Vaginal cysts are closed pockets of air, fluid, or pus located on or under the vaginal lining. There are several types of vaginal cysts. These can be caused by injury during childbirth, fluid buildup in your glands, or benign noncancerous tumors within the vagina. However, different types of cysts may become enlarged and lead to pain, itching , or an increased risk of infection. There are many types of vaginal cysts. Benign tumors in the vagina may resemble cysts. Vaginal inclusion cysts are the most common type of vaginal cysts.
Bartholin Gland Cysts
What causes lumps on the vagina?
Vaginal bumps and lumps are common, especially during your childbearing years or as you age. Keep reading to learn more about the causes for changes to your skin in this area and when you should see a doctor. The vagina is a muscular tube that leads to your cervix , which is the opening to your uterus. The top layer of tissue in your vagina is mucous membrane, similar to tissue in your mouth or nose. The bumps and ridges on the surface of your vagina are called rugae, which are like folds or pleats of extra tissue when your vagina is relaxed.
What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps
Cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that are usually harmless. A Bartholin's cyst can stay small and painless and may not cause any symptoms. They are found just behind and either side of the inner lips that surround the entrance to the vagina the labia majora. The glands are not usually noticeable because they are rarely larger than 1cm 0. The fluid travels down tiny tubes, called ducts, into the vagina.
Vaginal cysts are uncommon benign cysts that develop in the vaginal wall. It develops within vaginal tissue present at the site of an episiotomy or other vaginal surgical sites. Often, they are found by the women herself and as an incidental finding during a routine pelvic examination. Vaginal cysts are one type of vaginal mass, others include cancers and tumors.