Hard Pimple in Vaginal Area

Q: I’m 18 year old female and have pimples on my vagina that are achy. I have a hard one that worries me. It doesn’t have pus and is not painful. Is it a lump?
- By Tsholofelo

Reply:
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Pimples in this area are quite common. You just need to keep the are clean and dry. You may read here more about managing vaginal pimples.

Ingrown Pubic Hair

The hard one you’ve mentioned looks more like some ingrown pubic hair. Sometimes, a pubic hair may get coiled to enter back into the skin. This causes a hard pimple like lesion.

Some girls shave off hair from this area. The newer hair may some times have a tendency to grow in or harden up to form a hard lesion.

Cancers in this area are very rare. Just keep observing the pimple. Tumors usually grow with time.

The pimple needs to be observed closely. This region is extremely prone to infections. So, it’s very common for pimples to get infected.

Care for the Hard Pimple

The following precautions would help:

  • Never squeeze or scratch the lesion. This way you may infect it with your hands.
  • If you note any blood/pus draining from it, start applying a topical antibiotic cream immediately.
  • Keep the area dry and clean. Wear breathable cotton undergarments.
  • Warm compress would be helpful in your case. Try it twice a day. You may note the pimple getting softer. It may slowly go away on its own.

In case it increases in size or becomes painful, you may see a doctor and get it examined.

Take Care,

Buddy M.D.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Ingrown Pubic Hair Presenting as Hard Genital Bump

  1. Nam

    I have dark marks caused by ingrown hairs that are so hard to get rid of.
    It also feels like theres a hard-ish substance under it when I pinch at the dark spots.
    Same goes for another ingrown hair bump but isn’t dark but still has a hard substance under the skin when I pinch at it. HELP. These are all the the pubic area on top of vagina.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do not pinch the lesion. This may infect it and complicate the situation.

      Try warm compress over the dark spot. This will gradually (in 2 to 3 days) soften it and the ingrown hair would come out. Read more about it in the page above.

      Ingrown hairs usually occur due to improper shaving. Proper techniques of shaving the genital area would solve your problem.

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  2. kelly

    I have been shaving for 4 years now and I’ve been having these white pimple like bumps on top of my vagina. I can’t pop them but they seem to be just under my skin. They don’t hurt but they sometimes itch, I also have a longer on my right vaginal lip which looks like the scar version of it. It only hurts when I try to pop it, yet nothing comes out. Could the big one be a ingrown hair? How do I get rid of all of them?

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  3. brett

    Yes, I’m 20 y/o and I just found under almost all my pubic hair, a dark, hard, pus like substance that comes out like a pimple. It’s not a ingrown hair or if it is it’s not like I have had them. It’s not a bump but just a dark area beneath the skin. I’m kind of concerned but I’m pretty convinced it’s a diffrent kind of in grown hair. Anything else it could be?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is difficult to be sure about what it is, there is a limitation of examining you directly. From what you have said, this does sound like an ingrown hair.

      Gently try warm compress over it. Do this twice a day on a regular basis. As the skin overlying it softens, there are chances that the hair gradually comes out.

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  4. alex

    I have pimples on my vagina and I use to pop them. Now it has very dark spots on the side. I don’t want to tell my parents because one it’s embarrassing and I looked online so many times. So I need your help and I’m a virgin. So, I don’t know why I have this and it started like when I was 10 and now I’m 14 going to high school and I want this gone. So, I can swim in my bathing suit and not feel insecure about my body. So please let me know what’s happening and how I can stop it.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      These dark spots are likely to be scars produced due to popping of the pimples.

      Just let it be. They are likley to fade away gradually on their own with itme, as your pubic skin recycles.

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  5. Em

    I have this hard bump and it has no pubic hair growing on it and the skin’s peeling. I’m worried, I kinda had it for like 1 yr now, sometimes it’s there and sometimes it’s not and I’m a virgin.

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