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I had a punch biopsy to remove mole on labia majora my dr gave me antibiotic ointment that expired 3years ago. I didn't know until 4days after using it?

I had a punch biopsy to remove mole on labia majora my dr gave me antibiotic ointment that expired 3years ago. I didn't know until 4days after using it?

Expired: A product loses its effectiveness after the expiration date. One should contact the physician for a recommendation as to what product should be applied to a healing wound. For example, a topical antibacterial or vaseline to name a couple of possibilities. ...Read more

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Moles (Definition)

A mole (also called a nevus) is a localized overgrowth of pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in the skin. Most moles are benign. However, these cells can become cancerous. This is known as melanoma, ...Read more


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I have a dark mole on my labia and today I noticed it's grown. No pain or itching. Should I be worried? I am!

I have a dark mole on my labia and today I noticed it's grown. No pain or itching. Should I be worried? I am!

See your MD: Most moles seen on the vulva are benign.
You should see you md to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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Is it normal just get a birthmark or mole on the labia major?

Is it normal just get a birthmark or mole on the labia major?

No: If you have a mole or birthmark on the labia my recommendation is to have evaluation by a doctor to make sure it isn't cancer. If it is benign then you don't need to worry. ...Read more

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I found a black mole on my labia minora. It can't be looked at for three weeks. Is there something it could be other than melanoma?

I found a black mole on my labia minora. It can't be looked at for three weeks. Is there something it could be other than melanoma?

Yes: A melanoma would be unusual in that location, but not unheard of. It is probably not a melanoma, but even if it is, waiting 3 wks shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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I've recently discovered a pretty big size mole on my labia and I'm getting pretty worried about it. It doesn't look like an STD or STI.

I've recently discovered a pretty big size mole on my labia and I'm getting pretty worried about it. It doesn't look like an STD or STI.

See a gyn: If you have a mole that is changing on your labia, you should get it checked out. Believe it or not, woman can get melanomas in areas where there usually isn't sun exposure. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and I have always had a mole on my outer labia, it is dark, circular and quite big. Should I have it checked out?

I'm 18 and I have always had a mole on my outer labia, it is dark, circular and quite big. Should I have it checked out?

Most likely not: Hi Steph,
If the mole you have is since birth and is not getting bigger, or changing its color, it is most likely benign and there is no need to worry about it, especially if it has regular borders.

Only if you notice that the borders are becoming irregular or the color is changing or the size is getting bigger, then you need to check it. ...Read more

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I have a small light brown mole on my inner labia RIGHT next to my clitoris (~1/16 inch away). My derm recommended biopsying/removing it - but I am concerned about nerve damage and/or pain. Should I be seeing a gyn/onc doc or other surgeon for this?

I have a small light brown mole on my inner labia RIGHT next to my clitoris (~1/16 inch away). My derm recommended biopsying/removing it - but I am concerned about nerve damage and/or pain. Should I be seeing a gyn/onc doc or other surgeon for this?

MOLE ON LABIA: THERE WILL BE NO NERVE DAMAGE!
YOUR DERMATOLOGIST WILL NUMB THE AREA AND THEN PROBABLY TAKE A TINY PIECE, OR THE ENTIRE THING IF IT IS VERY SMALL, AND SEND IT AWAY TO HAVE IT EXAMINED AND TO MAKE SURE IT'S OK.
PAIN WILL BE MINIMAL AND THE AREA WILL HEAL PROMPTLY. ...Read more

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I'm 19 a 0, 5 cm flat dark brown oval mole-like spot suddenly appear on my outer labia is it normal?

I'm 19 a 0, 5 cm flat dark brown oval mole-like spot suddenly appear on my outer labia is it normal?

See below: If you are sexually active, it may be a wart. It would be prudent to see your doctor as it is not feasible to know what the lesion is without examining it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I'm 18. I've noticed this dark spot approx 0.5 CM in diameter on my labia minora. It's not a mole, or raised or hurtful or growing. Is it normal?

I'm 18. I've noticed this dark spot approx 0.5 CM in diameter on my labia minora. It's not a mole, or raised or hurtful or growing. Is it normal?

No way to know...: ...Without direct examination by an expert, preferably a dermatologist. It could very well be a mole if there are no symptoms, but there are lots of other possibilities. Someone needs to look at it. ...Read more

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Had mole removed by my dermatologist on labia. I read that mole removal due to inflammation can increase risk of cancer later? Is this true? Scared

Had mole removed by my dermatologist on labia. I read that mole removal due to inflammation can increase risk of cancer later? Is this true? Scared

NO: Removal of a mole does not increase your risk of cancer unless the mole was cancerous and was not completely removed. Please quit reading Dr. Google. ...Read more

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Have what I thought were varicosities but OBGYN thinks are regular moles on labia. I saw also a new small mole on perineum. I'm 30 and 9.5m postpartum?

Have what I thought were varicosities but OBGYN thinks are regular moles on labia. I saw also a new small mole on perineum. I'm 30 and 9.5m postpartum?

Moles: Your doctor should be able to differentiate the two. If the mole is suspicious, changing color, dark, irregular borders or changing you should have it biopsied (removed). Don't take the chance of waiting on it. Anyone at any age can devolop new moles. ...Read more

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I have a mole on my lady part. The outer labia I guess is the term. Should I talk to a gynecologist about getting it removed or a dermatologist?

