Cysts are made when a gland or duct is clogged and liquid collects in a sac. Inside the vagina, they are usually painless, round lumps that can get to be the size of a plum before you notice them. Many are found along the sides of the vagina, but they rarely get larger than a dime. Most of these are Gartner's cysts that formed when women were babies.
Guide to Vaginal Lumps and Bumps
Vaginal cysts, polyps, and warts | University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
By permission of the publisher. From Kaufman R, Brown D. Edited by M Stenchever series editor and B Goff. Philadelphia, Current Medicine, Bartholin gland cysts are mucus-filled sacs that can form when the glands located near the opening to the vagina are blocked. Cysts are usually painless, but if large, they can interfere with sitting, walking, and sexual intercourse. Doctors may create a permanent opening from the cyst to the outside or may surgically remove the cyst.
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Cysts are sac-like lumps filled with air, fluid, or other substances. In most cases, cysts are neither harmful nor painful. Cysts range in size from too small to see to the size of an orange.