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  1. Hello,
    Thanks for posting your query. 

    The causes for a small cyst in the vagina could be one of the following:- 

    1. Bartholin's Cyst - Is located midway of the labia, and protrudes into the vagina and may cause discomfort during sexual intercourse. 

    Bartholin's cyst is formed when a Bartholin's gland is blocked, causing a fluid-filled cyst to develop. Bartholin's cyst is not an infection, although it can be caused by an infection, inflammation, or physical blockage (mucus or other impediment) to the Bartholin's ducts (tubes which lead from the glands to the vulva). 

    If infection sets in, the result is a Bartholin's abscess. If the infection is severe or repeated a surgical procedure known as marsupialization may be required to stop further recurrences.

    2. Infected hair follicle - can form small absess, which can cause a small swelling, but it is associated with redness and throbbing pain. 

    Proper diagnosis requires a proper physical examination of the swelling in question. You might consult a gynaecologist who can examine and then decide on the appropriate treatment. 

    Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.