I have a mole on my lady part. The outer labia I guess is the term. Should I talk to a gynecologist about getting it removed or a dermatologist?

Either is fine: Either one should be able to remove it for you. The gynecologist may be more comfortable working in that area and the dermatologist may have a better idea whether it is something you really need to worry about. ...Read more

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I just had a baby and now have 4 small bumps on my labia. They are all on 1 side and look like moles. They don't hurt. What are they and can I get rid?

I just had a baby and now have 4 small bumps on my labia. They are all on 1 side and look like moles. They don't hurt. What are they and can I get rid?

Cysts: Unfortunately you have not given us any information about yourself, not even your age let alone any pictures or medical history to enable a relevant response. However, you may be describing Bartholin's gland cysts which are fluid-filled cysts that form on the Bartholin's gland. I recommend consulting your Gyn for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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OBGYNs saw dark spots/moles on my labia/perineum & said all OK. Showed to derm & said they're normal hormonal changes & no worry? I am 10m pp. Normal?

OBGYNs saw dark spots/moles on my labia/perineum & said all OK. Showed to derm & said they're normal hormonal changes & no worry? I am 10m pp. Normal?

Follow advice: Two separate doctors who examined you declared the spots to be harmless. It is not feasible to do better in this forum. ...Read more

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Can trauma cause moles or something looks like moles? I have something looks like atypical mole after I picking off a hard brown scale on my vulva.

Can trauma cause moles or something looks like moles? I have something looks like atypical mole after I picking off a hard brown scale on my vulva.

Mouth lesion: Brown scale on uvula is atypical as the membrane is usually wet. The fact there was scaling and now a pigmented lesion merits a direct examination and possible biopsy. I f the lesion is there for more than few days do not mess with it, get it evaluated by ENT MD ...Read more

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I have had a flat dark mole on my vulva for years. I'm 22 and noticed it changed it is raised and lighter?

I have had a flat dark mole on my vulva for years. I'm 22 and noticed it changed it is raised and lighter?

Biopsy: Most such lesions turn out to be benign however you really can never be certain without sending it to a pathologist for microscopic examination. A good rule of thumb: if a lesion is changing in size, shape, color, texture, thickness etc, it should be biopsied. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy on a mole on the outside of my vagina six weeks ago with dissolvable stitches-it was benign. When will sex be normal? Sex is still irritating-is there sexual function loss in this

Had a vulva biopsy on a mole on the outside of my vagina six weeks ago with dissolvable stitches-it was benign. When will sex be normal? Sex is still irritating-is there sexual function loss in this

Should not be: With a simple mole removal, it should not interfere with sexual function. Furthermore your wounds should be sufficiently healed at six weeks to permit normal sex. Hypersensitivity or mild numbness immediately around the incision may be normal. However what you are describing does not sound typical. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this..

Had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this..

Hypertrophic scar: On occasion, delayed healing or a suture reaction or a cyst or a neuroma may produce a hypertrophic or painful scar. If the biopsy was benign, I would first recommend steroid injections. ...Read more

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I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?

I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?

Healing: We all heal differently, and if you had a full-thickness biopsy that was left to heal itself, it has likely scarred in.
A revision - removing the scar and closing the wound with dissolving stitches - may well take care of it. ...Read more

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Half dozen dark purple pin head sized dots on labia. My gyno said nothing about them. Are they dangerous or possibly some sort of cancer?

Half dozen dark purple pin head sized dots on labia. My gyno said nothing about them. Are they dangerous or possibly some sort of cancer?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining the lesions. Since your gyno who examined the "dots" is not concerned, you may discuss it with him/her at the next visit. ...Read more

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I had a small hard ball form a white head on my inner labia. I pressed it and it pusses and bled now is almost gone. Was this a infected glad? Normal?

I had a small hard ball form a white head on my inner labia. I pressed it and it pusses and bled now is almost gone. Was this a infected glad? Normal?

This could have: Been from any of a number of things including STDs. It would be best to get checked out by your health care provider to exclude more serious conditions. ...Read more

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How to make my inner labia pimple come to a head faster?

How to make my inner labia pimple come to a head faster?

Warm compresses: Often help draw out infection and contents of pimples...but, are you sure it is a pimple? It could be a blocked gland or a bartholin's cyst. These are better dealt with by your GYN. Whatever you do, don't squeeze it! Good luck! ...Read more

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Lump on the outside of my labia. Irritating but no head.?

Lump on the outside of my labia. Irritating but no head.?

Folliculitis?: This needs to be looked at by a physician. This could be an infection of a hair follicle and could get worse without antibiotic medication. A physician that is able to examine lump will be able to determine whether medication is needed or not. ...Read more

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Red bump with white head on it. On my outer labia. It only hurts when being pressed or touched against it. What could this be?

Red bump with white head on it. On my outer labia. It only hurts when being pressed or touched against it. What could this be?

Possible infection: This could be an infected gland in the area. Suggest you use warm compresses or sit in a tub of very warm water and also wash with an antibacterial soap like dial. If it worsens, may need to be drained by a doctor or you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a linear bump that is sort of in an arc on my labia majora on the outer, fleshy part, not inside. It is smooth and no head. ~1.5cm x 0.5cm?

I have a linear bump that is sort of in an arc on my labia majora on the outer, fleshy part, not inside. It is smooth and no head. ~1.5cm x 0.5cm?

Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild dermatitis, infection, std, pimple or laceration. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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


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