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the sea
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So, I own small dogs, and they sleep in my bed. This might seem really unrelated to sexual health but bear with me please! Yesterday morning, one of them walked across my lower stomach, right about my crotch (to use a crude word) and it hurt. That was not normal to me.

I'm comfortable enough with my body, so a bit later I felt around to identify exactly where the pain was coming from. Upon closer inspection I noticed I have a weird... lump, I guess.

I know there are those cysts you can get on the glands near the very bottom of your vagina. (I forget what they are called.) But that's not where it is. It's on the inner side of my outer labia, towards the top. A hard knot, but under the skin, so nothing sticking out. The pain from it spreads upward several inches. (That's how I was able to feel itin that area..) Basically it's uncomfortable and it sucks.

I had on semi-tight underwear the night before with a seam that sort of ran across that area, as well as (again, semi) tight sweat pants. Could rubbing cause that, will it go away, and do I need to worry?

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Pumpkin_Pie
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Hey the sea,

While it's most likely nothing serious, if this is bothering you you should definitely go and see your doctor. It could be a spot or a cyst but the only one who'll be able to put your mind at ease is a doctor.

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the sea
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Okay... thank you. Anything I can do to relieve it some until then? I'm not sure when I'll be able to go.
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Karybu
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You can take something like Advil or another over the counter pain reliever. If it's a cyst of some kind, hot compresses can help too.

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I agree that it probably is not serious. Do you have a student health center that you could go to? Unless it starts changing like it is getting worse, time is on your side.

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