Pimples on Vagina Among Teens

Teens is the age when you get a lot of pimples. As they occur elsewhere, they may occur in the genital region as well.

How Do You Get Pimples?

The genital area is supplied heavily with glands that secrete oily lubricating secretions to ease friction during sexual activities. These glands are overactive during teens and early adulthood. Clogging of the glands by excessive secretions or tissue debris leads to pimple formation.

The problem is further aggravated if there is a moisture because it accelerates pimple formation. It also makes the pimples prone to infection. There are many bacteria living in the region. They also tend to grow faster if the surrounding skin is moist.

Some people are more prone to having pimples than others. This largely depends on their skin type and the kind of diet they take. In general, the more oily, fatty or sugary you eat, the more likely it is that you get pimples.

Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of water. Such a diet is a good detoxifier and will help you get rid of acne.

Dealing With Pimples

Managing pimples include steps that hinder bumps formation.

Pimples are formed when some duct draining the glands of the genital region gets blocked. This may occur when the glands are very active- as in teenage or young adulthood. Besides moisture is trapped down there, especially when the area is not washed regularly.

Jump to 3 simple and quick methods to treat them yourself.

So, looking into factors that lead to pimple formation may suggest ways to avoid getting acne.

Preventive Steps

  • Wash the vaginal region regularly with plain water. This would wash off excessive secretions and clean up the tissue debris that might otherwise block the openings of oil glands.  No soaps or gels are required for cleaning. Clean your genital area with just plain water during bathing. However, you need to do this daily.
  • In fact, using any harsh washing agent may dry up the area and lead to increased shedding of dry skin cells. These cells may block the oil glands and lead to pimple formation. This seems to be counterintuitive but factually dry skin is more prone to pimple formation.  Also, soap may kill good bacteria living there, and hence make your vagina prone to fungus and yeast.
  • Avoid dampness in the groin area. Wear loose cotton undergarments as far as possible, especially at night times. This will soak moisture and hence discourage acne formation.
  • Avoid wearing tight pants and other sources of friction. Rubbing may inflame skin and mucosa.
  • Once you have pimples, avoid shaving the region, till the pimples get healed. This will prevent injury to the pimples.
  • Avoid eating too much of sugary, fried and fatty stuff. Such foods make grounds for getting more pimples.
  • Keep your system cleansed by eating plenty of seasonal fruits, salads and boiled vegetables in your diet. Such a food is natural cleanser. Also, you get all the essential vitamins and minerals required for good skin.
  • Limit your intake of caffeine, which is present in drinks like tea, coffee and certain soft drinks such as coke. This chemical dehydrates the skin, and dry skin gets more pimples.
  • Stay active. Include a set of regular workouts in your daily schedule. This makes your skin breathe and become healthy.
  • If you get a vaginal pimple, don’t pop or squeeze. That would cause infection, which may spread to give more of such lesions.
  • Manage an individual pimple by keeping it clean and dry. You may try warm compress over it to soften its outer covering.
  • If it gets red or painful, it might be infected. Local antibiotics are required in such cases.

Read more about vaginal pimples and their treatment.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Vaginal Pimples in Teenagers

      1. Oki

        Im 13, I have a bump at the too of my clitoris, its red ish and itches a lot. I have shaved a month ago but it wasnt inside the folds, i havent tried popping it as I am too scared to, please help!

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Can you start applying a thick layer of antibiotic ointment over it? Mupirocin may be used thrice daily.

          Also, try warm compress over the lesion. This may soften it and help penetration of the medicine inside it, and may help draining it too. Do not, however, force drainage.

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    1. Maria

      It’s nothing bad. Having pimples around your vaginal area is completely normal. Popping them is not good because it may turn into deep vagina infection. Thus some women do it, you should not. Vaginal area pimples must be soaked in warm water.

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      1. Lol

        Ever since I started shaving I have been getting red bumps where my hair grows, and they’re always itchy and they hurt sometimes. I have also gotten pimples on in the top of my vsgins too.

        I am 15 and a virgin.

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    2. annonymous

      I’m 17, and I am a virgin. I’ve been getting bumps on the top of my vagina and on the sides. They are kind if big and very painful. I tried popping it and pus and a little bit of blood came out, but it still looks like there is more pus in it. After a few weeks, it goes away but then another comes up somewhere else. I don’t know what to do to keep them from coming back I’ve been dealing with it since I first got my period at 11. Please help.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        These pimples sound infected. Don’t pop or squeeze it.

        You need to keep the area clean and dry. Wash the whole pubic area daily with water, no soap or gels to be used. Then apply mupirocin ointment (bactroban) over the pimples, twice a day, once in the morning and once at bedtime. Do this for a week.

        Read about managing the recurrence of pimples.

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        1. Cece

          I’m 13 and yesterday I noticed I have a pimple in the outside of my vagina where my hair is I don’t know what to do and I don’t get it why I have it I just finish my period and this is what happen I never had a pimple on my vagina what do I do?

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            It’s common to get pimples out there in your age group. You need to keep the area clean and dry. Avoid friction over it while walking. It’s likely to subside on its own.

            However, if it starts paining, you’ll need to put an antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin may be used thrice daily.

        2. ...

          Hi! I’m 16 and I have this lump under my skin on the labia,( not sure how to spell) and it’s kind of small but moves around. I’ve had one before but not in the same area and it slowly went away. I’m stressed as this time it seems to be a bit bigger and I have a smaller one near by. It’s been a few days and it’s still there and I don’t want to go to the doctors or tell anymore. I’m not sexually active.

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Very likely to be small pimples. You may leave them as such. Just keep the area clean and well aerated. Wear lose cotton under wears to avoid moisture getting trapped there. Avoid friction over those bumps.

            Eating healthy would also help. Avoid all junk food and fried fatty food stuffs.

            The bumps are likely to go away on their own with time.

    3. Hilu.

      Hi! I have got pimples inside my vagina. They are also itching. Have seen a gneocologist and he couldn’t detect tha problem. I have taken a lot of drugs and they are still there. I am uncomfortable when having my intercourse..help.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        May be some kind of allergy to douche, tampoon, or anything being applied there.

