Just what exactly has you been sitting on?
It is good to remember that common things occur commonly but also that any skin condition can occur on the vulva.
Symptoms of something wrong include itching, burning, stinging pain and bleeding.
Below is a guide for doctors and patients.
The site of the pain will help get a diagnosis. Pain may be hard to localise if it due to muscle spasm. It can be caused by scars which can gradually shorten in time.
If unsure, which with vulvar pathology is common, either take a swab and/or biopsy or refer on. It is best to do the biopsy before instituting treatment, especially with steroids.
While you are waiting for the laboratory results, Kenacombe ointment will often reduce the discomfort of many conditions.
Small sebaceous cysts are common and usually do not require excision. A deep infected sebaceous cyst may need excision as without it, recurrence often continues. A cyst may be something more sinister.
Bartholins cysts are asymptomatic unless infected. They lie laterally opposite the midpoint of the vagina. If infected which is usually very painful, urgent marsupialisation is indicated. If the cyst ruptures spontaneously or is lanced, it will usually recur.