Sore hard lump on my vulvar

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Hi, I really need some help with something and I am too scared and embarrassed to go to a family member or a doctor. I felt something sore on my vulvar ( outer part of my vagina) and I checked to see a small  hard lump there, it's a bit sore but not itchy or anything. I'm 14 and have never had sex but have had my fingers around that area so I don't think it's anything sexually transmitted, I was thinking along the lines of my pants rubbing me or something but I'm so scared it might be something else. Please help...

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    It could be some kind of cyst. I occasionally get sore hard lumps on the inside of my outer labia and they usually go away after a week. If yours hasn't diminished after a few days you should really see a doctor.

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      Okay thankyou, I will see if it goes away in a few days go to see a doctor if not, I'll keep you updated... thankyou for your help! 

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    I know its difficult for you as you are only 14 but please believe me when I tell you that Doctors have seen it all. They will have seen a lot of vaginas and lumps and bumps and they are there to help you. You can ask to see a lady doctor or if you are in the UK a triage nurse who will take a look. To be honest it could just be a little spot type thing so I would leave it alone for a few days and it may just go away. Don't keep touching it or it will make it worse. Your bits down there are pretty good at cleaning themselves so don't be picking and scrubbing and cleaning it. Just leave it alone. Wowzers I have waffled on a lot here! Do post and let us know how you get on but I'm pretty sure if you leave it alone it will sort itself out. Love Annie

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      Thankyou so much! I feel a lot less scared about this now. I think I'm going to leave it a few days and see what happens and if it hasn't gone away I'll tell my mom. I will keep you updated on what happens... thankyou. 

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    That's a good plan. And again your mums more than likely had something similar over the years and she's given birth to you which at 14 not really something you want to think about but trust me once you have had a baby you don't worry about Doctors seeing your bits down there! Remember the more you prod and poke and scrub the worse it will get so leave alone. No lotions or potions or soap down there. I'm sure all will be fine. Love Annie

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    I agree with Annie. Leave it alone, then check after a few days. If it is just a pimple (you can get those down there), it should have gone down. Don't be scared to tell your mum, like Annie says, she may have had something similar. My 14 year old daughter come to me with all sorts of lumps, bumps and things hurting. I've usually had the same and tell her it is nothing to worry about.

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      Thankyou so much for your advice, these comments have helped me feel a lot better about all of this, I'll keep you updated xxx

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    Update-  I checked it again today and it is no longer visible however I can still feel a little bump there which might probably disappear within a few days... I'm so relieved!!! Thankyou for all the comments and advice, it means so much to me and helped me stop worrying myself all the time! Thankyou, love Emily xx

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      Morning Emily....that's great news thanks for letting us know. This time next week all that worry will be a distant memory but please know that the less you fiddle around down there with the lotions and potions and soap etc etc the less problems you will have. It sounds mad I know but it does clean itself and just washing with water is all you need. Good luck and get on and enjoy yourself. Love Annie

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