        Do you have any discharge?

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            This is likely to be an infection. It may be yeast. You may need anti fungal therapy for this.

            Need to see a gyne at the earliest for diagnosis.

          1. darren

            i had a spot under my penis where mu groin is so i popped it
            it started bleeding i dont shave my urethra should i be worried

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Likely to be a pimple. Nothing to worry.

            Avoid shaving there. You may start applying any antibiotic ointment over it thrice daily. Would heal soon.

            Avoid dryness there. Keep the region well moisturized by using any non perfume moisturizer over the skin after bathing.

    4. Kristin

      Hi i’m 15 and i have recurring pimple/cyst like things that keep coming back over time in the vulvar area as well as just where i shave. Also, i have got this brown with a white top, sorta pimple looking thing, but it won’t pop and there’s a lump under my skin. Im very scared because i’ve been researching and what i’m finding is not relieving but only making my stress worse. I
      feel uncomfortable too because I started squeezing the brown one possibly causing it to be irritated and hurt, before it didn’t and the pimple/cyst like thing popped with pus and blood coming out. This is driving me insane and I don’t want it to be anything bad and I don’t know how it works to tell my doctor, it’s awkward for me. Please help.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Are you sexually active?

        If not, these are likely to be pimples. You need to keep the area down there clean and dry. Wearing loose cotton undergarments would help keeping the area well ventilated.

        You may start applying a topical antibiotic cream (mupirocin/ eryacne etc.) over all pimples that are painful.

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    5. Dul

      Hello!
      I’m 16 years old and I have a bump kinda thing in my vag like in the outer lip and sort of in the inner lip as well. Not sure if it’s a wound or not, but I could see a little scratch there. It hurts so bad and is itchy. Also my period just finished. It has been there for like 3 days now. I thought it will go away but it didnt, in fact it has not changed at all. There are also these white things. Not vaginal discharge but i do often get those white things around that area. And I’ve never had sex.

      I’m so worried and scared. Pls HELP!

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        This one is likely to be an infected pimple. You need to start applying an antibiotic ointment over it. Mupirocin/ bacitracin may be used thrice daily for 3 to 5 days.

        Read above about general care required for a pimple.

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    6. Lola

      I have the same thing. I think. It is on the top crevese thing that borders where the pubes start to grow. It is hard and small like a pea is that what you have?

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      1. Cory

        I have a bump on the top of my vagina like the part where the pubic hair starts to grow and the vigina is and almost like a knuckles length away from the clitoris it is hard and small like a pea. I am 13. What is it? And how can I help it go away

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          1. Hannah

            Well it does feel a little bit hot but it’s not red or blood I have had it for about 3 days

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Likely to be tiny pimples, common in your age group. You may leave them as such. Just avoid friction over them and keep the area clean.

            Eat healthy, more of fruits and vegetables. Avoid junk food and fatty/ fried food stuff.

          3. Hannah

            It is not filled with blood and not painful either so do I just keep that area clean and it will go away

          4. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Likely to go away on its own.

            However, you may try warm compresses over it. This would soften the lesion and may help in its drainage over 2 or more days. Do not force it to drain.

    7. Hannah

      Hi I’m 14 years old and I have like these little white pimple things in the clitoris and urethal orifice area. I’m not sure what to do? Their not itchy or un comfortable but there is some pimple things up near the clitoris area. I’m scared I don’t want it to be bad. Please help

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    8. Kirsty

      I’m 15, so I haven’t had sex but on the outside of my vagina (more up towards the stomach but definitely on my vagina) is a small red lump which isn’t painful at all just has puss come out followed by blood. There’s only one of them but i’m worried as to what is could be. Please help!

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Likely to be a pimple. Since it has already drained itself, nothing needs to be done. Just keep the area clean.

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  1. Brittany

    I’m 15. On the inner lips of my vagina, near my pee hole on the right side, I have a pink bump.

    It’s white at the top and it burns if I touch or pee touches it.

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      1. Anonymous

        I am 13 years old and I have been getting these reddish lumps on my vagina just under the pee hole every time I have my period. I have been getting them for a while now and I don’t know what they are and I don’t want to tell anyone. Please help!

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          1. Anonymous

            I am 13 and I am a virgin. I have been getting reddish lumps for a while and I get them in different places on my vagina each time my period is about to come. I don’t use tampons. I squeezed the first one i got and pus came out with a bit of blood. I don’t know what it is and I don’t want to tell anyone. Please help!

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            These are very likely to be teenage pimples. During these years ,the glands down there are very active and excess of secretions coupled with moisture, as near menses, makes grounds for pimple formation.

            Read here about their management.

    1. andi

      I believe those are fordyce spots. If it is many many of them all in what looks like little white balls under the skin. They are normal, and happen to men and woman. They can be on the inner labia, penial shaft &skin over the testes as well as your mouths lips (usually show up more there if sunburnt) its just glands and nothing to be self conscious about.

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    2. Anonamas

      Hi, I am an 11-year-old who hasn’t had their period yet. I have white bumps on the very outside of my vagina. Help! I need to know what they are! Thank you!

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        They are likely to be pimples. Leave them as such. Keep the area clean by daily washing with ample water. No soaps or gels to be used there.

        Wear loose lowers to let the region down there stay dry and avoid friction over the pimples.

        Eating healthy would help. Plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables help in preventing pimples.

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      1. Anonymous

        A day ago, I noticed a bump near my vagina that hurts to touch and causes discomfort when I walk or move around a lot. It doesn’t hurt to pee but I feel like it’s getting bigger and I looked at it with a mirror and it almost looks like black or purple dots are on the bumps what do I do? What is it?

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  2. anonymous

    I’m 14. I have pimple like bumps on the top of the vagina and outer lips, and small red bumps. It’s been itching for a couple of days now. I have a rash on my inner thigh. The skin is flaking on the lips. I’m a virgin. What do I do? HELP!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be some kind of allergy. Have you tried any new product recently in the region?

