD
What Causes Ovarian Cysts?
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.