Blood Blister on Vagina

Blisters and pimples on the genitals are common.

A blood blister is usually due to some infection, it may be herpes or any other STD. So, they require examination by a doctor.

Causes of Blisters Beside Herpes

In girls who are not sexually active, a clogged sebaceous gland (or a pimple) may get filled with blood to form a blister.

This may occur due to:

  • Friction, from clothes or movements
  • Improper clothing
  • Stress or poor nutrition
  • Poor hygiene

Management

  • Firstly, wear loose clothing down there. Let your under clothing be of cotton fabric.
  • Avoid friction over the blister as far as possible.
  • Keep the area clean and dry. Clean it twice a day with plain water, no soaps.
  • Blisters usually subside on their own with time. If they become painful, apply mupirocin ointment over them.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Blood Blister on Vaginal Lips

  1. worried out my mind

    Hello, I noticed that I have a hard bump on the inside lip of my vagina. It is not red it does not hurt or have a smell does not it itch. Some pus came out on its own. The bump is not opened. What could this be and how do I treat this.

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  2. Sarah

    I have a few red/ purple blister like lumps on the inside lip of my vagina can you help please?

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  3. Kate

    I noticed a red blood blister on the inside lip of my vagina and it was kind of itchy and a little bit painful. After two days I noticed the middle started getting white, and now the whole thing is white and it is not pus. Is it infected? And it hurts pretty bad now. Especially to pee.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Yes, this one appears infected. Try warm compress over it. This may help draining it. However, be gentle, do not force drainage.

      You may start using a topical antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin/ bacitracin etc. may be used.

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  4. Syd

    Blood blisters on the outside of vagina on lips and a couple on inner part of lips. One broke last night and think dark red blood came out. I do have hsv1 and 2. I also did have surgery 2 weeks ago and noticed a lot of burning and itching after 24 hours i went home. Is this normal?

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  5. sara

    I have a very small bump on labia after I wore tight clothing. Was not painful or itchy, maybe a little tender when you press down very hard. Not tender anymore. It was tender for barely a day. Today I popped it and blood came out. no pain. bump has decreased a lot. almost flat now. i dont know what it is.

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  6. Polly

    Hi have what looks like a blood blister on the inner lip for several years now. I’ve had it looked at and my doctor said it was a blood mole? Lately it has gotten a little bigger and it popped. Now it will not stop bleeding. I’ve been tested and I’m clean so I am very confused on what this is.

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  7. Sarah

    Hi, I’ve been having excessive discharge the past 7 months and it tends to be yellowish color when seen on the panty liner. I was wondering what would that be? Bacterial vaginosis?
    Also, i was going to have my “first time” with my boyfriend, but as he was trying to penetrate, there was a sharp pain down there. Could that be related to the discharge? Because I’ve been seeing redness inside the entrance of my vagina. Thank you

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s an infection in your vaginal tract. Needs to be checked up. Appropriate antibiotics are required.

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  8. Buhlebendalo

    Good day
    I am a 19 tears old girl .
    I have realised that my left vaginal lip is swallowen , painful and also my vagina is itchy and on that very same lip blood comes out when I go to the toilet to urinate or do number 2 I will find blood also in the toilet wen I wipe myself it shows that the blood comes from the lip I haven’t seen any cut in it but I suspect there is because you will even find that the blood has clots
    I am just worried wat could be the cause and wat is wrong

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are you sexually active? Let us know for diagnosis.

      Avoid washing the area with any soap or gel. Just clean it gently with water and start applying any emollient over it. This is to avoid dryness there.

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  9. Elizabeth Jones

    I get these blood blisters on and around vaginal lips if you lightly squeeze it dark red blood comes out. I am not sexually active what could it be?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Likely to be blood filled pimples/ clogged glands. Just keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose lowers to avoid friction over them.

          Over the painful ones, you may start applying an antibiotic ointment thrice a day, like mupirocin/ bacitracin.

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  10. nita

    Hello Doctor,

    I am a 22 yr old virgin girl. I have notice a bump on the side of the labia majora, it is almost near the panty line. I notice it 2 days back, it is quite painful. But today, I saw a tiny dot of blood from the bump. What should I do? Do i have to press it and try to drain it? or should i simply clean/wipe with some betadin srub. I am quite worried.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try warm compress over it twice dialy. This may soften the bump and help in drainage over a few days. You need to be gentle, do not force drainage.

      Also, you need to start applying an antibiotic cream over it thrice daily. Mupirocin/ bacitracin may be used.

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  11. Anonymous

    I have these vaginal bumps that start of small then grow in size with blood inside of it. It’s on my outer vaginal lips and it won’t go away.

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  12. Steph

    Hello,
    I’m sexually active and got tested before and after I had been with my new partner. We had a lot of sex over 4 days. 2 days after he left I noticed a really really small blood blister looking like bump on the inner lip of my vagina. No pain at all or any other syptoms. Im really worried what it could be.. it’s a red purple tent and not really even raised.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If it’s a single lesion, it’s unlikely to be an infection. May be a clogged gland. You may leave it such as. Likely to regress on its own.