      Or it may be some fungal infection. The groin region has a tendency to stay moist, especially when we wear tight clothes. This leads to accumulation of moisture there which aids in the growth of fungus.

      Observe some general care of the region. Wear only loose cotton undergarments as far of possible to let the region breathe and stay clean and dry.

      Read more on caring for the pimples. They should start fading off within a week. If not, it would be better to visit your doctor. You may require anti fungal treatment.

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  3. Anonymous

    I’m 16 years old and I have this bump outside of my vagina. It hurts from time to Time, it’s not white it looks bruised from how many times I’ve tried popping it. I am a virgin and I really don’t know what this is!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is not ethical to lose your virginity before marriage!

      There are several reasons for it. Firstly, this would protect you from unwanted diseases, which are commonly transmitted during teenage sex. Secondly, you get a chance to be more mature till you build a happy and stable relationship with someone for life.

      Sex should ideally be a sequel of a stable loving relationship. There are always chances of getting pregnant after sex. Abortions may sound simple, but are painful, both emotionally and physically.

      You can prevent yourself from emotional breakdowns and focus on studies right now. If for conscious is stopping you, listen to your conscious.

      All the best for a healthy life.

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  4. kelly

    I’m 14 and I found a pimple /zit whatever you want to call it on the inside of my left vaginal flab. I only noticed a while ago so I popped it. Green stuff came out along with some blood but it still seems full. I tried popping it again but nothing came out so it’s just a small red lump. It stings as well and I don’t want to tell anyone or go to the doctor! Help please.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Clean the area properly but gently with lukewarm water twice daily. After each wash, apply a topical antibiotic, like mupirocin, over the zit. It would get alright within a week’s time.

      Read more on caring for vaginal pimples.

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  5. Azalea

    I’m 13, while I was in the shower, I noticed a large pimple like bump. I know I shouldn’t pop, but I did anyways! (Sorry) But. It was odd, I popped it, and pus and little blood. But inside it seems of the pimple was a pubic hair? Was it a hair gland problem?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Such a bump is likely to be an ingrown hair or a pimple. No, it is not a gland problem.

      All you need to do now is to keep the area clean and dry.

      If you feel any pain or see any pus in it, start applying a topical antibiotic like mupirocin over it, twice a day for 4 to 5 days.

      Read more on ingrown hair presenting as a bump.

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      1. darren

        hi i am 22 i shaved my groin i noticed a little spot under my testicles where my urethra was so i poped it it had blood in it
        should i shave my urethra should i go 2 doctors i have dry skin is it normal

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  6. Eleanor pierce

    I recently found out I have a bump in my outer vagina. I’m scared of what it can be. I’m only 14 so I haven’t had intercourse. Can you tell me what it is?

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  7. nana

    I have a pimple inside my vagina. It does not itch but I’m scared of it and I am sexually active. So what could be the cause and if it is an infection how can I cure it? PLEASE HELP!!!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you are sexually active, it is suggested that you get screened for STD’s. Even if the pimple does not itch, screening needs to be done.

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  8. amy

    Am 16 and I found a pimple on the inside of my private area. By inside, I am talking about on the side of my entrance where I think my hymen is. I am worried about it because it hurts only when I touch it. And it’s not something that can be pop.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Don’t try popping or squeezing it. This will only traumatize and infect the pimple.

      Try warm compress over it twice a day to soften it. Do this for 3 to 4 days. As it softens, it may gradually drain by itself.

      Read more about home care of genital pimples.

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  9. Melissa

    I’m 18 and I’m not a virgin but I have not been sexually active for two years and I have done all my exams for stds. I came out clean and everything but today I found a red looking pimple in my private area, I’ve never had one before, I’m so confused, can it be hpv or stds? Or is it just a pimple?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Genital warts, bumps or other lesions due to STDs usually do not have very distinct margins. Also, other symptoms like burning, itching, fever or pain may be perceived. Such lesions grow with time and may also spread.

      Read more on distinguishing between STD lesion and a normal genital pimple.

      Since you have not been sexually active for last 2 years, this red looking bump is more likely to be a pimple. Just keep the area clean and dry. It would wade away in a week’s time.

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  10. Anonymous

    I have 2 pimples/bumps on the outside top of my vagina, still a virgin but a few nights back I tried masturbating/fingering myself felt funny/ horny and went for it. Should I be concerned? Can’t go to the doctor or tell my mother about this.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since you are not sexually active, it is unlikely to be any STD.

      The bumps may be normal pimples or may be caused to due to friction while masturbating. Did you use any lubricant for the procedure?

      There is nothing to worry. Take care of it like a simple vaginal pimple.

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  11. ClarissaN.

    I finished my period two weeks ago and a few days after that I got a bump on the surface of my vagina. Most of the time it hurts to the touch or when I’m wearing tight clothing, and it doesn’t really itch. But eventually it pops for itself and heals within two days. I’ve always been getting this even before I started having sex because I shave a lot down there, but I haven’t had sex since August 2012 and now I’m just really curious to know what it is. I also used to get it on my inner thigh and sometimes on my butt but I thought it was because I’m a little heavy set and my thighs rub together. Is this because I shave? Another thing I’m curious about are blackheads that I get on my inner thighs and I also got one under my left breast. I heard that it was something called Hidradenitis Supprativa but I haven’t been to a doctor to be sure about it. Sorry for the multiple questions, I really appreciate the help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Though you have not mentioned your age, looks like you are a young women.

      It is common to get acne and blackheads in your age group. These can be linked to your diet. To avoid them again and again you need to eat healthy and stay physically active.

      Drink plenty of water and consume fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid fried fatty stuff. Prefer wearing loose cotton based clothing to avoid moisture getting trapped anywhere over the body. Trapped moisture, sebum and tissue debris over the body are the cause of pimples and black heads.

      Wash yourself regularly with a mild soap. Read more about dealing with pimples here.

      Improper shaving techniques may lead to bumps over the area. Read about proper shaving techniques here.

      Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a condition common in teenage, when the body is actively producing a lot of sweat and sebum. This condition is characterized by infection or inflammation of the sweat glands of groin or armpits. You don’t seem to have it. You may read more about Hidradenitis suppurativa here.

