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Could this be vaginal cancer? Could this be vaginal cancer?

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Unread 11-02-2003, 02:08 AM
Could this be vaginal cancer?

I have discovered a pea sized lump, very hard (feels like a BB) under the skin inside my vagina. There are a few of these in different locations, although this one is the largest and is located about thumb's reach on right side, pressing down. It doesn't move around when pressed against, causes little/slight pain to touch. The best way to describe is if you have ever felt one of those breast forms that have lumps in it to teach you how to do self breast exam. Feels like that, that is why I am concerned.

Could it be anything else? Cyst? Has anyone else ever had anything like this? What are symptoms of vaginal cancer.

I am making a doc appointment already for the adenomyosis/possible hysterectomy, and will have it checked out, but wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on what this could be. Thanks.
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Unread 11-02-2003, 08:52 AM
Could this be vaginal cancer?

While I never had anything like inside the vagina, I did have a pea size lump on the labia outside the vagina. It was always so frustrating that the doctor that I was going to at the time could not feel anything. He suggested though that it could have been a clogged gland. Of course, check with your doctor to be sure.

Unread 11-02-2003, 06:09 PM
Could this be vaginal cancer?


I hate lumps--they are so concerning! And I hate how much sleep I lose out on when I am worried about something.

There probably isn't any way to know for sure what it is unless it is biopsied, though docs can make a pretty good "educated guess" many times. It could be a cyst. It could be a clogged duct (although I think those are usually more painful). I had two areas biopsied about one year after my hysterectomy (I had already had some abnormal cells removed from my vaginal wall, so I was extra paranoid). The doc said they were most likely benign, but I opted to have them biopsied. Both were benign, but from different causes. One was an area of hyperplasia (the cells were just growing at a very rapid pace), and the other was a cyst of some type. I rested much more easily once I knew for sure.

Definitely point them out to your doctor so that s/he can decide what's the best course of action for you. I believe the most common symptoms of vaginal cancer are bleeding and/or discharge, or an area that tears and does not heal, particularly after intercourse. Keep in mind that vaginal cancer is extremely rare, but it's always a good idea to have things checked out!

Please let us know what you find out!

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Unread 11-03-2003, 10:36 AM
Could this be vaginal cancer?

I made an appointment for Tuesday at 2:45. Keep your fingers crossed for me. I am such a paranoid person when it comes to female problems. I have had nothing but bad luck in that aspect of life.
Unread 04-07-2004, 08:30 PM
pea shaped lump

I have the same type of lump inside my vagina, only its on the left side. It is about a thumbs length inside the vagina underneath the skin and it feels just like a frozen pea. I noticed it when I was about 7 months pregnant, and when I mentioned it to my doctor he examined me but said he thought it was just scarred tissue. I'm not sure that he really felt the same thing that I was feeling, and it was hard to describe where to find it. It doesnt cause me any pain or discomfort, I just worry about it all the time! What was your experience with your doctor?
Unread 04-08-2004, 07:11 AM
Could this be vaginal cancer?

I am glad you are getting it checked out, but my very uneducated guess is it is not cancer. The signs of vaginal cancer are watery discharge, painful intercourse, unusual bleeding, Vaginal cancer is also very rare
Unread 04-08-2004, 09:08 AM
peas sized lump?

I had something like what you described and mentioned it when I had my hysterectomy. He biopsied it as well and found out it was a Phlebolith. I think from what they described it was much like a calcification. Nothing to be concerned about they told me. I was concerned pre-op because I had several bad cervical biopsies. I looked it up and they seem harmless.

Everyone is different, so I encourage you to check it out. I was not even aware of the word before my surgery.

Good luck!

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