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I've had white 'dots' on outer labia and between my vaginal lips for a few years. Have been STD tested with negative results. What is this?

Let a doc check. This are probably normal glands with deposits under the skin surface. Sometimes these may be a form of warts or deposits of lipids, that could indicate cholesterol problems. See your doctor for an exam. Read more...

I have a hard, painful pimple like blister on the outer vaginal lips. 2nd time this happened. First time seen by gyn and std neg. 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, folliculitis or other infections . Read more...

Pimples on mucous skin area of vaginal lips (inner) resembles acne. Have been tested for stds and negative for everything, had them for months?

Folliculitis. Sometimes shaving can lead to blockage of follicles around the labia and can lead to localized inflammation. It usually resolves with time. If it happens on a recurrent basis, avoid shaving. Rarely there are dermatologic conditions that can present as recurrent localized infections. . Read more...

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...

Dry skin on vaginal lips. It burns sometimes. Itchy clitorus and inside vagina opening. Recently tested for any std couple months ago. Negative.

May be yeast. The only way to know what this is is to be examined by your doctor. It may be a yeast infection. If an over the counter yeast medication solves the problem then most likely that's all it was. Other possibilities include lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus, allergic reactions and psoriasis. Schedule a visit. Read more...

Hi! I have 3 zits on my vaginal lips. Ti do not have an std or anything. They dont burn itch and hardly pain. Had the same in arm pits. Should I pop them? They are only slightly painful to the touch if pressed hard enough

Folliculitis. Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, sometimes associated with shaving and caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. Avoid squeezing as this can damage tissue and spread infection. Gentle cleansing with washcloth and soap is generally recommended, with doctor visit if not improving. . Read more...
Hidradenitis? If you have lesions in the genitals that are the same as the lesions in the armpits these these may not be zits. You have have something called hidrenitis superativa. This is a problem in the sweat glands and is common in these two locations. An Obgyn should be able to determine the cause of the lesions you have just my looking during an examination. Read more...

When I go for pap smears will an STD show up if they scrape my vaginal wall for testing? I've never been told I have an STD. Also. My vaginal lips burn like a rash would. Yeast infection?

Pap misses most STDs. The pap smear is designed to detect abnormal cells that can predict future cancer, and these changes are caused by HPV, an STD. But it does not detect any other STDs; specific STD tests (e.g. gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas) need to be requested by the doctor. And yes, vaginal and labial burning often is caused by yeast. (Which of course is not an STD.) Discuss with your doctor. Good luck! Read more...