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  12. anonymous

    I have a question. I was a virgin and my boyfriend was a virgin. We had 3 years together and we both are sexually active since we turned our first year but we have never been with no one else. He is scared and so am I because I have been getting pimples on the outside lip around my vagina but not inside the lips on the outside and I don’t know if it’s bad, please help me.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If you both have been true to each other, it’s unlikely to be any STD.

      Pimples are common in teenage. Just take care of them like pimples on any other part of the body. They should get alright within a week. Read about self care of vaginal pimples.

      If you notice them clustering and increasing in number, ulcerating, or if you develop any constitutional symptom like fever, visit your doctor at the earliest.

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      1. .....

        i have a small white pimple like pin dot in urethral opening i feel pain when i touch am 18 years old girl i maturbate once a week or 2 plz tell me

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  13. Bella

    I have this huge bump on the outside of my vagina and it hurts. When I walk or touch and I’m not sexually active, still a virgin? What’s the problem, I’m scared.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Sounds like your pimple is infected. Do warm compress over it twice a day to soften the pimple and gradually drain it over three to four days. This will ease the tension inside the pimple and reduce pain.

      Also, apply a topical antibiotic like mupirocin over it for 4 to 5 days. Read more on infected acne on vaginal area.

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  14. scared female

    What do I do? I have a cluster of pimples on my thighs, 3 on my lower left of my vagina and sometimes they itch. What do I do?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Pimples in clusters may be an infection. It would be better to get yourself checked up. Rule out the possibility of any STD.

      Reply
  15. lucy

    I am 15 and have only had sex with my boyfriend. We have been together for 6 months but a couple of days ago about 8-9 little bumps appeared inside my vagina lips and on the outside. They hurt to touch and it stings when peeing. My boyfriend and myself got tested for stds a month ago and both was negative. Someone please tell me what it could be.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any fever or pus in the pimples?

      If not, it may not be an infection. Pimples are common in your age group and may appear in the vaginal region too, just as they occur elsewhere.

      Read about taking care of these pimples.

      If you find them increasing in number, ulcerating or developing any pus, see your doctor for examination.

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  16. Christina

    Help! I’m 16 years old, and I am not sexually active. I had a pimple on my outer labia, which I squeezed (I now know I shouldn’t have). It went away but then I noticed a blood blister in the same place. I popped that too and lots of blood came out, and after a few days it went. Then a few weeks later it came back and I did the same thing. Now I’ve got a blood blister again. What should I do??

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  17. Jen

    I’m 15 and near my pee hole I have a white bump type thing and it’s stings to pee and just feels weird, I’m not sexually active and have no idea what to do.

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  18. Amy

    My name is Amy and I have this problem. I have this thing in my private area, it is this bump that hurts. At first, it didn’t hurt or was big then it got bigger it seems to have a kind of water inside. It is kinda like when you get burns and it makes this bubble with water inside that is what it looks like. I have never had sex. Am worried so much, can u please help me !!!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Sounds like a blister in the region. Such a lesion may occur due to friction from clothes (like when you wear tight jeans), or it may be some infection.

      It would be better to see doctor for examination.

      Reply
  19. ellie

    Hi, I am 15 and I have had a bump on the lip of my vagina once before about a week before my period and it has come back again. I’m due to start again in a couple of days. I am a virgin so I know it’s not anything sex related but I’m worried because it’s got worse and hurts when I walk. I have been wearing loose cotton underwear and applying a hot compress but it’s got bigger. What should I do??

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Continue doing warm compress twice daily, once in the morning and once before bedtime. This will soften the skin over the bump and help in draining it.

      Your bump is likely to have pus in it. Accumulated pus is giving it that tension, which is causing pain.

      Pus needs to be drained to relieve pain. This is usually possible by daily warm compress. Be gentle while doing the warm compress technique. Do not force drainage. Let the drainage be slow, over 3 to 4 days.

      Also, apply mupirocin, bactroban, ointment over the bump twice daily, after each warm compress.

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  20. irene

    Ok, well I have little white bumps on my thighs and some right by my vagina. It’s not a lot but I’m concerned if it’s like a disease or something. I was thinking its from wearing pants or leggings but you never know. This is bugging me, ugh.

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  21. irene

    I have ingrown hairs on my legs and there’s more then one..is this normal or what is it, they’re making me like trip in a way.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      For ingrown hair, try warm compress over the lesion. Do this on an daily basis twice a day.

      The ingrown hair will come out by itself on its own.

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  22. larisa G

    I have an extremely painful lump kind of thing on the inner lip of my vagina, just where the outside ends and inner part begins. It has a reddish-purple head to it, and hurts BAD. I’ve had it about 2 weeks. Help please, I’m worried!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are you sexually active? If yes, it would be necessary to rule out the presence of STD’s.

      Does the bump has pus in it? If yes, it is essential to drain out the collected pus. For that, try warm compress over the area on a repeated basis, may be thrice a day. This will soften the overlying skin and help in draining the pus. Also, apply some antibiotic cream, like mupirocin, over it.

      If there is no pus in the bump, you may apply some OTC topical anti-inflammatory cream (like betnovate) over the lesion. This ointment may be applied twice daily for three days. Over use of the medicine may produce side effects. Therefore, it is advisable to use it for 3 to 5 days only.

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  23. Kailyn

    I was just examining my vagina today and I saw little black bumps on the side of my vagina, not inside but outside. It’s not a lot and is not painful at all. Didn’t even know it was there. I’m a Virgin and am very worried.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      These are very likely to be ingrown hair. They occur more after you shave the region.

      You may try warm compresses over those bumps to soften them. As it softens, the black stuff inside them may come out.

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  24. Elizabeth

    I’m 18 and a virgin but I have pimples around my vagina. Hair does no longer grow where the pimple have appeared, what should I do? I’m afraid to tell people.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is common to get pimples down there, just as you get them elsewhere in the body. To prevent them, keep the groin region clean and dry.

      Wash it daily with water, while you bathe. Do not use any soap or gel there. Wear loose cotton underwear to let the area breathe and be well ventilated. If you let moisture get accumulated there, it may give you pimples.

