Is this a bartholin cyst? Also is my vagina/vulva normal/healthy?

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Firstly, this lump appeared to the side of my vaginal opening a few days ago and has been getting bigger. It is extremely painful to touch. At first i thought it was a spot, but its getting bigger and hasnt burst. I think its a bartholin cyst but normally theyre not painful? Could it be infected? I dont want to see the GP if not necessary due to COVID etc.

Secondly, I've always been anxious about my vulva due to my very noticeable lips, and have worked hard to have confidence regarding that. However, does my vagina look healthy? Other vaginal openings are such neat circles, whereas mine is all thick, whiteish and bumpy. Is this normal/healthy?

Also what is up with my urethra opening?

I can handle it just being ugly, but I'm really anxious to know if it looks healthy or not? Any advice would be appreciated 😃

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    Certainly am not a vulvar expert on skin but, yes it generally looks healthy. Those lumps, however are something I have never seen. Don't think they are Bartholins but have you compared those to pictures online?

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    Hello I am experiencing something similar (the thicker lines in the vulva vestibule region) and i'm worried if it is normal, when i run my finger along them i can feel them as if they are slightly hard lines going down to my vaginal opening.

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    unsure about the bumps, are you sexually active? besides the bumps it all look perfectly normal, not ugly at all

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