Vaginal Pimples or Bumps- How Do They Look and Treated?

 How Do Vaginal Pimples Look?

Vaginal pimples are similar to face pimples or pimples anywhere else on the body. But vaginal pimples are very painful and stinging unlike pimples on other parts of the body.

Cause of Vaginal Pimples

Bacterial infection in vaginal area is the fundamental cause of vaginal pimples. As moist and sweaty area is most favorable for bacteria to grow their colonies, hair follicles get infected and damaged. Infected hair follicles are clogged with bacteria, white blood cells and pus. The mixture of white blood cells, bacteria and pus is called plaque.

You may read about 3 simple and quick methods to treat them yourself.

Vaginal Bumps During Periods

They flare up during monthly periods and become very painful. Most women neglect vaginal bumps as they most often disappear after few days. But it is recommended to get them diagnosed first. This is to rule out other similar looking conditions like herpes, and other STDs. Also, an ordinary vaginal pimple may sometimes complicate to form abscess. So it is advisable to visit a doctor at the earliest.

Treatment

After the diagnosis has been made, treatment can begin. Moisture helps in increasing the rate of growth of bacteria that accumulate around the vaginal region. Lack of cleansing may result in vaginal pimples. Thus, keep the area clean, dry and do not use harsh soaps or detergents in that area. Wear loose cotton panties only. Other fabrics do not soak the sweat produced in that area and hence aid in pimple formation.

Vaginal pimples are often initially treated by soaking with hot water. Many women pop up the pimples. This is wrong and may cause deep skin infection due to infected zit.

Vaginal Boils

Vaginal boils are also somewhat similar to vaginal pimples but differ in that vaginal boils are more severe and painful than vaginal pimples. Get them diagnosed properly by experienced dermatologist.

Do not use Benzoyl peroxide for treating vaginal pimples as this compound is irritating to the mucosal area. It is strongly advised not use Benzoyl peroxide unless your dermatologist or doctor prescribes it.

Soaking with hot compress is helpful in treating vaginal pimples. Hot compresses helps reduce the inflammation, irritation and pain.

Do not use any remedy unless it is diagnosed properly by a qualified dermatologist.

Continue Treatment…. 

222 thoughts on “Vaginal Pimples or Bumps- How Do They look and Treated?

    1. Debra fambrough

      I was prescribed dicloxacillin for my vaginal pump. They were filled with pus. Two weeks later one has returned. I’m terrified. I’m going back to the doctor tomorrow . Do have any advice for me to relay back to my doctor.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        You may have to continue with your antibiotics for some time more.

        It is common for pus filled pimples to spread. The infected pus gets in touch with the adjoining skin surface while it is drained. This way, infection spread.

        Keep yourself clean and dry down there to prevent the infection from spreading further.

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  1. Delia

    I think I may have an infection in a pimple I popped. A mixture of blood and clear body liquid is steadily coming out with gentle pressure. I am a virgin. What are some home remedies if this is an infection?

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  2. Kenyan Herbalist

    My girl also has the same problem, she has a painful pimple sometimes oozing blood, this is just after her periods. We had unprotected sex during her periods, could it be the reason?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Vaginal pimples tend to flare up during menstrual periods. And at that time, they are more prone to trauma. Intercourse may injure such bumps due to friction and hence may cause mild oozing of blood.

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  3. Jane Hannel

    My Daughter is 11 -12 in just under a week. She says she has a lot of white spots in the inner ‘lip’ of the vagina and a pimple just under. She hasn’t started her period, but has pubic hair (and has done for 2 – 3 years). I think she may be starting soon. But obviously she hasn’t had sex yet. So it cannot be an STD. She is too embarrassed to see a doctor and even goes bright red talking abut it to me. Help!