      Very tight lowers can give more of pimples. Let your lowers be loose, most of the time.

      Eat healthy, more of fruits and vegetables and less of fatty food stuff. Avoid junk food. Drink lots of water.

      Tea and coffee are dehydrating. Limit their use. Read more on the topic above.

      Reply
  25. Jumana

    Hi, I’m 20 year old female. I have a small GREEN pimple on my pubic area. It doesn’t hurt and it didn’t bleed. I didn’t go to the doctor to get a check up. Also I’m not married and I’m a virgin cause I’m a Muslim. The only thing I did is I clean it and also dry it and I put on it antibiotic cream. Please help! By the way, I recently shaved my vaginal area, like 2 days ago.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Keep applying a topical antibiotic cream over the pimple, twice daily for at least a week. You may use the cream you have or buy mupirocin (bactroban) for the purpose.

      Also, try warm compress over it, before bedtime. This would soften its covering and may help draining pus out of it, if any. Be gentle while doing the procedure.

      Reply
  26. Maddy

    Is it also normal to having acne on boys sexual part (penis)?
    Cause I have pimples on my penis (pink mucosa). Is it normal?

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  27. Scooby

    Hello, my name is Caroline. I’m 20 years old and I have bumps on my vagina and I hate the way it looks. I have an rash between my legs, like I can see inside of my skin it’s pink and I would like to know if it have a cream I can use for this please.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to keep the area clean and dry to prevent the appearance of rashes there. The cause of rash may be sweat, friction while walking or very tight clothing.

      Take a bath daily to wash off all sweat and other secretions sticking to the inner thigh region. Wear loose cotton underwear and garments as far as possible.

      Read above in detail about managing pimples in the groin region.

      Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do they itch or pain? Is there any pus inside them? If yes, they are likely to be infected. and you need antibiotic treatment for it. Read above.

      Getting pimples on a recurrent basis may be related to your personal hygiene or food habits. Read above about steps to avoid them.

      Reply
  28. Mpho

    I’m 19 years and experiencing pimples in side the vagina and it’s painful when I must urine. It happens every month, how can I stop them to be there?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      To stop them, you need to be careful about your personal hygiene. Wash the area daily with plain water only, no soaps or gels.

      Let the groin region be free from moisture and friction throughout the day. For that, wear cotton underwear.

      Read more about the topic above.

      For now, start applying mupirocin ointment over pimples which are painful. Do this twice a day, for a week.

      Reply
  29. Mabatho

    I have pimples inside my vagina and they are painful. What should I do to get rid of them? Please help. I am scared to tell my parents.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since the pimples are painful, start applying mupirocin ointment over them twice daily for a week.

      To prevent the occurrence of such pimples, you need to take precautions. Read above about the steps to be taken.

      Reply
  30. Helen

    I am 17 and I am a virgin. I have a pimple on my vagina and I popped it and blood came out but it didn’t hurt or itch. I am scared because I don’t know what it is.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s likely to be a pimple. Keep it clean and dry. Avoid any friction over it, while walking and other activities.

      Start applying mupirocin ointment over the pimple, twice daily for a week.

      Reply
  31. Kimberly

    Hey, I’m a 15 year old and I lost my virginity last summer. (I regret it) anyway, my partner was a 17 year old boy and he has told me that he has had sex with other girls. It’s been at least five or six months and today I noticed a bump on the front of my vagina. I showed my mom but she just said it was a genital pimple. Me being worried and concerned looked up genital bumps and I’m not sure if it is an std or just a regular pimple. I really am worried. I don’t want an std. (We didn’t use a condom), so I just need to know. The bump looks like a pinkish circle the size of a dime. It doesn’t itch but it doesn’t have pus like a pimple would. I have no clue what it is. Help. Please answer asap. Thank you.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is very likely to be a simple pimple. Read above about ways to manage it.

      However, if the pimple increases in number (that is, multiply) or becomes itchy, you may need to rule out the presence of STDs.

      Reply
  32. Tee

    So I’m 17 and I get regular bumps on my vagina where the pubic hair grows and I use to pop them when I was younger. Now I have acne scars and still get bumps. How do I get rid of the scars / dark marks and the bumps.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The scars would fade away slowly with time, as the skin cells turnover. No medications are available.

      As for the pimples, it’s related to your hygiene and dietary habits. Read above in detail about pimple care.

      Reply
  33. Jojo

    Please help. For about a year now, I have this yellowish discharge coming out of my vagina. it has a bad odor and I’m concerned. I’ve ruined many of my favorite underwear and constantly buying underwear. I’ve been too scared to go to the doctor. Please help.

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  34. Ashley

    I have some kind of lump on my right side of my vagina, but I’m not sexually active, so I don’t know what it could be.

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  35. Shanty Brewah

    I found a tiny red, itchy and painful bump on the inner flap of my vagina. I found it about two days ago. First, it started with pain on my right hip and side, then I had a massive headache and my head kept spinning and I started to see things. Then I started to have a terrible sore throat and I kept on coughing badly. Some days later, my eyes were painful and irritating. On Friday, my sister and I went to my dad’s house to watch some movies but when I came back, all of a sudden, I started to feel pain in my vaginal area, it felt like something on the right of my vagina was blocking the left, something big. However, when I checked, it was just a tiny red bump. It’s really painful because at first, it felt like something was going up my vaginal hole but now it’s very itchy and painful that it has now gotten to the extend that I cant even sleep at night because of the pain and irritation and it is very painful to pee. Now when I wipe, I see little dots of blood. Doctor, I’m only 13, I’ve never had sex before, so what could this be?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s a pimple. Don’t worry.

      Wear loose cotton underwear only. This is essential to keep the area well ventilated. Accumulation of moisture there may lead to pimples.

      Wash the area every day while bathing, with plain water only.

      For now, you need to start applying a topical antibiotic, like mupirocin, over it. Apply it twice daily for a week.

