3 days before xmas, i was shivering violently for hours at a time, feeling freezing cold, but body warm to touch. No other
symptoms. just as i was feeling better, i felt a slight ache 'down below'...the next day, there was a lot of pain, inside and
outside on the left side of my vagina and in my butt. i felt a lump on the outside, under the flesh, between my vagina and
rectum on the left. it became excruciating and i was screaming in agony when lowering myself to sit down. once seated, i had
to lean sideways. the lump quickly greew very big; i could get my fingers around it. it started in my left thigh crease and
extended into my left butt cheek going towards my rectum. it didn't hurt to pee. it wasn't sore inside my vagina, just hurt a
on xmas day i saw the out of hours doctor at the hospital. he didn't examine me and said it sounded like an abcess, gave me
anti biotics (distaclor)and painkillers (tramodol) and sent me home. i was back the following monday, swelling bigger, more
pain. different doctor...felt the lump, said it was either abcess or cyst, changed anti biotics, (doxycyclin) told me to see
before the appointment i had bled a few times, blood was on the left side of my panti liner.
saw own doctor that week, he looked inside vagina, said he could see what looked like the head of a boil. gave me different
anti biotics (erythromycin). he said it should burst and i would get some discharge. this did not happen. no more blood,
but the pain more or less has gone. but swelling still there, now as big as a large egg. went back to doctors yesterday, he
felt the swelling and said it seems like a Bartholian cyst, it's in the right place. he has referred me to the gynae clinic,
and given me another lot of erythromycin.
i just read up on Bartholian cysts and it does not look or sound like one. they seem to be visible on the outside of the
vagina and can be drained or lanced. there is nothing to see down there, only the doctor could see something, inside, using a
speculum. there is very little pain now, just uncomfortable and slightly 'stingy' inside, though it doesnt hurt to pee. the
swelling is still big, about the size of an elongated egg. please advise. i am worried it's some form of cancer.