      However, if it increases in size, becomes painful or multiplies in number, do let us know.

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  13. Jane

    I have a rather large dark red lump down below the sides directly on the entrance to my vagina. It is tender and somewhat sore. I have not been sexually active for 6 years.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Could be an infected gland, that has got swollen. Need to see a gyne at the earliest. May require antibiotic treatment.

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  14. A scared teen

    I have a lot of blood blisters on my vagina not inside my lips or anything but like around my area, and ima Virgin but I don’t know what to get or what to do

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    1. Lui

      On the outside of my Vagina on the skin I have blood blisters, that I thought were ingrown hairs but the keep going down then popping up and I’ve had this for two years. They come and go as they want also I’m not sexually active. I want to know what it is and how to get rid of them.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Unlikely to be ingrown hair, unless you shave over that area.

        Blood blisters commonly arise from friction over skin surfaces. Just wearing lose and airy bottoms may solve the problem.

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  15. Izzy

    I have one very small blood blister right outside my left vagina opening that looks like a mole but is raised. It does not hurt or anything, it’s just there. It appeared last week a day after I had quite a lot of sex with my boyfriend, and it has been there for about 10 days now. Should I be worried? I’m really worried that this would be an STD but from what I know if that was an STD it should have manifested already ?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Unlikely to be STD, since this one is solitary and gives no symptoms.

      May have occurred due to friction during sex. It’s likely to go away on its own.

      Just avoid friction over it. Wear lose cotton lowers to help it heal.

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  16. Shanu

    I had a blood filled blister on my minora , it got bigger and busrted out in 6-7 days , but after 3-4 days there is still some swelling and iching , i had taken antibiotics earlier for its cure. This bump appeared after 20 days when i got intimate and that was my first time.Shall i get myself checked for an STD?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Unlikely to be an STD. You may continue with the antibiotic course. This one is likely to be better with treatment.

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  17. Anonymous

    I am 21 year old ,
    I got intimate for the first time and after 20 days there was a red bump on m labia minora. It got bigger and got bursted in 6-7 days , it was blood filled and cause alot of pain and burning. I was taking antibiotics and painkillers for its cure. Its been 3-4 days but there is still swelling and a bit iching. Shall i get myself checked for an STD?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s likely to go always you complete your antibiotic course. Does it show a head? If yes, you may also try warm compress over it, twice daily. This may help it drain.

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  18. Anonymous

    There are a few tiny red bumps out side my vagina, they don’t hurt or anything but I’ve had them for a few years now and when I squeeze one only blood comes out..suggestions please

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  19. Anonymous

    My blood blister took 2 week to burst and then after another week it reappeared. I dont understand the reason , i am taking antibiotics and applying cream but there is pain. If its not STD related can these reappear?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Most of those which are infected tend to re appear. You need to keep applying an antibiotic cream over it. Also, keep the region clean.

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  20. Tatiana

    I am sexually active but am married and have been with same partner for 4 years. I have a blood blister inside my labia minora and it doesn’t hurt it felt a bit tender a couple days ago as if I had a cut. No itchiness, i do see some faint blood when I wipe but that’s about it. I’m really worried. How should I treat it?

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  21. No name.

    I was on an antibiotic. Which caused a lot of discharge after which appeared like a yeast infection. I get BV a lot. But it wasn’t like that. So I got Monistat 3. First day everything fine. Now I am on the second day and I have orange discharge and I’m bleeding, I shouldn’t start my period for 2 weeks. However I am cramping a little. What could this be?
    Thanks.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you have any itch/ rashes or redness down there?

      Orange discharge may be BV again. However, nothing can be said until confirmed by a culture.

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  22. Elizabeth

    Hi I’m 34 years old and been married for 8 years. I do have herpes but rarely have outbreaks. I just had twins 6 months ago and I noticed shortly after I had them I got a blood blister on my vagina. I thought it was odd but figured maybe I somehow pinched it or something and it went away after a couple of weeks. Then about a month after that I got another one which again I thought was weird but a couple of weeks later it went away. And last week I found 3 of them down there!!! Now I’m really really worried! I have only had sex once since my twins were born, my clothes are never tight so I don’t understand why this keeps happening. There is no burning, itching, pain or foul smell. Any idea what is happening?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you’ve recently got kids, it’s likely that your body is depleted of essential nutrients. As the immunity declines, there are chances for Herpes to recur.

      Eat healthy to boost up your immunity. If required, vitamin supplements may be taken.

      Exact diagnosis requires a physical check up.

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  23. G

    I have a single bump on my labia major. It is painful only if touched or rubbed. In this area there isn’t much hair and around it there is. I believe I irritated it while examining it and now it looks similar to a blood blister, itches slightly and almost feels like a small cut. Nothing comes out of it. I’ve been with the same partner for 4 years and I can’t imagine it being an STD but I’m not sure why it is painful and itches.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May have become infected, and hence the pain. You may start applying any antibiotic cream over it, thrice daily. Let us know if it improves.

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  24. Jada

    Recently I discovered some dark spots on my inner vaginal lips. It doesn’t pain or burn or anything once in a while it may itch but not an uncontrollable itch. Am I infected or something

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be pimples. Keep the area clean and well aerated to avoid them. Eating healthy in a long run would help their recurrence.