      Reply
  36. vizzi

    Hello! I am 20 and I am virgin. I got something that looks like acne or pimple right below vagina. This is first time I have got this and it’s being two days for on and I got tensed and popped it. Some softy material came out and still some left there and I put some antibiotic cream on it. Actually it’s not even came out properly it’s like pimple is inside.
    Now I am more tensed I get more infected or what. Is it dangerous and should I go for check up. What should I do, please help me.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is likely to be an infected pimple. You need to start applying a topical antibiotic over it twice daily for a week.

      You may use mupirocin (bactroban) ointment.

      Reply
  37. Mei

    Help!! I am only 12 years old and I have found these bumps around my vagina, and on my butt. It hurts when I try to touch them and I don’t know what to do. Since I’m only 12 I never had sexual intercourse or so. Please help and how can I treat this at home??

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any itching?

      Start applying a topical antibiotic cream, like mupirocin (bactroban) over all those bumps. Apply it thrice daily for a week.

      Reply
  38. someone

    I’m 14 and one of my lips is longer then the other and is black. I don’t know what it is but I’m very embarrassed about it. I wanna know if I have some type of problem or is it normal for a teenager to have this. I showed my mother but she hasn’t taken me to the doctors for it yet can someone please help me find out what I have please! Really want to know?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you have any pain, itching or any other symptom over it.

      If not, this is likely to be an anatomical variation. Nothing to worry.

      However, exact diagnosis would require a physical exam. You need to see a doctor.

      Reply
  39. Jen

    I’m only 12 and I have a weird bump or pimple or something on my vagina and I think it’s a pimple. Also, I’ve never had sex so I’m thinking it’s a pimple. How do I get rid of it?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      As you approach teenage, you become prone to getting pimples. This bump is very likely to be a pimple.

      Read above in detail about taking care of the bump.

      Reply
  40. Anonymous E.

    I am a 11 year old girl and I just noticed a pink head bump/pimple on the outer left side of my vaginal area and I am a virgin. I didnt know I wasnt supposed to pop or squeeze it so I did and some white pus like substance with a little blood came out. I felt like there was still some pus left so I popped it like 2-3 times and after I felt some discomfort, I checked again and there was some blood coming out continuously then a bit of water but it eventually stoppped an hour ago. I felt pain while sitting thirty mins ago bit now its manageable. I do clean my private parts everyday amd I do not have a boyfriend and I never slept with anyone so I do not think its STD’s or STI’s. I haven’t told my parents yet and I am really scared. Is it a serious matter, could I be infected with something, is it something that could affect my chances of reproduction, what could it be?! Please Help Me?! Please answer ASAP!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be an infected pimple. Nothing to worry.

      Just keep the area clean down there. Wash it with ample water. Avoid using any soap or gel there. These products tend to make the area dry, and prone to infections.

      You need to start applying a topical antibiotic ointment over the popped pimple. You may use mupirocin/ bactroban thrice daily for 3 to 5 days.

      Reply
  41. Anonymous E.

    And I have been experiencing some pimples on my forehead and on my cheeks but I have been taking Predison as the treatment

    Reply
  42. Anonymous E

    Hi,
    I have quite a big pimple/acne near the inner lip of my vagina and it looks like there is pus in it and it is painful. I am still a virgin. Is there anything I can do to reduce the pain and size? I wanna treat it myself first unless it doesn’t go away I will visit the doctor.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try warm compress over it. This may help drainage. However, do not force drainage at any stage.

      You need to apply antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used thrice daily. If it doesn’t improve in 2 to 3 days, oral antibiotics may be required.

      Reply
  43. Sherry

    Hi I’m 15. Ever since I started puberty (12 years old) – period etc. I started to get acne around my private area, both on butt and genital area as well as around where my underwear is. (Bikini line etc). I get painful red bumps as well as white heads and a lot of black heads and also under the skin pimples. I’m very concerned and it is very embarrassing….. ugly. What do I do?

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  44. Rose

    I am 16 and I’m still a virgin my boyfriend had started to finger me. My period finished about 1 day before I had camp I just got back and I had a warm shower and I noticed that I have a small red bump looks like a pimple on the outside of my left vagina. I haven’t shaved before I have trimmed but never down where my lips are. Please help what could it be? Could it be a ingrown even though I have never shaved or something else? Please help.

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      1. Rose

        I only have 1 on the left lip of my vagina it doesn’t itch or burn but it’s abit un comfortable and hurts a lil bit when I touch or is rubbing against undies

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Appears to be an infected pimples. You may try warm compress over it, twice a day. dab dry, and apply any antibiotic ointment over it.

          Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used thrice daily.

          Reply
  45. Lucy

    dot on top of it, it doesn’t itch and painful when touched. I am still a virgin and I got it after my period. What do I do? Please help!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a pimple. Start applying an antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin/ bactracin may be used twice daily.

      Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you get pimples else where over your body, may be your face, back, neck?

      It’s common to get pimples in this age group. All you need to do is to have lots of water and a healthy diet. Eat more of fruits and vegetables, less to junk food.

      Wear loose cotton underwears to let the area down there be well aerated. Keep it well washed and dry. Avoid using soaps there. Clean it with plain water only. Read here about taking care of your private parts- http://buddymd.com/how-to-clean-vagina

      Reply
  46. Eden

    I have this bump or pimple on like on one of the sides of my vagina near the front. It won’t pop but it’s been there for a long time.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This looks like a pimple. You may leave it undisturbed. It’s likely to regress on its own with time.

      If you want to remove it, try warm compress over it twice daily. This would soften it gradually and eventually help in drainage. Pasty sebum may come out of it.

      However, avoid popping it or forcing drainage at home.

      Reply
  47. jenifer

    i have a small tiny white pimple on urethral opwning am 18 years old girl am a virgin but 8 months before my fiance penis touch my vagina but not intercorse and he is not infected person and i masturbate once a week aur twice but not enter fingure in vagina and am and not other boy whts wrong with me plz tell me am so worried

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be an infected pimple. You may leave it as such. It’s likely to pop on its own.

      If it’s painful and looks unlikely to pop, you may start using an antibiotic ointment over it.

      Reply
  48. Anyonymous.

