Answer: Dear Brooke,
A lump in the
vagina could be a vaginal cyst and usually feels like a soft lump
in the vaginal wall or protruding from it. Vaginal cysts can result
in discomfort during sexual intercourse.
During a routing
exam, an ob-gyn can diagnose a cyst. Cysts are usually harmless but
sometimes may have to be surgically removed.
The lump can also
be caused by a vaginal prolapse which is a weakness of the supporting
structures of the uterus, pelvic floor and vagina. In this case lumps
are usually found at the entrance to the vagina, the cervix, or the
front and back walls of the vagina which have prolapsed down through
the entrance to the vagina.