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My boyfriend and I had sex last week. I saw a deep bruise just below the opening of my vigina a few days later boils appeard on my vulva?

My boyfriend and I had sex last week. I saw a deep bruise just below the opening of my vigina a few days later boils appeard on my vulva?

STD/STI: Deep bruise suggests that perhaps you two were rather enthusiastic but my concern is really regarding the boils which suggests sexually transmitted disease/infections. Best to go see your Family Doc for evaluation & treatment as appropriate. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Peanut sized nonmoveable lump under skin on vulva. Sqeezed pimple like+pus blood came out day later still there +tender+bruised not visible with eye?

Peanut sized nonmoveable lump under skin on vulva. Sqeezed pimple like+pus blood came out day later still there +tender+bruised not visible with eye?

Cyst: Could be Skene's gland or Bartholin's gland cyst that is infected. Please do not squeeze it anymore. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. Dr R ...Read more

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I have a bruised feeling on the right side of my labia majora. It’s only on that side though.

I have a bruised feeling on the right side of my labia majora. It’s only on that side though.

See below : Not able to make a diagnosis given limited information and inability to examine. Potential causes of discomfort involving the vulva (labia majora and minora) include trauma; inflamed or infected hair follicle (folliculitis), cyst (sebaceous or Bartholin) or skin (variety of types of dermatitis); vaginitis; and chronic pain syndrome (vulvodynia). If persists or worsens, recommend see a gynecologist ...Read more

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Cluster of skin colored bumps on labia majora, I'm 18. Could this be bc of the pads I use that cause bruising? I had unprotected sex about a week ago.

Cluster of skin colored bumps on labia majora, I'm 18. Could this be bc of the pads I use that cause bruising? I had unprotected sex about a week ago.

Wouldn't assume so: If it was the pad the skin change should be in all areas the pad touched. There are a variety of viral or bacterial infections that trigger clusters of bumps, including STD's. ...Read more

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I started experiencing discomfort in my external vaginal area from the labia majora to the mons pubis. It feels bruised, tender to touch. Initially I thought it might be an ingrown hair but the area that is painful has increased. I am not pregnant?

I started experiencing discomfort in my external vaginal area from the labia majora to the mons pubis.  It feels bruised, tender to touch.  Initially I thought it might be an ingrown hair but the area that is painful has increased. I am not pregnant?

Need to examine: If you are sexually active, it could be sexually transmitted infection. The symptoms suggest herpes infection. It would be prudent to consult your gynecologist. You may visit this site for information on this topic:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/symptoms-causes/dxc-20318532 ...Read more

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Cunningless performed by friend with tongue ring last night. Now clitoris and surrounding vulva are red, swollen and tender. Link to tongue ring?

Cunningless performed by friend with tongue ring last night. Now clitoris and surrounding vulva are red, swollen and tender. Link to tongue ring?

Probable abrasion.: It's probably an abrasion and should get better if you leave it alone for a couple of day. Keep it clean and dry (pat it dry after shower or bath). If does not get better in a couple of days or if it gets worse, you need to get checked. ...Read more

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Hello, my fiance and I had sex 2 days ago and since then I have been having a greenish discharge and my vulva has been sore and tender. This is the second day and it is a little better but I still have some greenish/yellow discharge. Any idea what this c

Hello, my fiance and I had sex 2 days ago and since then I have been having a greenish discharge and my vulva has been sore and tender. This is the second day and it is a little better but I still have some greenish/yellow discharge. Any idea what this c

Check for STD: You need to be examined to rule out a sexually transmitted infection. The only way to know is to test a sample of the discharge. You should not have any intimate sexual activity until you are evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Inside vaginal lips are very swollen and tender, vulva is extremely itchy also, I have had this for a few days and no creams have worked?

Inside vaginal lips are very swollen and tender, vulva is extremely itchy also, I have had this for a few days and no creams have worked?

