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I'm fairly certain it's the labia minora. It's the fleshy flap on either side of my vagina. Yesterday, I experienced itching down there, and of course, over the course of the day, scratched and rubbed for relief. Late in the day, I realized the left flap of my labia minora was swollen and somewhat painful. It's seems firm to the touch, about the size of an almond. No discharge that I can see. The color is normal, perhaps slightly redder. My first overreaction was that I have a Bartholin's Cyst. But I'm hoping it's just a bug bite that has become inflamed. I took Benadryl last night, put some Neosporin+Pain on and slept in loose fitting clothing. It is about the same this morning, no worse.
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