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5 Possible Explanations for Vaginal Lumps & Bumps
Bump on Vagina: Common Causes and When to See a Doctor
Sometimes, lumps and bumps develop on the vagina. These lumps and bumps can occur for a variety of reasons and can cause pain and discomfort. They can appear on the internal part of the vagina or the external area, known as the vulva, which includes the labia. Vaginal cysts are pocket or pouch-like projections on the vaginal wall. There are a variety of different types of vaginal cysts. Some cysts contain pus and others contain air or scar tissue. Vaginal warts are caused by the human papillomavirus HPV , which is a sexually transmitted infection.
The 8 Most (and Least) Likely Reasons You Have a Bump Near Your Vagina
Today in awkward health things you may have googled but are afraid to talk about: bumps on your labia the part of the vulva known as the lips and general genital region near your vagina. The various types of bumps often have different symptoms and appearances, but they typically all have one thing in common: the ability to send you into a panicked Google spiral that ends in you convinced you have a rare, untreatable cancer. Very unlikely, Alyssa Dweck , M. In reality, that's the least likely cause. Here, Dweck explains the much more believable origins of a bump on your labia or other lady parts, and what you can do to treat it.
It can be worrisome to feel a bump anywhere on your body, but when it's on or near your vagina, it's especially unnerving. But before assuming the worst, many bumps are normal and harmless. Skin growths such as seborrheic keratosis or skin tags , and common bumps like ingrown hairs or cysts generally don't require treatment, unless they cause irritation or become infected, says Alicia Little, MD, PhD , a dermatologist specializing in vulvar skin conditions at Yale Medicine. Sexually transmitted infections STI may also cause bumps around your genital area, though there are other symptoms you have to watch out for such as visible sores or skin ulcers. Here are the common causes of bumps on or around the vagina and when you should seek medical attention.