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I'm twelve years old and have had a cyst since I was eleven. I'm really worried and have searched the Internet for help. I'm too scared to tell my parents and I don't know what to do. I doesn't hurt or anything, it's just a large painless lump. Is there someway I could get rid of it? Thanks. 

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    Hi lily83999,

    I'm so sorry that you're going through this at such a young age. I know it's easier said than done but the best thing to do is to tell your mom... I went to three different doctors and heard once that it was a bartholin cyst, once that it was a hernia, and now I'm being told it's a large sebaceous cyst. What I am trying to say is that you need to tell you mom so that she can take you to a doctor. You might think it's a bartholin cyst, but it might be something else. You can soak your genitals in hot water (if you do it in a bathtub you HAVE to clean the bathtub first) or you could use specifically designed sitz baths that go over the toilet and that you fill up with hot water (test the water on your wrist first, you wouldn't want to burn yourself down there). There are different recipes, you can either do plain water, or do a mixture of Himalayan salt and baking soda, or some also suggest Epsom salt. Your parents will notice if you have to purchase all of those and perhaps it's not even a cyst so I really really urge you to speak to them, or at least to your mom. She has a vagina too. It's just another part of the body and I am also a shy girl, so I understand not wanting to talk about it, but this is

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      Sorry my message got caught off —

      this is your health we're talking about. Please talk to your mom so that she can take you to a doctor and give you the proper care. There is no miracle cure but keep in mind it might not even be a cyst!

      Let me know if you have any other questions. Be strong sweetie.

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    HI Lily

    I can only echo what Maria has said. It's really important to share what's going on. Do you have a good relationship with your Mum? If you do, then you know that she'll want to do the best for you and will feel trusted that you let her know. My little girl had a problem that she was really scared about. She had been worrying bout telling me as it was really personal. In the end I was able to allay her fears. Carrying your anxiety around with you might start to affect other things so I really hope you feel able to tell someone that you trust.

    All the best with your decision x

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    Hi Lily,

    I'm so sorry you're going through this at such a young age. I can only imagine how scared you must be. I agree with the ladies who have already responded. You should definitely tell your mom. She has the same body parts you do and she can provide you with the guidance and support you need to overcome this. She will absolutely understand and want to help. You should see a dr and not base your diagnosis on something you found online. This is your health and could have an effect on your future. I hope everything works out. If possible plz give us an update on what you do bc I'm concerned about you and wish I could help more.

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