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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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For a month Had hard&large pea size bump/pimple on my outer vaginal lip at the top. It's very pink&looks like it wants to burst but hard!no squeezing?

 For a month Had hard&large pea size bump/pimple on my outer vaginal lip at the top. It's very pink&looks like it wants to burst but hard!no squeezing?

Cyst or abscess: correct. don't pick it or break it. without seeing it would be difficult to diagnose. it could be a cyst or a pus collection called an abscess. important questions to know would be is it draining, is it red, warm and painful? is it hard and not moveable? please go get it evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Little pimples on inner folds of vaginal lips where hair doesnt grow, resembles minor acne. negative for stds, remedy?

Little pimples on inner folds of vaginal lips where hair doesnt grow, resembles minor acne. negative for stds, remedy?

Sounds normal: "Negative for STDs" suggests you've seen a doctor. What did s/he say? If something were wrong (e.g. genital warts), probably s/he would have said so. I'm guessing mucus or sebaceous glands (also called Fordyce spots); or vestibular papillae. Both of these are entirely normal. Google Fordyce spots and vestibular papillomatosus for photos to compare with yourself. See MD if any doubt remains. ...Read more

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I shaved my vaginal area and now my outer lips are swollen ,plus i have a pimple on it. This has never happened what do i do!!

I shaved my vaginal area and now my outer lips are swollen ,plus i have a pimple on it. This has never happened what do i do!!

Folliculitis?: Almost certainly you have folliculitis, i.e. hair follicle inflammation or infection triggered by shaving. Pubic area folluculitis is far more frequent in the past decade, since genital shaving became common. Wash with soap and water and keep the area dry, and get care if you develop multiple pimples or particularly large ones, or if not better in a few days. And no shaving the next 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have one bump on each of my outer vaginal lip. They don't hurt or itch, and they don't look like pimples with white on the top. What could this be?

I have one bump on each of my outer vaginal lip. They don't hurt or itch, and they don't look like pimples with white on the top. What could this be?

Bartholin glands: Bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a bump on one of my vaginal lips it looks like a pimple doesn't hurt but i can feel it there had one before and went away by itself what is it?

I have a bump on one of my vaginal lips it looks like a pimple doesn't hurt but i can feel it there had one before and went away by itself what is it?

Vaginitis: If you are sexually active and had similar symptoms before, it may be herpes. If it is only on one side, comes and goes and isn't painful, it could be a bartholin's cyst or sebaceous cyst. You should see a provider to get this checked out if it remains problematic. ...Read more

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I have a pimple Inside my vagina and it is located near the edge of one of my vaginal lips. What is it and will it go away?

I have a pimple Inside my vagina and it is located near the edge of one of my vaginal lips. What is it and will it go away?

Clogged gland: The pimple at the entrance to your vagina/labia majora could be clogged sweat gland that may have gotten irritated from clothing, sexual intercourse or rubbing of that area. Another possibility is that it an infected hair follicle. A warm compress to that area three times a day followed by squeezing the pimple is OK, if more than 1 pimple, ulcers, drainage, bleeding or fever, make appt w/GYN. ...Read more