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    Hello! I am new to the site and hope it can be of some help! I gave birth to a baby girl almost 11 months ago. I had to have a episiotomy and a few days later a painful lump appeared next to the episiotomy site. It is bruised and red around the area of the lump. It filled with fuid and I went into the Dr. He said he didn**t know what it was. It will go away and just be a bruised area and you can feel a small lump and then when I get sick or really stressed it fills up again and the whole area becomes very red and the lump is VERY painful! I have mentioned it to my Dr several times and he just keeps brushing it off. I don**t know what to do. I looked up bartholin cysts and thought maybe that was it because it looked to be right where the bartholin glands are but after looking at pictures I don**t think that**s it. My lips are not whre it is swollen, it is right between my vaginal opening and anus, right next to where my episiotomy was. The hospital where I gave birth has had a lot of problems with staff infections so I**m not sure if that could be the cause. If anyone has any information I would really really appreciate it! It has been 11 months with this problem and I don**t know what to do anymore!! Thanks!!

  • Could it possibly be an infected stitch? One that did not dissolve and possibly trying to work it's way out?
    There is a method to my madness ........ I just haven't found it yet.


    • To be totally honest I**m not sure. It doesn**t seem like an infected stitch because it is not directly on the episiotomy site. It is about a half an inch to the left. I**m so frustrated and scared it could be something serious since it**s not going away. I went to my gyn, reg dr, and to the ER back in Jan when it was first starting and they all had no idea what it could be. Like I said I**ve mentioned it to my gyn several more times and he has just brushed it off. I have spent hours doing research, but have found nothing.


      • Lump

        It's funny but I have the same thing that popped up 2 or 3 days ago. It's a painful lump the size of chestnut just to the right of my episiotomy, but I haven't had a recent childbirth. It hurts most to stand but nothing is comfortable. I also looked up the cyst but it does seem to be in the wrong place. All the terrible things are running through my mind as they are yours. I am making an appointment with my gyno and will let you know what they tell me. I can't take much more. Have you had a urinary infection lately? I believe I had one recently but instead of going to doc just drank a lot of cranberry juice and I felt it went away, but maybe that has something to do with it.


        • I**m so sorry to hear you have the same thing! It is a little reassuring though to hear that I**m not the only one with some rare weird thing! Please let me know what the Dr says! Mine has been of no help! I do not believe I have had a recent UTI, but I have a lot of gynecological problems. I have sever endometriosis, ovarian cyts, abnormal paps... the whole nine yards! Good luck at your appt and let me know what you find out!


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