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anonymous2718
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Hi, so I just noticed a swelling about twice the size of my fingertip on my vaginal wall. It's soft when I poke it, and it's about 3 inches in. It doesn't hurt directly or when I touch it, but I do have some generalized pelvic soreness. I know it's not my cervix because I can feel all the way around it. What could this be and do I need to see a doctor? Please keep in mind that I'm still living with my parents and may have trouble asking to see a gynecologist. I'm not trying to flip out, but I'm really, really worried. Thanks so much.
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Heather
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Can you give me a few more details about this and your health and healthcare history in general?

For instance, have you had any kind of genital sex before? If so, have you ever had basic OB/GYN care and STI testing?

How's your health overall?

The pelvic soreness: can you explain what that feels like? Like menstrual cramps, or something else? Also, what you're feeling deep within your vagina: this is new? In other words, however you are feeling that with your hands, you've routinely felt the back of your vagina before and this wasn't there?

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anonymous2718
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I haven't seen a gyno before and am kinda scared too, but I know I should. My health's fine, I haven't been majorly sick in a really long time. The soreness isn't always there and a dull achey feeling, I don't really know how to describe it. And the thing I'm finding, it's definitely new within the past month or two. I feel like I freak out alot but i don't know what to do. Thanks for helping. [Smile]
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Heather
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So, before now, you have had your fingers inside your vagina enough to know that this is very different?

If so, regardless of your sexual history, and because you're also having that pain, I would suggest seeing a gynecologist. Do you want to talk about why you feel scared about that and how you can get that care, either by talking to your parents or without bringing them into this?

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anonymous2718
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Yeah, I know that it's new and weird.
I just don't like people in my business, and my parents are judgmental, I'd really rather not have them involved. they'd be more ok if it were just a health thing but i've been dating someone for a few months so I'm worried they'd ask questions about my sexual history. And I'd rather not have that.
I know i can go to planned parenthood, but the closest one is pretty far. Where else can I get care?

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Heather
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I undertsand.

Do you mind sharing your zip code with me? I'd be happy to help you look for sexual healthcare in your area.

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