estrellafugaz85 (estrellafugaz85) wrote in vaginapagina,

Painful bump on outer labia

Hi everyone,

I was recently diagnosed with molloscum contagiosum in various places on my body, including my genital region, and recently had cryotherapy to burn off the lesions. It appears to have started on my arm and spread all over through me using towels, but I can't be sure. I will be going back this Friday to burn off new lesions that have appeared. I thought this was all under control and was assured that it will eventually clear up, so I just carried on with my life and tried not to think about it too much.

A few days ago, I noticed a pain down there. I didn't think too much of it at first, because I often get random pain like that, particularly around where my inner and outer labia meet (I have 'outie' inner labia - not huge, but they stick out and are easily irritated when I wear skinny jeans or tight pants, which I often do). I can't recall now how long I had the pain, whether it was one day or two days, but eventually I felt the need to take a look with a mirror. I wasn't really expecting to see anything other than some redness/irritation so I was quite shocked to see a pretty big pink bump on my outer labia near the vaginal opening, maybe the size of a pea, or a little bigger, with even more swelling around it. It felt tender to touch (and was the source of my pain). Because of its location, I thought it was maybe a Bartholin cyst or something like that. I had a brief worry that it could be herpes, but there were no blisters or sores as such, just a rather angry looking pink bump.

I looked again yesterday and the swelling seemed to have gone down a lot, but there seemed to be something in the middle of the bump - a scab maybe, as if whatever it was had possibly burst or drained. Today, it looks similar, but the pain has almost gone now and it only hurts if I press on it directly. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? If it's relevant, I haven't shaved recently at all, and I have been wearing underwear to bed for several weeks on the advice of my dermolologist (to reduce the chance of the molluscum spreading more), so the area has not really been aired out at all. Any advice? 
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