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.
The cysts typically don’t cause any symptoms, but they can sometimes cause discomfort with sexual activity or insertion of tampons. Vaginal cysts usually remain small and often don’t require treatment. However, different types of cysts may become enlarged and lead to pain, itching, or an increased risk of infection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Vaginal Cysts are detected by a routine pelvic exam. If required an MRI, CT, or USG scans are suggested.
Some women may not experience any symptoms. However, any small lumps on the vaginal area or discomfort may indicate the presence of cysts.
Cysts often do not require treatment. If cysts grow in size and cause more discomfort, your doctor may suggest oral medication or surgical drainage.