Thank you for your reply. I think the Bartholin gland (sp?) is located a little closer to the vaginal opening...whereas what I am experiencing is down a little further. I am rather upset that my oncologist/gyn so easily "dismissed" it the last time I saw him. Yes, the only reason I started going to him is because my gyn sent me over to him to have a colposcopy...and then...he kind of talked me into coming to see him for my regular pap smears. (I kind of regret doing this, because for one thing....he's a specialist, so everytime I see him I have to pay a much higher co-pay...plus...he doesn't seem to take any of my concerns very seriously).
Maybe it is a cyst. However, it doesn't drain at all. It's just like a little raised area....as if there were a "pea" or something underneath. Trying to self-diagnos myself isn't very easy...driving me crazy!