Lump in Labia

There are two kinds of labia, the labia majora and the labia minora. The labia majora are the two outer lips of the vagina that cover the labia minora. The labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina. The vagina is a very sensitive part of the genital area and it can be a good place for many types of disease and infection to begin. The most common disorder however is the occurrence of lump in labia.

Question 1:

I have a lump on labia mojora under the skin and the tissue. The lump is nearly the size of the labia. I cannot see the lump; I just know it is there because the right labia is much larger than the left one. Every time I touch the lump, it feels like it moves. I think it is a cyst, but then again I am not sure. Could I be right or could it be something else?


A lump in labia may be caused by an allergy to latex. To be sure, it is better to consult your gynecologist.

Question 2:

I felt a pea sized bump on labia majora this morning; by noon I felt it had grown to a marble sized lump. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, could the bump on my labia majora be connected with that?


Your breast cancer may or may not have any connection with the appearance of the bump in your labia. The thing is, if it is growing at such a speed, then you should go and see your doctor immediately.

Common Causes of Lump on Labia:

There are many conditions that may cause the appearance of lumps on the labia. It is better to understand what you have before you panic. A doctor's consultation is very important to know what condition you really have. These are the most common causes of a bump on labia:

Genital Warts

A lump on labia may be caused by a sexually transmitted disease like genital warts. Genital warts are caused by the Human Papillomavirus and they are transmitted through sexual intercourse with an infected person. The warts usually will go away in time and they do not cause any pain.

Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is another sexually transmitted disease that may cause the occurrence of a lump in labia. Lumps caused by genital herpes are painful and itchy; these can be controlled with topical creams.

Bartholin's Gland

If you have a lump on labia on the lower part near the vaginal opening, then it could be the Bartholin's glands. These are the glands that lubricate the vagina; if the gland gets blocked it develops a cyst that may appear as a bump on labia.