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    1. Beth

      Hey Jane,
      How wonderful your daughter is comfortable enough to talk to you about it! Changes in hormones (which are a big part of puberty) can have a big impact on the presence of genital pimples. Just let her know its normal and to use good hygiene. If you think she needs to see a doctor and she is too embarrassed, consider telling her how you felt the first time you saw the gynecologist. Talk about how it’s scary but it’s really not that bad. You can also describe the different types of things/instruments the doctor may do or use (stirrups, speculum, etc.). The best way to reduce fear is to educate. I get these types of questions all the time on my website. It’s very normal.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Wear clothes which allow ample aeration in the area. You may have to wear tight clothes when outside home, but when at home, consider wearing loose cotton underwears. That’s all!

      If you feel like putting some powder, it is alright. Just assure that the product is hypoallergenic like baby powders etc.

      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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  4. jow

    I have a kind of swollen area located right at the opening of my vagina. There is a small bump located right inside. It does not hurt, it’s not sore and there’s no discoloration or pus. Can you please tell me what this is, I am very worried!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your lesion has a lot to do with examination. It may be a simple glandular cyst, but STD’s need to be ruled out. It is advisable to visit a doctor.

      However, it appears to be a cystic swelling of vagina. Cysts commonly develop around the vaginal opening. There are many glands which secrete lubricating fluids. When they get blocked, a cyst is formed. Such a swelling is usually painless and resolve itself with time.

      In cases where it gets infected, antibiotics are required.

      Take Care,

      Buddy M.D.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          You get bumps due to clogging of the oil glands in the pubic area. These glands become very active during the teen years of life.

          To avoid them, you need to prevent them from being clogged. For that keep your genitals clean and dry. Read here about washing the vagina.

          Also, wear loose cotton underwears, which prevent moisture from being trapped down there.

          Pain in any of the pimples need attention. It could be due to some infection. Apply mupirocin ointment twice a day over the painful pimples.

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  5. sara

    How often should we woman get a pap done? Also, I get like one or two bumps during or before starting my period, sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesnt. They eventullay go away but this is new to me. Can this be because im over weight?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is common to have vaginal bumps around menses. If the bumps go away on their own with periods, you need not worry. Just keep the area clean and dry. Never squeeze or pop these bumps. This may infect them and complicate the situation.
      It is unlikely that your weight is linked with these bumps.
      You may read here on how often should the pap smear be done.

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      1. chalise Galloway

        I have a pimple looking thing on the inside of my vagina lip. It’s not bothering me, but I’m uncomfortable knowing it’s there? Is this do to sweat and other than visiting a doctor what else can I do?

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          It’s likely to be a pimple. Pimples arise due to clogging of lubricating glands by dirt or tissue debris.

          Wash your genitals daily with clean water while bathing. Dry dab it and wear loose cotton underwears to keep the area well ventilated.

          Donot pop the pimple. It is likely that it would subside on its own in 3 to 5 days.

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    2. Cjena

      I have vaginal pimples before my period and its painful. I am 35 and over weight. Is it curable and how?

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  6. tiana

    Hello i have only two more days until im off my period and yesterday i felt a bump like at the top of my vagina or for another name mons pubic area it didnt hurt or anything im just a lil concerned of what this may be

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is very common to have vaginal bumps or pimples around menses. The cause is hormonal.

      Just let it be. It will go by itself. However, if it hurts or gives out some discharge, medical intervention would be required.

      Remember not to squeeze or scratch this bump. This would infect it.

      Take Care,

      Buddy M.D.

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  7. brit

    Hi, I have recently discovered some pimple like bumps on my vagina as well. It started with one but a couple have started showing around it as well. They do mot have puss or anything as I have tried to pop them and they did not show any puss or whatnot. I did notice a bump near my anus but it is not a blister and it’s been there for a while. It is not near the anus entry; it’s just more near the side. It’s hard and I do shave close to there; so could it be from that?

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  8. share

    I discovered just one painful whitehead type thing located right by my clitoris. I popped it and its been here for a week now. its turned into more of a sore but looks like its going away and doesnt hurt as bad. at first I thought herpes for sure but if its only one and I havent had sex in months, why now?

