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. This is one of the most common bump-related reasons women wind up in Dweck's office.
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Finding a bump near your vaginal area can quickly send you into a panic, but not every issue down there is cause for alarm. Bumps can be anything from a pimple to a skin infection, so to keep yourself calm, it's good to know what kind of pubic area bumps to look out for. However, it's always best to get anything new checked out by your gynecologist to be sure. You should check [your vagina] out at least twice monthly to make sure that everything looks normal down below. It's important to note that bumps you may notice on your external genitalia are most often located on the vulva; for example, a bump on your clitoral hood. This can help clear up some confusion when confronted with a bump or talking to your doctor. The most common bump in the vagina is folliculitis, which can sometimes be related to hair removal with shaving or waxing — hello in-grown hairs!
Lump Under Clitoral Hood
I'm 21 and have severe anxiety. It's not gone down and hasn't gotten bigger either. It's only irritable if I'm wearing tight clothes or have my legs crossed. I rang the doctors last week and they put me on some tablets to see if it's an infection but I really doubt this. I managed to get a photo of the lump and it looks like a white spot, it's hard and only can be seen if the hood is really stretched.
I am very embarrassed about this hence asking a doctor on the web and my boyfriend finds them off putting. Your only way to sort this out for good is to go and see a doctor. Maybe your practice has a female GP, or if not you could ask one of the local family planning clinic doctors.