Allergy vs Infection: Your symptoms could be done to a vaginal infection, like Candida or an allergic/irritant reaction to something topical, like latex condoms, creams, gels or nonoxynl-9. See your clinician for an examination and possible tests to confirm your diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a raw spot just underneath my clitorial hood after oral sex. It's tender to touch. I have an itchy vulva. No discharge stinging or burning?

I have a raw spot just underneath my clitorial hood after oral sex. It's tender to touch. I have an itchy vulva. No discharge stinging or burning?

Need to see doc : A tender ulceration or bump on the genitals needs to be evaluated. This is a question that can not be answered without an exam. A tender bump or ulcer could be genital herpes or other infections. Please schedule a visit promptly. ...Read more

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I had a tender sore vulva after sex. The tenderness has gone away but it is still itchy. No rash, lesions. No burning or stinging. What is this?

I had a tender sore vulva after sex. The tenderness has gone away but it is still itchy. No rash, lesions. No burning or stinging. What is this?

Hard to say: Most likely the itching is normal as you heal from the trauma and will resolve. If you used a condom or lubricant, itching may also be an allergic reaction. See your doctor if the itching worsens or is accompanied by discharge. ...Read more

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Vaginal entrance is tender during period. Vulva is sore, and anus is periodically sore all during menstruation. Why is this?

Vaginal entrance is tender during period. Vulva is sore, and anus is periodically sore all during menstruation. Why is this?

Pain during period: One thing that comes to mind is endometriosis, which is when cells from the uterus grow in other areas of the body. The pain can happen wherever the cells grow, like the inside of the abdomen or colon, and it's usually worse around your period. First step in getting this evaluated is to see your family doctor or gynecologist. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I am experiencing a very warm a tender sensation on the rim of the out labia majora, what is causing this? And what can I put on it?

I am experiencing a very warm a tender sensation on the rim of the out labia majora, what is causing this? And what can I put on it?

Lots of causes : 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 describing yeast, herpes or many other causes. ...Read more

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I have a tender/painful lump on my right labia majora I noticed while showering that wasn't there previously?

I have a tender/painful lump on my right labia majora I noticed while showering that wasn't there previously?

Bartholin gland: It could be an inflammation of the Bartholin gland. If you are sexually active, then it is more likely. If the lesion does not subside in a day or so, it would be prudent to see your doctor. If you get fever, purulent discharge or bleeding from the lesion, you may wish to go to a hospital emergency room for treatment.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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Should you wash your vulva?

Should you wash your vulva?

The vulva area: Is the area outside of your vaginal, it should defintely be washed daily- that is considered good hygene. ...Read more

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What causes burning vulva?

What causes burning vulva?

Many things : Burning is a symptom of something — you should see your provider. ...Read more

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Can hidradenitis occur in the vulva too?

Can hidradenitis occur in the vulva too?

Yes: The groin is a common location for hidradenitis. Best of luck. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

Irritated vulva: The only way to tell for sure what is going on is to have the area examined by a gynecologist. But at age 49, one of the common reasons is dropping estrogen levels as menopause approaches. There may also be various skin conditions or infections as well. ...Read more

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What is cancer of the vulva?

What is cancer of the vulva?

Female genital CA: Vulvar cancer can involve any part of the outside female genitalia(excluding breast) up to the inside of the vagina. ...Read more

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Have extremely itchy vulva?

Have extremely itchy vulva?

Itchty vulva: Could be a yeast infection. I suggest that you see your gyn. ...Read more

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Is vaginal introitus near vulva?

Is vaginal introitus near vulva?

Yes: The opening of the vagina stops and the vulva begins. ...Read more

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Can ringworm spread to the vulva?

Yes.: Ringworm (which is actually a fungus infection, and has nothing to do with "worms") can certainly spread to the groin area. Many people call that form of ringworm "jock itch". ...Read more

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What causes ringworm on the vulva?

What causes ringworm on the vulva?

Really?: First you have to make the diagnosis. Koh exam involves gently scrapping the skin and examine the scales under the microscopic by a md. Ringworm is a fungus acquired by skin to skin contact, soil to skin, or animal to skin. Over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) cream may cure the problem. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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


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