Diagnosing Painless Erosion on Female Genitals
Q: Hi! I have a pimple like ulcer with pus on top. It is below the side of labia. No pain or discharge. Thank you.
– By Mel
A painless ulcer on or near the labia could be a sign of STD. However, there are other causes too.
Herpes is notorious to give painless ulcers in the genital area, in its primary (early) phase. This is a sexually transmitted disease. It is possible that your partner may also have such lesion.
The ulcers of herpes precede by a reddish pimple like lesion. This pimple may have a burning or tingling sensation in it. This gradually ulcerates.
One of the early symptoms of the disease is painless ulcers on the genital area, particularly around the labia. The lesion is called a chancre.
This is also an STD. One may have other symptoms too, like weakness, any gland enlargement in the groin.
This is basically a digestive disorder affecting the intestines. Ulcers in the genital area may be there. They usually precede the GI symptoms.
A simple vaginal acne may have got infected. In such situations, it usually opens through a mouth to ooze out pus. Topical antibiotics are required to cure it.
It could be an erosion caused by tampon use. This is pretty common. You may have had a vaginal pimple which got eroded by using a tampon. However, such a lesion is mildly painful.
You need to see a doctor to get the lesion diagnosed. It could be a STD, so diagnosing as early as possible would be better. Most of the sexually transmitted diseases are treatable, especially in their early stages.
The doctor will physically examine your lesion and look for any lymph node enlargement or any other symptom.
A biopsy or pus culture may be required to confirm the diagnosis.