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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 spots neithr painful nor itchy nor swollen on d outter labia. Could it be an irritation or alergy to d way I remove my pubic hair?

Dark spots neithr painful nor itchy nor swollen on d outter labia. Could it be an irritation or alergy to d way I remove my pubic hair?

It may be.: Without an exam, it is not truly possible to tell you what the dark spots may be. Have your GYN doctor examine you and tell you what they most likely are. They can also discuss with your the best way to properly and safely remove your pubic hair. ...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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I recently found a small flat dark spot on my labia minora, it kind of looks like a freckle, but I haven't notice before so I'm a little worried?

I recently found a small flat dark spot on my labia minora, it kind of looks like a freckle, but I haven't notice before so I'm a little worried?

See a doctor: It's likely a benign nevus (mole) but pre-cancer and cancer can occur on the labia. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so I would recommend you see a doctor and have it checked out. You're only 20, so chances are slim, but melanoma is increasingly occuring in younger and younger women. Be safe. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my inner labia, it doesn't hurt and it isn't raised or anything. It's a darker color brown. I also have small white bumps that l?

I have a dark spot on my inner labia, it doesn't hurt and it isn't raised or anything. It's a darker color brown. I also have small white bumps that l?

Here are some...: Without a direct look & feel, it is hard to say what they may be although clinically they most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous gland or its small cyst, which are common but harmless with no need for care except being annoyed by their look or potentially related infection like acne or abscess. More? To articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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I have this dark brown raised spot on labia. What could it be?

I have this dark brown raised spot on labia. What could it be?

Melanoma: Worst case scenario: A dark brown raised spot on a labia could be malignant melanoma. A specialist, starting with a gynecologist ought to be consulted. ...Read more

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I found a dark like frekle spot on one side of my labia. Its painless smooth and im not sure if it has always been there. There is no pain?

I found a dark like frekle spot on one side of my labia. Its painless smooth and im not sure if it has always been there. There is no pain?

Schedule a visit: 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. ...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.

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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Dark spot outside the labia minora? No symptoms just vaginal discharge.

Dark spot outside the labia minora? No symptoms just vaginal discharge.

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination is needed to determine the cause. Vaginal discharge also requires an exam to know what is causing the problem. ...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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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.
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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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I have a dark itchy spot on my labia. I also have been losing weight lately but suddenly one of my breasts is much larger than the other and tender?

I have a dark itchy spot on my labia. I also have been losing weight lately but suddenly one of my breasts is much larger than the other and tender?

See your doctor: You should be examined by a physician to find out what is that spot on your labia. It is also not uncommon to have one breast larger than the other. ...Read more

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I noticed a dark spot on my labia, it is not a bump. My vagina is starting to itch a little. I haven't had sex but masturbation yes. What do I do?

I noticed a dark spot on my labia, it is not a bump. My vagina is starting to itch a little. I haven't had sex but masturbation yes. What do I do?

Labia dark spot: Good hygiene is important. If symptoms persist, you might want to see your primary care physician to make sure it is not infection. ...Read more

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What could cause vein to swell on labia minora? It is dark blue/purple, I am being treated for uti. I am not pregnant. Area is slightly swollen.

What could cause vein to swell on labia minora? It is dark blue/purple, I am being treated for uti. I am not pregnant. Area is slightly swollen.

Here are some...: What you saw is what you have lived; so, the dilated vein on labia minora could be just what you are born with but manifested at this time of life and not related with UTI and over time, it may worsen. To help know what may happen to life, perusing the listed articles in http://formefirst. Com/eBlogList. Html and in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...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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Flat dark brown spot size of pencil eraser on labia. Burning sensation. Red raised spot inside vagina. Same sexual partner for 18 years. Concerned.

Flat dark brown spot size of pencil eraser on labia. Burning sensation. Red raised spot inside vagina. Same sexual partner for 18 years. Concerned.

Depends: The burning sensation is my biggest concern that there may be some sort of infection, but the bumps you described could be unrelated. May be a simple a yeast. Would pop into your gyn and have them take a quick look. ...Read more

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One side labia minora has hard pea sized lump with dark spot on it. Like an open sore. Now it hurts. Doesn't look like a cyst. Never had std. Thanks?

One side labia minora has hard pea sized lump with dark spot on it. Like an open sore. Now it hurts. Doesn't look like a cyst. Never had std. Thanks?

Bartholin's Cyst: What you are describing sounds like a infected Bartholin's cyst, although other things like herpes cannot completely be excluded without a physical exam. You should seek medical treatment at this time as you may need antibiotics or have it surgically removed. ...Read more

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I have milky white itchy spots on the inner labia, what can it be? S

I have milky white itchy spots on the inner labia, what can it be? S

Sebaceous cysts: Most likely sebaceous cysts. They are benign and do not generally need to be treated. ...Read more

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The left side of my labia minora is swollen and has almost invisible spots both outside and inside it?

The left side of my labia minora is swollen and has almost invisible spots both outside and inside it?

Need more info: Need your age to better answer also If you are sexually active. Trauma, infection are two common problems. Please get to see your primary care physician or OB/GYN ASAP ...Read more

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I have a lot of what looks to be lichen planus on my inner labia and forcyde spots on the outer area of my inner labia. Can I treat this?

I have a lot of what looks to be lichen planus on my inner labia and forcyde spots on the outer area of my inner labia. Can I treat this?

No: If in fact you have these conditions, they should be evaluated by an OB/Gyn and treated accordingly. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hi I have 6 or 7 small spots on my labia they are blue/black and painless what could it be?

Hi I have 6 or 7 small spots on my labia they are blue/black and painless what could it be?

Hard to say: This is not possible to determine without having an exam by your Doctor. If the spots have been there for a long time, then maybe it's nothing to worry about. However, if have recently had unprotected sex with a new partner, or you are having symptoms such as fever, chills, nausea, it may be a clue that you have an STI. Either way, you need to see a Doctor to learn what these spots are. ...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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How to get rid of Fordyce spots on labia?

Normal variant: Fordyce spots are prominent sebaceous glands on the labial skin. They are really just a normal variant and treatment is not usually recommended. There is some success with laser treatment of the glands, but there is a risk of causing scarring and they tend to come back. ...Read more

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Can Fordyce spots on labia become irritated or inflamed and itchy due to shaving?

Can Fordyce spots on labia become irritated or inflamed and itchy due to shaving?

Yes these can: Yes Fordyce spots can become irritated and inflamed by shaving. ...Read more

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I had itching on my inner labia and it has brown and red spots with a little bit of discharge inside the opening?

I had itching on my inner labia and it has brown and red spots with a little bit of discharge inside the opening?

Infection or irritat: These symptoms can be a sign of an infection or irritation. Make sure to avoid harsh soaps, harsh laundry detergents and douching. Wear cotton underwear. You may want to try over the counter monistat. If the above advise doesn't work, go see an obgyn to be checked for other kinds of infections ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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