How does a person get red bumps on their vaginal lips?

Vaginal sores. Several things may lead to vaginal lesions. At times an infected hair follicle may present like a little bump (folliculitis). However, other causes are a bit more worrisome. Herpes virus or genital warts (both stds) may also present as sores on the labia. It's always best to seek a doctor's opinion with a physical exam. At times, a culture or very small sample will need to be taken.

Related Questions

My doctor told me I have a very mild case of hsv2, but I can never tell if I am having an outbreak. Two red bumps appeared on my vaginal lips.

Herpes. I am not sure of the language you ascribe to your physician, but one either has herpes or one does not have herpes. There is no such thing as a 'mild' infection. New studies have now taught us that 90% of those with herpes type two never have outbreaks. But, contagiousness, a concept known as 'viral shedding' can occur whether one has sores or not. Read more...

Tiny red bumps on upper & lower lips did not appear until a day or two after I spent time with my boyfriend & No signs of them on Vaginal area.?

Lip rash. Lips have small glands in them just like other parts of the skin that keep the skin soft. It's possible that whatever activity you engaged in may have irritated the skin and caused these symptoms. Other things to consider are any new exposures that could have irritated your skin such as a new lipstick or even latex exposure. Safe sex is very important and good to talk to your partner about it. Read more...

Red inflamed patch near vagina, slightly raised bumps that look like hives, a little itchy. No bumps or blisters on vaginal lips or anus. What is it?

Unknown . Lumps, bumps, and blisters on the labia or the genitals need to be evaluated by physical exam to determine the cause and treatment. What you are describing is concerning for herpes or syphilis though. These two infections need to be ruled out by a doctor. Read more...

I am noticing little red bumps on the skin near my labia?

See your doctor. This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. Read more...

I have little bumps around my clitoris which itch. I have larger red bumps in my inner labia which itch too. Should I go see a doctor (i'm scared to!)?

Get an exam. . You need to be examined by a physician. It is understandable that you are nervous, but someone would need to evaluate your problem in person. Read more...
Yes you should. You may have some inflammation or irritation in the area that may be treated by applying a cream twice a day. It is certainly worth your time to go see a doctor. Read more...