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  9. Laisha

    I have very painful pimples on my vagina all year round but it does get worse around my cycle. I never get them on my in labia just on top of my outer labia and all the way to my mons pubis. My doctor test for numerous diseases and she says it is not an STD but it might be a hair infection. I asked her how to treat it and she told me there is no treatment. Should I go see a dermatologist?

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  10. Anonymous

    Recently I discovered a pimple-like bump on the outer part of my genital area. When I was about to go to the shower to take a bath, I noticed that it has started to ooze pus so I removed this with a cotton ball until after all the pus was gone. A few more dabs and a little blood has started coming out. I also noticed that the hole where the liquids are coming out was a bit deep. The area is already healed now but I just really wanna know if what had happened was normal. I’m a little worried since I also had unprotected sex a few days ago before it appeared. Please help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is difficult to say what it was. Sounds like you had a pimple or a bump which got infected. Infected swellings get filled with pus and blood. Since you have already drained all the pus, the lesion is likely to heal by itself. If you feel its not getting better, you may have to take some antibiotics.

      Though this does not sound like a STD, it would be better to be watchful. If you find any rash, warty structure, ulcer or any other lesion, you may go for a check up.

      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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  11. unknown

    I had unprotected sex 2 month ago. Now I have a little bump like pimple near my vagina. I touch it, hurts, then I press out the pus and blood out. The next day, the pus is still there. I’m worried.. is it STD?
    Or its just a pimple? For your information I just had my period recently.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is likely to be an infected vaginal pimple. Since the pus is still there, you may start putting some topical antibiotic cream over it. Mupirocin antibiotic cream can be used for this purpose. The pimple should heal in a weeks time.

      If it does not get well, it would be better to get it examined by a doctor.

      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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      1. Anonymous

        I’ve noticed that I get a small clear filled pimple when my vagina is shaved. Only on and around but not inside. And I feel like the times that I did pop it and the clear fluid came out, the next day there would be more that would appear. The five years I didn’t shave not one appeared. Now that I have shaved they are appearing again and I’m scared it might be an STD even though I haven’t been sexually active since the last breakout which was 5yrs. ago. Can you help me and let me no if this is preventive. And how can I be sure it’s not herpes or an STD.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          Herpes lesions are usually in clusters and have a tendency to ulcerate. They flare up with time. Your pimples sound to be due to shaving only.

          It is common to get such pimples during shaving. This is because we do irritate the area when we shave. Read here about preventing pimples while shaving.

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  12. Anonymous

    I noticed a bump on the surface of my vagina, however near to the pelvis next to the hip. When I apply pressure to it, it hurts but when untouched it doesn’t bother me. I can move it between my fingers and its a tad bit hard the size of a pea. It has no pus and barely red in colour. I have had a batholin cyst before but this is no where near it and would like your advice on what it could be.

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  13. yahoo

    I have had bumps come up every now and then around my vagina I have an ointment called bactroban I used for bumps on my back when I caught on fire, can I put this on the bumps, will it help?

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  14. lei

    I have this same thing, pimple like thing around the lip of my vagina. It is so painful. Whenever I pee or even when wash it or whenever there’s a contact with water, it pains. What’s the best remedy for this? I even took mefenamic to improve the pain, but nothing helps.

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  15. alittleworried

    I have these pimples on both sides of the inside of my vagina. They last for days until finally they get really tender and then pop on their own and then I give it a squeeze and a pure white, round, hard “head” comes out. I have been getting them non stop for about 2 years now. I have the Mirena IUD and am wondering if maybe that is the cause of the pimples?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Mirena IUD may be a factor causing you those pimples. This IUD is a hormone based device. Hormonal changes do lead to acne formation.
      Are you having acne on other parts of the body too?
      You may consider going for some other form of contraception.

      Take Care,

      Buddy M.D.

