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ask: Something Coming out of my Vagina

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I have what feels like a swolen gland dangling and comming out of my vagina about the size of a cherry I first noticed it a few months ago while on my period but it soon disappered I just finished my period a few days (witch was the heavest most painfull period ive ever had) and now its larger and now hanging out of my vagina and along with very painfull lower back pain on the right side? what could this be? A lil back round I am 31y/o and had my tubes tied almost 6y ago when my daughter was born by sea suction

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Anonymous

Friday I had an ultrasound which showed abnormal thickening of my endometrium. A biopsy was done in my doctor's office and was extremely painful. Today, Saturday, I'm feeling pressure and little pains. Just went to bathroom and when I wiped I can feel something round coming out of me. What can this be? I am also bleeding more after the biopsy. I'm postmenopausal 13 years and started bleeding, hence the ultrasound and biopsy. The blood before and after biopsy has been bright red.

October 11, 2014 - 11:53am
Alison Beaver

Hi,
We heard back from our medical expert, Dr. Sarrel. This is his response:

"From your description it sounds like you have a 'Bartholin's Gland cyst'. The gland is at the vaginal opening and it's fluid is usually released through a duct. However, the duct can get plugged and the fluid backs up behind the plug. With release of the plug the cyst disappears but the situation can occur again. Since you described a lump that was there, went away, and came back it sounds most like a Bartholin Cyst.

There are other things to think about but whatever the explanation, you do need to have a gynecological exam. Just be sure the mass is there when you go to see the doctor.

You will also need to describe the pain with your period as that may be related to the mass but it might be due to something else."
Dr. Sarrel

Were you able to see your doctor (or another doctor)? Please let us know how you are doing!

September 17, 2010 - 11:22am
Alison Beaver

I am sorry that you are experiencing this.

It is important that you call your gynecologist for three reasons:
1. I am not sure what is hanging out of your vagina, and we can only speculate on what it possibly could be.
2. Having "the most painful period ever" is reason enough to call your doctor.
3. Very painful lower back pain is also reason enough to call your doctor.

Please call your doctor first thing in the morning, and let us know how you are doing!

September 12, 2010 - 7:39pm
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

My regular Dr is out for the next 2weeks do you think I should try to see a diff dr or waite to see I have any new symptoms? I would rather see my reg dr since she already has my entire records but iam not sure how serious this may be?

September 13, 2010 - 12:53pm
Cary Cook BSN RN (reply to Anonymous)

Hi Anonymous

I am not the medical expert Alison is contacting, but I suggest you see a physician right away, whether it is your usual doc or someone else. The reason is that whatever is hanging down, it is possible that blood supply to that part of your body could be compromised, and this could cause big issues. You are also at risk of infection.

Please make an appointment to see someone today. Good luck to you.

September 15, 2010 - 6:39am
Alison Beaver (reply to Anonymous)

Let me check with one of our medical experts, and we will get back with you soon.

September 14, 2010 - 2:25pm
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