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Female Vagina Lips
I noticed a very small white bump on my vagina lip. It became more swollen when I took a hot bath. It does not hurt. What is it iam a 28 female its verysmall and white and round. On the inside edge of my vagina lip. Could this be from shaving? Or is a bl
It: It sounds like it may be a cyst. However other lesions are possible (abscess, wart, etc.) therefore you should have your family doctor or gynecologist take a look at it. Another option is to soak three times a day for 15 minutes in a warm bath with epsom salt (not too much wate)r. If you do not notice an improvement or the lesion worsens see your doctor. ...Read more
I am a 27 year old female and I have a pink pea sized bump on the lip of my vagina and I was wondering what it could be it is a pink pea sized bump and there is only one I have experienced some pain with intercourse and there is a slight white discharge t
The: The skin of the vulva (the lips around the opening of the vagina) can get irritated and then the skin cells and or mucus can shed into that space rather than washing away and this then builds up into a "bump". These seborrheic keratoses are benign, firm, often non tender, and can be treated by a simple surgery in the clinic. If there is a discharge and blood then it is possible you have an infection of that skin. There are also glands that make mucus to lubricate the vulva and vagina which can get their duct blocked with trauma like bike riding, thong underwear, and intercourse, and these bartholin duct cysts can be quite painful and need again a simple surgery in the clinic. Rarely a bump can be cancer so anything that does not get better with time, warm soaks, and loose clothing should warrant a medical examination. ...Read more
I'm a female &have genital herpes and low risk HPV &a huge bump on my lip of vagina it smelly &stings can it be a herpe sore or warts or something els?
32 year old female with gray hair everywhere (head, vagina, etc). What is going on? What can be done?
Can you get mouth thrush giving oral sex to a female who has vagina thrush? 1pill clears thrush in 3 days can my partner go down on me during 3days
Be cautious and wait: If I were you, I would wait until the three days have passed. It is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Shower soap is fine: There is no need to change soaps when showering. A woman or girl can just use the same mild shower soap that she washes everywhere else with, and just gently rub the places between the big labia and her thighs, and between the big labia and her small inner labia, and around the clitoris. That should gently remove excess oils (sebum) and stuff. Of course, "over-cleaning" can lead to rashes. ...Read more
Heredity: Vaginal lips vary from a pinkish color to a darkish brown in white persons and of course are much darker brown in pigmented races. This is a function of heredity and development. You cannot change this. ...Read more
Normal variation: There is a very large variation in appearance of the vaginal lips, and pigmentation will first of all be effected by your general complexion. The vagina is never pigmented and as you move out from the vagina to the vulva pigmentation will increase. Chronic irritation can cause increased pigmentation and there is also a condition called vitiligo where there can be random areas of no pigmentation. ...Read more