Benign Vaginal Cysts and Lesions, or neoplasms, of the vagina, are fairly rare. There are two main categories of vaginal neoplasms — cystic tumors and solid lesions, as well as a few related conditions that will be discussed here briefly. The type of lesion can usually be diagnosed with a pelvic exam and a biopsy. Benign cystic lesions of the vagina may present a wide spectrum, from small asymptomatic lesions to cysts large enough to cause urinary obstruction. Typically, your OB-GYN will want to take a biopsy or perform other tests to check for any precancerous cell changes.
Vaginal Cyst: Types, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
Cysts are sac-like lumps filled with air, fluid, or other substances. In most cases, cysts are neither harmful nor painful. Cysts range in size from too small to see to the size of an orange. These lumps can appear anywhere on the body, including the vagina. Vaginal cysts may be caused by injury to the vagina through childbirth, by benign tumors in the vagina, or by a buildup of fluid.
Benign Vaginal Cysts and Lesions
A cyst is a closed pocket or pouch of tissue. It can be filled with air, fluid, pus, or other material. A vaginal cyst occurs on or under the lining of the vagina. Most vaginal cysts usually do not cause symptoms. In some cases, a soft lump can be felt in the vaginal wall or protruding from the vagina.
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