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Red inflamed patch near vagina, slightly raised bumps that look like hives, a little itchy. No bumps or blisters on vaginal lips or anus. What is it?

Red inflamed patch near vagina, slightly raised bumps that look like hives, a little itchy.  No bumps or blisters on vaginal lips or anus. What is it?

Unknown : Lumps, bumps, and blisters on the labia or the genitals need to be evaluated by physical exam to determine the cause and treatment. What you are describing is concerning for herpes or syphilis though. These two infections need to be ruled out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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I have a small open blister on my vaginal lips. What could it be?

I have a small open blister on my vaginal lips. What could it be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painful pimple like blister on the outer vaginal lips. 2nd time this happened. First time seen by gyn and std neg. What is it?

I have a hard, painful pimple like blister on the outer vaginal lips.  2nd time this happened.  First time  seen by gyn and std neg. What is it?

Unknown: Lumps, bumps, and blisters on the labia or the genitals need to be evaluated by physical exam to determine the cause and treatment. What you are describing is concerning for herpes, folliculitis or other infections . ...Read more

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Can a blister on the vaginal lip be caused by friction during sex or anything else besides genital herpes?

Can a blister on the vaginal lip be caused by friction during sex or anything else besides genital herpes?

Labial ulcer: The potential for other STD lesions is present but far less common. Friction during sex would suggest you are not sufficiently lubricated and you might recognize this because of the discomfort during sex which results from lack of lubrication. Cannot, however, diagnose this without seeing it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are big vaginal lips genetic?

Can docs please explain are big vaginal lips genetic?

Probably: Are body shape and features are often determine by our genetic makeup, but women have to understand they get two x genes. One x from their mother and one from their father. So, while many gyn things like breast cancer and endometriosis are more likely from your Mom's side, genital size could be from either side or both sides ...Read more

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How does a person get red bumps on their vaginal lips?

How does a person get red bumps on their vaginal lips?

Vaginal sores: Several things may lead to vaginal lesions. At times an infected hair follicle may present like a little bump (folliculitis). However, other causes are a bit more worrisome. Herpes virus or genital warts (both stds) may also present as sores on the labia. It's always best to seek a doctor's opinion with a physical exam. At times, a culture or very small sample will need to be taken. ...Read more

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When im having sex my vaginal lips get a little puffy?

When im having sex my vaginal lips get a little puffy?

Swelling: Possible reasons for swelling of the vagina / labia include allergic reaction/irritation due to latex condoms, lubricants, vaginal contraceptives, spermicides, semen; contact dermatitis, infection ; aggressive sex. ...Read more