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Doctor insights on: Dark Purple Spots On Vulva And Labia

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Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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I have tiny dots all over my labia majora and when I pull on the skin I see much more. They are painless but it’s everywhere. Is it fordyce spots?

I have tiny dots all over my labia majora and when I pull on the skin I see much more. They are painless but it’s everywhere. Is it fordyce spots?

Site (sight) unseen: You need to have a GYN MD evaluate the labial spots during an examination for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is it when you have two spots oppiosite side on your labia majora. It onnly hurts when I urinate, noticed it after a shower?

Swollen Bartholin Cy: You need to see your doctor. You may have a swoolen Bartholin's cyst or infected Bartholin's cyst. Bartholin glands are on both side in the labia and are not normally felt or visible and can get enlarged or infected sometimes. ...Read more

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Female- need help on labia majora purple and swollen?

Female- need help on labia majora purple and swollen?

Not normal: Please see your gyn u may have a hematoma or other your gyn will be able to tell if u do not have a gyn then go to the er. ...Read more

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Red dime sized spot on upper labia majora 3 wks post one night stand. No blisters/ pain. No shaving since that night. Lasted 3 days. Is it herpes?

Red dime sized spot on upper labia majora 3 wks post one night stand. No blisters/ pain. No shaving since that night. Lasted 3 days. Is it herpes?

Not likely Herpes.: A painless lesion of the genital area is not likely to be herpes because most herpes lesions are painful! There are other STD's to consider and you should see your Doctor. ...Read more

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I have a singular white spot on my labia majora that seems to be 'leaking' white pus-like fluid when squeezed. Is this likely folliculitus or herpes?

I have a singular white spot on my labia majora that seems to be 'leaking' white pus-like fluid when squeezed. Is this likely folliculitus or herpes?

Folliculitis: It is more likely to be folliculitis than herpes. Please wash your parts with soap and water frequently to prevent other hair follicles from getting infected. If the discharge does not stop in a week or so, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have a red spot on my labia majora went to doc said it was pimple but it's still here after a month tried popping only blood came out what can it?

Hi I have a red spot on my labia majora went to doc said it was pimple but it's still here after a month tried popping only blood came out what can it?

Try warm moist packs: You could try some warm moist packs 15 min three times per day for the next week.
If this is a simple pimple, it should resolve.

If it remains, then revisit medical provider. ...Read more

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Rough patchy dry spot on labia majora and soreness inner thigh near vagina. Waking up to very sore vagina same spot everyday. Labia has gotten wrinkly and looks deflated?

Rough patchy dry spot on labia majora and soreness inner thigh near vagina. Waking up to very sore vagina same spot everyday. Labia has gotten wrinkly and looks deflated?

Vulvar dystrophy: WHAT IS VULVAR DYSTROPHY?

Vulvar dystrophy and dermatoses are changes in the skin of the vulva. The vulva are the folds of skin around the opening of the vagina (birth canal) and urethra (the tube that drains urine from the bladder). Exam is needed to help in diagnosis, after which treatment, generally a steroid cream, can be prescribed. Feel better! ...Read more

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Small pimple sized purplish bump on labia majora. Zero chance of std risk. Shaving? Irritation from spin class or running? No pain, itching etc.

Small pimple sized purplish bump on labia majora. Zero chance of std risk. Shaving? Irritation from spin class or running? No pain, itching etc.

See remark: If it is recent, apply heat to area, or take a warm bath,
If you have topical antibiotic ointment, apply to area'
If lesion does not subside, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tiny dark purple spots on my labia. They bleed often. Never noticed them before. Are they harmless? I am 38.

Tiny dark purple spots on my labia. They bleed often. Never noticed them before. Are they harmless? I am 38.

Purple Spots: Angiokeratomas are small dark red to purple raised spots. They may also have a rough scaly surface. They are composed of surface blood vessels (dilated capillaries). Often unnoticed, they may become crusty and bleed if accidentally scratched or damaged, or a harmless clot may form in the lesion (thrombosis), changing the colour to dark purple or black overnight-Benign lesions. ...Read more

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Dark purple tiny patch (not a spot but resembles small purpura) on the inside of outer labia? Doesn't go away, doesn't hurt, and not elevated.

Small spots: This could be from trauma from intercourse or it could be small capillaries that are dilated. This is a very common finding. The labia is skin, remember, and a number of other dermatologic conditions can also occur there. ...Read more

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2mm spot on labia, pop dark blood now spot lite purple with black dot in middle fills up with blood again what could this be? Getsbetter w warm compres

2mm spot on labia, pop dark blood now spot lite purple with black dot in middle fills up with blood again what could this be? Getsbetter w warm compres

Blood blister: Hi Rosie,

What you describes certainly sounds like a blood blister. When blood is exposed to air then it appears darker. This is why the spot looks purple then begins to lighten. Yes, it seems from your excellent description that it is healing quite normally. Continue warm compresses. ...Read more

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Had black/dark blue 2mm raised round spot on labia, popped, dark blood came out. Now spot flat, light purple, sound like a blood blister? Is it healing?

Had black/dark blue 2mm raised round spot on labia, popped, dark blood came out. Now spot flat, light purple, sound like a blood blister? Is it healing?

Blood blister: Hi Rosie,

What you describes certainly sounds like a blood blister. When blood is exposed to air then it appears darker. This is why the spot looks purple then begins to lighten. Yes, it seems from your excellent description that it is healing quite normally. ...Read more

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What do many dark spots on vulva indicate?

What do many dark spots on vulva indicate?

May be normal: It is quite common to have pigmented areas of the vulva. If the areas are changing, itching, bleeding, or painful - then biopsy may be warranted. You really need to have you physician evaluate the areas to be sure there is no problem. ...Read more

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My labia majora is darker than my skin tone, as in like black. What cause this and how can I bring it back to its original color?

My labia majora is darker than my skin tone, as in like black. What cause this and how can I bring it back to its original color?

Need exam: While a change in pigmentation might be completely normal with age, if you have noticed a dramatic change in the color over a short period of time to "black" then I think a visit with an ob/gyn seems like an excellent idea. ...Read more

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1 labia minora that is larger, skin sticks out past the labia majora & is darker than what is inside also couple of what look like skin tags. Normal?

1 labia minora that is larger, skin sticks out past the labia majora & is darker than what is inside also couple of what look like skin tags. Normal?

Not unusual: Not normal, but not unusual. Cosmetic gynecology is a controversial field and many doctors doing it are not well qualified. If it bothers you, have a consult with a plastic surgeon who has this skill and check out your doctor's credentials before the consult. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a bump just outside the labia majora. Its painless, there is no puss or fluid inside it, and its a tad darker than the skin around it?

I'm worried about a bump just outside the labia majora. Its painless, there is no puss or fluid inside it, and its a tad darker than the skin around it?

Needs exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. You may be seeing normal anatomy such as hair follicles. Abnormal possible causes - herpes, syphilis, genital warts and others ...Read more