Cysts that develop within the vagina are called vaginal cysts. Vaginal cysts are small sacs that are filled with fluid or semisolid materials which occur due to the blockage of a gland or a duct inside the vaginal canal. These cysts can develop following a trauma in the vagina. Vaginal cysts do no display any symptom and are not painful as well. They feel like round bumps inside the vagina which do not cause any discomfort as such. If you find a vaginal cyst that needs to be treated, here is how to go about treating it.
Symptoms Of Vaginal Cysts
Most women do not even come to know that they have cysts inside their vagina due to the plain reason that they are painless, do not cause any obstruction and do not also have any symptoms. It is only when the cysts are big and cause some discomforts that women tend to notice them. Vaginal cysts that are bigger can cause pain while having intercourse and a feeling of something lodged inside the vagina as well. At times, the lump can stick out of the vaginal wall as well which makes diagnosis easier.
Ways To Treat Vaginal Cysts
Cause Of The Cyst
The first thing to do is to identify the reason as to why the cyst has formed. For this, you can consult a doctor who would want to see the type of cyst that you have. If the cyst is big and looks harmful, surgery might be considered. This is a simple surgery which is mostly done as an outpatient procedure with local anaesthesia.
Examination Of The Vaginal Canal
Physical examination of the vaginal canal is normally done by your doctor where he/she feels the cysts and looks for hardened masses. This could even be vaginal cancer which is very rare. Doctor would suggest a biopsy for ruling out vaginal cancer. Malignant and benign tumours of the vagina are very rare. A biopsy would help identify the nature of the tumour and plan the treatment method.
Position Of The Cyst
If the position of the cyst upon physical examination is found to be under the urethra of bladder, it could cause difficulties in urination, especially if the cyst is big. An X- ray would help you identify if the cyst is blocking the function of these structures. In such cases, again surgery would be advised.
Normally, a cyst that is harmless and does not cause any symptom requires no treatment. Your doctor would check for any abnormal growth of the cyst over a period of time. If the cyst start showing symptoms or causes any major discomfort.
There are many simple natural treatments for cysts in the vagina. Application of freshly ground turmeric paste will help in treating the cyst naturally in a few days. Aloe vera too is a very strong remedy for treating cysts and regenerating the skin as well. Aloe gel can be applied directly on the cyst. Garlic too can be applied on the cysts to kill any bacteria and infections that could have caused the cyst.