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Old Nov 28th, 2009, 15:27 PM   1
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Emarrased! Sebaceous cyst...TMI


I havent been to the doctors yet because i'm kinda scared. I seem to have a smooth hard pea sized lump in the area outside my Labia, Ive done that thing of self diagnosing via google and i think its probably a sebaceous cyst which doesnt seem too scary. Id like to ignroe it but i'm worried about self diagnosing and then finding out later it was something awful that i should have got treated.

I HATE DOCTORS and i definately hate anything that invovles intimate examinations! Its really upsetting me the thought of having to go to the GP!! God only know how i'm going to deal with childbirth!!

Has anyone had one of these sebaceous cyst things before and what happened?



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2009, 15:39 PM   2
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Hi,

I have been getting these on and off for the past year.
If you leave it any longer it will become really really painful. Im honestly not trying to scare you.
The first one i had was right next to my anus and i was SO embarassed to go to the docs. I left it for 4 days until i was literally bed-bound.. hubby had to even carry me to the bathroom
I took hot salt baths to ease the pain, took a week off work cos i couldnt even sit down. The worst pain i have ever been in, but i just could not face going to the doctor and showing them my bottom lol
Finally the cyst burst and for 2 days there was blood and puss leaking from it.. totally gross.

again sat in a salt bath....

Then finally i went to the doctors, they checked me and told me i had a syb.... cyst./abscess.

I was given antibiotics.... that cleared everything up immediately. Also given Hi bi scrub to bathe in.

I dont know why i get them, the doc said that they just come up for no reason sometimes.
Im healthy, not stressed..so dont know why i get them.

Thank God i havent had one for a while now.

Hun, go to the docs and ust tell them what you have. They dont have to check you if you dont want them to. Although it will be easier to diagnose the problem.

Good luck and just get it treated.

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Old Nov 28th, 2009, 15:52 PM   3
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Hi,

Good luck and just get it treated.

xxx
Thanks, can i ask - mine feels very similar to the breast cysts ive had before where theyre quite deep under the surface of the skin - was that very different from your experience?



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2009, 15:55 PM   4
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mine was under the skin too. They start as small little balls under the skin, like even smaller than a pea...them just grow.

Is yours painful?



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2009, 16:18 PM   5
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I had a little pill sized lump there deep under the skin sometime between my son and daughter. It didn't hurt at all and I could even move it around without it hurting at all. Kinda freaked me out so I went to the doctor. He said it was some sort of gland there that was just getting swollen occasionally and it was nothing to worry over. It went away on it's own eventually after a year or so. Once it swelled up to the size of a plum! Doctor didn't even medicate me for it. It just went away on it's own. No idea if it's similar to what you have but I would see the doctor and not be too worried over it.

It's certainly NOTHING to be embarrassed about. It's like a pimple.. nothing you can do to stop them if you are prone to them.



 
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Old Nov 28th, 2009, 16:23 PM   6
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Oh and what I had wasn't like what the other poster described above. It wasn't anything related to infection. It was just this painless lump deep beneath the skin just to the left of my coochie. I get the breast lumps too (nurse called it something complicated then said "basically it's lumpy boobie disease and the only thing you need to do is moderate your caffeine intake if it hurts") an it felts a little like those lumps except I could move it around really easily with no pain at all. It almost felt like I had some sort of oblong pill implanted there if that makes sense.

Just thought I'd be detailed so you know it may turn out to be no biggie but you should always have that stuff checked out.



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 13:09 PM   7
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Oh and what I had wasn't like what the other poster described above. It wasn't anything related to infection. It was just this painless lump deep beneath the skin just to the left of my coochie. I get the breast lumps too (nurse called it something complicated then said "basically it's lumpy boobie disease and the only thing you need to do is moderate your caffeine intake if it hurts") an it felts a little like those lumps except I could move it around really easily with no pain at all. It almost felt like I had some sort of oblong pill implanted there if that makes sense.

Just thought I'd be detailed so you know it may turn out to be no biggie but you should always have that stuff checked out.
thanks that sounds exactly like what's going on with me. Its not painful or red or anything...its just 'there'. I will go and get it checked anyway but i'm hoping its nothing to worry about.

Ive also head breast cysts (3) and ovary cysts (2) before....I'm starting to feel like in a very 'cysty' person and maybe i have a hormone imballance or something - i'll speak to the doc about that too!

thanks for your kind response xx



 
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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 13:10 PM   8
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mine was under the skin too. They start as small little balls under the skin, like even smaller than a pea...them just grow.

Is yours painful?
No pain , from what ive read about it (if thats actually what it is for me) you were quite unlucky...they dont normally turn into absesses. Bad luck ma gurlie! Glad you're all better now and fingers crossed that my docs appt goes ok.

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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 13:46 PM   9
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Hi I had a bartholin cyst and it could well be that. h

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartholin's_cyst or look it up in google images. I had a marsupilization done, under general anthesthetic with no pain or anything. Any lump deserves to be checked out asap in case of infection.

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Old Nov 29th, 2009, 14:21 PM   10
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I think i have one too...its my outer labia its swollen into a hard lump thats so sore to touch and causing sharp pains too actually hurts sitting down and even laying in bed off to the docs tomorrow eventhough im embarrased cant take the discomfort anymore



 
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