    Hello! I ended my period about three weeks ago and noticed I had a small zit on my vagina once I ended. I am 13 years old and I am a virgin. I thought nothing of the zit and decided to leave it alone since I wasn’t in pain or anything. But then, I noticed the zit turned into a large, yellow pimple in the past two weeks. I decided to try and drain it with a clean rag and warm water. The first time today, I did it and noticed it popped. Should I continue doing this or should I leave it alone the way it is? Please help! Thank you.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may continue draining it gently and cleanly by using warm water and towel. Also, any topical antibiotic ointment (mupirocin/ bacitracin) may be applied over it.

      Avoid friction over the lesion while walking. Wear loose cotton undergarments.

      Reply
  49. jasmin

    when i open my clitoris and touched clitoris hood it feel little pain about 6 7 days before i had a smal white pimple on clitoris hood but it goes itsself without any treatment can pimple cause little pain in clitoris am a virgin girl 19 years old plz tell me am so worried

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It could be a pimple. Or else, it could be tightness or firmness of the clitoris that’s giving you the pain.

      This organ is very vascular and sensitive. It is common in your age group for it to become highly sensitized at times, and give a sort of severe ache or pain.

      Just relax. You may gently rub a lubricant, like bland olive oil, over it.

      Reply
  50. jasmin

    Plz tell me causes of swollen clitoris with little bit pain when touched clitoris in 18 years virgin and I’ve been too scared to go to the doctor.Plz help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Commonest cause in your age group is congestion, that occurs due to hyper stimulation. If you masturbate, be gentle and use a lubricant. Reduce the frequency of such activities and distract yourself from all sex provoking stuff.

      Other causes include allergy to be garment, beauty product or cream used there. If you’ve used any new stuff recently, refraining from it may help.

      Reply
  51. suzane

    i have small watry pimple on index fingre can i touch my vagina with this fingre or it can cause infection in vagina if i touch with index fingrr?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      If the skin over the pimple is intact, it won’t infect the vaginal area; however, if the break there is breached, infection may potentially spread.

      Reply
  52. Alexandria

    Im a 16 year old African American teenager & I have very very bad vaginal acne 🙁 . I started shaving at 12 , and ever since then my lady garden hasn’t been settle.. every few weeks (that i would shave) I would get reoccurring pimples or cysts even ingrown hairs there. Razor bumps are too common as well. Even a little below my belly button because I grew hair there too(I don’t know how). I change my razor like every few months & shave with shaving products but shaving doesnt help AT ALL. I get ingrowns and pimples and once I pop them or irritate them the pimples go away I get scars. The scars are so far out that if i was to wear a bikini I would be EMBARRASSED. I don’t know what to do and I’m gery insecure about it.. Very. My area has discoloration due to shaving and many many razor scars and old spots that won’t go away! I don’t feel comfortable talking to my mom about it because she doesn’t take me serious and if i bring it up too often she’ll think I’m having sex (which I am not,I’m a virgin).

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    1. Alexandria

      I also have this really really bad cyst that i would’ve thought went away by now but it just doesn’t go away. Its on the outside of my labia majora. It gets so itchy & it ends up burning . Its been there since the summer and we’re going on the last week of December. I don’t talk to my mom about it much & I most certainly don’t talk to anyone else about it,im too embarrassed ?

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  53. Jay

    Im 19 and im a virgin ( im a lesbian so i never had intercourses) i shaved the other night and felt a bump on the labia majora i think its called and it hurts to the touch and its like small but i feel puss under it and i feel uncomfortable telling my mom and going to a obgyn please help

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying an antibiotic ointment over it at the earliest. Mupirocin may be used thrice a day.

      Reply
  54. unknown

    am 19 and i hd a tiny dot size pimple on clitoris but it goes after 7 or 8 days but it comes again on clitoris it hurts lil bit and i have small white pimple in left side labia minora without itching or hurting and am a virgin tell i dont know about it can it cause because of infection??? or its nornal having pimple in inner labia minora or labia minora???

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  55. No name

    Hi I’m 14 and I had this cystic like pimple on the outside of one of the lips.
    A couple weeks ago I thought it was just an ingrown hair bc it was red and cyst kinda like
    Tonight it was at least twice the size and red kinda but also yellow and a little bit white
    It wasn’t hurting I was just going to shave and I noticed it.
    I popped it and that hurt a little but not a ton the elevation went down but it still looks kinda cyst like
    Is this an in grown hair is this normal
    To add as a fact I’m still a virgin but maybe a month ago I gave a blow job but didn’t receive one does that correlate to that?!
    Please please help

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  56. Senorita

    I used small amount of mastard oil on vagina for the first time it is safe use mastard oil on vagina????tell me plZz

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      1. Senorita

        Ok thanks but i used it first time 2 3 day before can it cause any infection with mastard oil??? Or it just irritate???

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  57. anonymous

    I’m 16 and after recently shaving very carefully with a new razor and soothing shaving creme I had small bumps on the top near my stomach. At first I figured it was just razor bumps/burns and tried to keep it clean and moisturized, but then a huge bump formed then started to pop by it’s self and leaked out blood, then it got smaller and is purplish but doesn’t hurt. Now there is another giant bump towards the very top that is a dark pink/red. The bump is extremely hard and almost feels like a knot, but it’s hurts really bad. I thought it was just ingrown hairs, but I’m not for sure since it doesn’t quite resemble an ingrown hair.
    I’m honestly really scared because the bump won’t open or go down.
    I’m not sure what it is or what to do.

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  58. Senorita

    Can masturbate effects on periods??? Am 18 years old sometime i saw xxxx videos thts y some time i touched my vagina is that dangerous for health or after marriage difficulty to get pregnnet sorry for my english but i think u will undrstnd what i mean plz tell me

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There are no side effects of this activity as such.

      In general, roughness may cause you injury. So, be gentle.

      Reply
  59. Anonymous

    I have red pimpleish things on my mons (I think that’s what it’s called) but they are flat and don’t itch. They are literally just red dots on my upperish area. I’m not super worried, just a little curious. I don’t normalls shave, but when I do, they’re very visable. When I don’t shave, you can see them slightly through my pubic hair. I know it isn’t an STD because I’m a virgin and 13.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Unlikely to be a infection.

