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I have a large lump on the wall of my vagina. It feels the same consistency of the rest of vagina it is just budding out. Due to the coronavirus, I cannot get an appointment with an OBGYN or GP anywhere. Can you help?

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I have a large lump on the wall of vagina, I think it is too deep to be a Bartholin's cyst. My husband informed me of it, stating that my vagina felt different to usual. It feels the same consistency of the rest of vagina it is just budding out. The problem is that due to coronavirus, I cannot get an appointment with a gyno or a GP anywhere.

This could be a few things – if it’s on the external area of the vaginal wall you could have a hair follicle that has become infected, and then turned into an abscess. Typically though, this would feel warm and painful to touch.

Gartner’s duct cysts can develop on the side walls of the vagina. Gartner’s ducts develop in the vaginal area when you are pregnant and they most often disappear after birth. But if part of the duct remains after birth, it can collect fluid and develop into a vaginal wall cyst later in life.

I would suggest seeing your regular GP or gynecologist for this – if you are having a hard time getting an appointment with your usual providers I would try different clinics or even an urgent care clinic. I think it’s important to have this examined in person in the near future.

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