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Lump on labia majora??

Hello, I am a teenage girl. I take pretty good care of myself and usually have no major issues. However, a few nights ago I noticed a small bump on my labia majora when I went to the bathroom. Besides minor soreness to the touch, I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary, so I assumed it was just an ingrown hair or pimple and vowed to deal with it in the morning. When I woke up it had grown and was more painful.
It's been only 3 days since the initial sighting and it has multiplied in size. It's also become more painful. (I'll post symptoms below)
I've taken sitz baths, thinking it may just be an abscess or something, but it won't come to a head, and honestly it doesn't feel fluid-filled at all. (I had an abscess on my shoulder last month) The lump is now covering my clitoris, I have to move it out of the way to wipe properly (ouch) Any and all opinions are greatly appreciated!

Symptoms:
Pain
Swelling
Redness/discoloration of skin
Mild itchiness
Hard
Not movable
Warm
Dryness?
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I had that for a couple of months recently. I did Sitz baths, hot showers, applied heating pad, kept clean. It finally burst on its own, but it was painful and itchy. If it doesn't burst, you may need to see a doctor to get it drained/removed.
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What was it? I haven't seen a doctor yet
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Update:
I've examined the lump further. It's definitely oddly shaped; kind of oval maybe? I'm almost 100% sure that it isn't fluid-filled, and the pain comes and goes. Antibiotics haven't helped.
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It also hasn't grown any further
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Are you sure it isn't your clitoris itself? The clitoris is obviously very sensitive and poking and prodding at it will only cause irritation, swelling, pain, etc.

I have a hard time understanding what you are describing. Your clitoris is a little pea (can be oval or round) size bump, usually covered by a clitoral hood which is connected to your labia minora.

If you think it may be a cyst, continue with the warm baths and it should go away on its own.
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I am just confused to how it would be in the way of your clitirous (which is up higher at the end of the pubic mound) and why you would need to move it when you wipe.
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