          May be heat rash. You may just keep the area well moisturized. Avoid wearing tight lowers. Avoid using any harsh soap or gel there. Likely to go away on their own.

          Reply
  60. Jaimie

    Hi I’m 13 and I have got a pimple on the inside of my vagina, today after wiping down their this white stuff came out of it it went down a bit and I am really scared and I don’t know how to tell my mum. It has been their for a while.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is a pimple, in all likelihood. Just keep the region clean and dry. try warm compress over it thrice daily. This may soften it and help drainage. However, do not force drainage.

      You may also start using any antibiotic ointment over it, thrice daily.

      Reply
  61. Lucy

    I’m 17, not sexually active and I have a lump on the top of my vagina. It was a spot and I popped it and some yellow puss came out with lots of blood. Since popping it, it has turned into a hard purple lump that is very sore. I wash down there every day with water no soap and I always wear loose underwear to stop rubbing. I’m worried as this has been there for over two weeks now.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try warm compress over it, twice daily. This may help softening it and eventually help in drainage. Do not force drainage. Give it 3 to 5 days time.

      Also, you may start applying an antibiotic ointment over it thrice daily.

      Reply
  62. Katie

    Hi. I’ve noticed that there is blackheads or that’s what they look like but anyway is that normal because I’m only 15 and I’m still a virgin and I’m kinda scared. Help Please.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Normal for your age. Keep the area clean and dry to prevent them. Avoid moisture getting trapped there.

      Reply
  63. Elly

    I have a question if we masturbte during periods can it effects or any prob in getting preggnt after marriage u know wht i r? Tell me plz

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        No. Masturbation is a natural urge. You may do it.

        Just be gentle, not to damage your delicate parts.

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      1. Anonymous

        One more question i cut my hnd with glass but today i touch my vagina with the hand where i cut my self can it cause bcteria or any germs coz 3 4 cuts in my hnd plz tell me

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            First thing to check is if there are tiny pieces of glass in your cuts. If yes, they need to be carefully removed. Wash your hand under tap water stream thoroughly. This would wash off all pieces of glass, any dirt or germs, excess blood and also help arresting bleeding.

            In most cases, the cuts are clean and nothing needs to be done. However, in case of any pain or swelling, an antibiotic ointment may be applied over the cuts for a week.

          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Vaginal walls are very richly supplied with blood vessels. So, cuts, if any, would heal quickly. There would be no long term damage to the vagina.

  64. Ali

    On the side of my vagina I have this red thing that almost looks like a pimple but it’s open in the center and bleeds I’m not sure what to do and I looked it up and I’m getting scared

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a pimple. Just maintain it clean and avoid friction over it. It would heal on its own with time.

      Reply
  65. April

    15. Gotta a tiny pimple on my private a couple of months ago top where the hair lives.Popped it. It seems to be slowly fading away. IDK. I just got a new pimple on the side where my hair grows. Accidentally popped it, it doesn’t hurt, but im concerned. It’s been very hot and i’ve been really sweaty. Is it that or. I plan on telling my mom, but some extra advice who be nice thank you. I am very active so I sweat a lot.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Nothing to worry. It’s likely to have been a pimple that has drained itself. You just need to keep the area clean and avoid friction over it. It would heal an its own with time.

      Reply
  66. skyler

    i’m 13, i had my period and it ended a couple of days ago so i was wearing pads and when i finished i noticed a little bump i left it alone and then early today i saw it again and i popped it and a dot of white stuff came out and i don’t know what to do and i alway continue to wear pads even when not on my period bc of discharge and vagina leaking could that be making it worse? and what do i do about the dot
    pls help

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It’s good to wear the pad. This would keep the area dry and aid in early healing of the bump. The bump is likely to heal on its own with time.

      However, if it pains, you may use any antibiotic cream over it.

      Reply
  67. ...

    I am 12 and have these white bumps on the inside of private. I’m a virgin obviously but I’m really worried. I don’t know what this is and have examined them and don’t think there pimplesI suave but not where the bumps are and I haven’t got my period yet. I can feel it underneath the skin and the is a lot of them. I just really wanna know how to get rid of them. Please help.

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  68. Carina

    I am 12 a virgin and have a bump by the fold , i just noticed it today , what can i do ? I dont want to tell my parents because i dont exactly want them looking at my vagina

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Very likely to be a pimple. Is this painful? If yes, it may be infected and you need to put some antibiotic over it.

      If not, you may leave it as such. Likely to regress on its own with time.

      Reply
  69. Cordillia

    Okay, so I have been trying to figure out what’s been the problem. I think I either have a cyst or a boil, but I don’t know the difference. In my opinion, I think it’s from an ingrown hair that’s been infected. I’ve had this quite a while, because I know that I have only shaved my public hair twice. It’s big and swollen. I once was scratching around that area, and that’s how i noticed it. I then picked at it and popped it. Pus was posing out. I knew it was pus because it wasn’t blood, and I picked something. Maybe it’s an infected cyst? I feel like it’s deep under my skin. It’s red and ugly, I don’t wanna deal with this. I also don’t wanna tell my parents yet because it’s very embarrassing. I’ve been thinking to apply a warm rag to it daily and apply tea tree oil. Please tell me what you know and what I should or shouldn’t do.

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  70. Cordillia

    It hurts when I apply pressure. I read somewhere online that I shouldn’t pop it, and that it can be “surgically removed.” However, I’m only fourteen years old and I’m not an adult that’s sexually active or anything. Maybe I will tell my mother, but she might pop it and the pus will ooze our, and then it’ll be more infected. However, I don’t know if she ever had my problem, or if she knows what it is. It’s just so embarrassing and I’m stressing out. I hope you reply quick.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try repeated warm compress over it. This would soften the skin overlying the lesion and aid drainage.

      Also, start applying any antibiotic ointment you have over it, thrice daily.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Well, lesion is the ingrown hair you probably have. You may use mupirocin ointment. Do let us know if it improves.

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