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  25. 18 year old

    have had little blood blister like spots inside labia for most of my life, darker skin under my clitoris different colour to other skin it’s sort d a browny splotchy colour when the rest of the skin is pink, there are lots of these little spot things but only blood is inside them and they are flat and don’t hurt, i do not have any sti’s and they are not caused by friction, can’t go to a doctor, any suggestions ?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      In your age, they’re more likely to be pimples/ clogged glands, that become blood filled.

      Keeping the area clean and well aerated would help. Also, you need to eat healthy and take plenty of water. Do you have pimples elsewhere over your body?

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  26. Allison

    I am sexually active with clean screenings and been with my husband for 2 years. 4 days ago I began feeling pain on my labia, i felt a palpable lump. I have been in antibiotics for tonsillitis so i believe I have a yeast infection as well, yesterday it swelled so large walking hurt. I applied pressure and burst it. It appeared a clump of hard puss and the rest was blood. I presses it until the size diminished. Should i be concerned about it being hsv I had that was doormant?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Unlikely to be HSV.

      Just keep the area down there clean. Avoid friction over the affected part. Likely to heal fast with time.

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  27. J

    I’m in my early 40’s been married for 11 years and no std’s. My husband and I haven’t been intimate lately. I had a hysterectomy a few years ago due to anemia and heavy vaginal bleeding. I went to the bathroom first thing this morning and was surprised by blood pooling in the toilet. After examining, I found a reddish/purple/brownish bump on my labia that was bleeding profusely. It isn’t raised and I haven’t had any itching or pain. I didn’t even know the bump was there. It took a lot to get the bleeding stopped. It’s bled a few more times throughout the day when I’ve messed with it. I had my husband look and he says it looks like a blood blister. Any idea what’s going on?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Could have been a ruptured veins there. You may get sagged veins down there. This is more common in people to stand for long hours or strain at stools or work.

          However, an exact diagnosis requires a physical exam. It’s advisable to get it checked up by a doctor.

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  28. Ciara

    I am not sexually active I haven’t shave for a month and it isnt a bump its more just a little blood under the skin between my vagina and leg.

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    1. Ciara

      I am not sexually active I haven’t shave for a month and it isnt a bump its more just a little blood under the skin between my vagina and leg and i just got done with my period im 17.

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  29. Ashley

    I have these hard bumps all over my labia. Nothing comes out if putting pressure on them most of the time. Every once In a while you will find one that will have a chunky white pus. There are always about 30 or more and they come and go in different spots. I have been checked for STD and am clean and this has been going on as long as i can remember…

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  30. Na

    I had one bump near my vaginal lips and clit a day after shaving it was whitish yellow and as soon as I touched i started to squeeze it popped and whitish yellow cane out there was also like a hard bit of white that came out towards the end it didn’t hurt at all. I didn’t even feel it. But I just was worried if it was from shaving or something else. I don’t see a hair to where It could of been an I grow hair. However after popping there is no pain or burning or anything but it left an open hole from popping it. Should I be worried?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Could have been a clogged gland over there that drained itself after shaving.

      Nothing to worry. Just keep the area clean and dry. Avoid friction over the lesion till it heals completely.

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  31. Tee

    I have a blood blister type lump on my labia minora. It it sore to touch and the area underneath it is swollen but not painful. It has gradually grown in size over the past few weeks. I am 29 years old and never been sexually active. Does this warrant a trip to the doctors or will it go away by itself?

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  32. ChamB

    I have many what looks like black raised blood blisters on my labia. I have previously had 1 or 2 and had a bleed from them at times. Then they don’t bother me anymore. So I was shocked to see so many yesterday. Some of them look like a bunch of cauliflowers. Obviously they have not been bothering me.
    I am 59yrs old and have not had intercourse for approximately 4 years.
    I only noticed the MANY blisters yesterday as I had pain in the area, felt like burning and hot (thought I would just check as I am allergic to Latex (anaphylaxis with ingestion) and had just worn a new swimsuit)
    The pain and burning is still present, but this feels like the same burning when I have touched latex. I have taken my meds for allergy and also been using cold compresses to relieve the current burning/paining situation.

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    1. ChamB

      Thank you for your response. All cleared up after allergy treatment. I have absolutely NO more of these visible, not even a trace of the blood blister.

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  33. New York girl

    39, no kids, married and cleanly tested a few years ago,
    Noticed some tiny black/brown spots on outer lip of vagina and few inside that seem a little darker- hubs says they have been there for ages and no changes but am losing my mind with worri. No bigger than a pin head and slightly raised. No pain or itching or anything. Help?’

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  34. Ad

    I am 19 years old. Recently I noticed a blood blister on the inner part of labia majora which was red(and seemed a little bit dark). It was a bit strong at first but then it popped and started bleeding to much (like leaking). I am not and I have never been sexually active. I am worried about that because it hasn’t happened before to me. What can I do? How can I treat that?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Is it single or in clusters? If single, there’s nothing to worry.

      Just keep maintaining good hygiene down there. It would go away on its own.

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