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  16. Taylor

    I have a red hard bump and it hurts. I thinks it’s on my labia where my pee. I have no idea what it is or how to treat. Please help me. It has no pus.

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  17. Camryn

    I’m 12 years old, about to be 13. I have pubic hair and right underneath my hair I noticed a pimple the top of it is white like a normal pimple on your face. It hurts to touch it. I just want to make sure this is nothing bad. And how to prevent another pimple.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is absolutely normal to have pimples of this sort in your age group. Just take care of the pimples. Do warm compresses on a regular basis to heal it quickly.

      To prevent further pimples from occurring, eat healthy. Take a lot of water. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Also, avoid fried fatty stuff.

      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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    2. Buddy M.D. Post author

      No there is nothing bad. Just let it be as such. Do not pop or squeeze it. You may do warm compresses and alleviate pain, if any.
      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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  18. Gina

    My vagina itches lately. I have had sex in like 4 months. I have bumps around my vagina that looks like pimples. They don’t hurt or anything. What could this be?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It may be some kind of infection. You need to rule out conditions like genital herpes and chlamydia (simple yeast infection).

      Though you have not mentioned any pain, redness or swelling in the area, only itching can also be a symptom of infection.

      It would be good to visit a doctor and get these infective causes ruled out.

      If not infection, the pimples can be due to some allergy (from some douche or undergarment) or from shaving. Such pimples usually subside with time.

      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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  19. crissna

    I’m 24 years old and i’m virgin. I have notice some pimple on my vagina. sometimes it hurts sometime it itching. i don’t know why it appear…because i do proper hygiene. i use feminine wash and panty liner . and one problem i notice it appear by numbers..
    i’m shy to consult the doctor.. and i’m shy to share my problem to my friends and family.. i keep it secret.. that until now…i’m worried ….how to get over this…..sometimes i have in my mind not to get married because of this matter because i’m shy….please help me…

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is very normal to have such pimples at this age. Many girls have it, so don’t feel odd about it.
      Try not to use any feminine wash for this. Overcleaning the area would make it dry and cause itching. All you need is a plain water wash twice a day for your genital area.

      Read about how to clean the vagina.
      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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  20. timmy

    Hi, I’m have this pimple that started hurting the yesterday. Then today, it started hurting like crazy. There’s this small red dot (that looks like a pimple) on a bump that hurts as well. I also cleaned it twice a day, once this morning and once a while ago, and when I felt it, the bump spread and the red dot is still there AND IT HURTS LIKE HELL. I’ve had vaginal pimples before but not like this. I AM FREAKING OUT. HELP!

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  21. annie

    Hello I’ve just recently, a few days ago noticed a small lump just on the inside of my vagina. It’s painless and like a small hard pea, what could this be?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is likely to be a cyst formed due to blockage of any vaginal gland. The vagina is provided with plenty of glands near the opening, which secrete lubricating fluids. Blockage of the duct of any such gland leads to cyst formation.

      Nothing needs to be done. It will subside on its own with time. You may try warm compresses for quicker recovery. However, if it pains, gets bigger or red, you need to go to a doctor.

      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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  22. t.c

    I have some big bumps on my vagina. It’s on the surface, they itch sometimes. First they start as a pimple and when I pop them they just get bigger and harder. I need help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is normal to have vaginal pimples. You shouldn’t pop or squeeze them. Fiddling with them in any way with your hands usually infects them. This makes them grow big with pus collected inside these bumps.

      Read here about taking care of these pimples.
      Take Care,
      Buddy M.D.

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  23. Laura

    I’m 20, I just found a small bump/lump on the outside of my vagina. Like just outside the hole. It’s skin colored and doesn’t hurt or itch. I’m freaking out that it could be herpes or warts.

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  24. Tesha

    I have bumps on the top and sides of my vagina, they don’t hurt. I do pop them, they have blood and pus. After bothering them, they itch (not badly) but I put cream in them, they seem to be formed underneath my skin, they won’t go away, its like when one leaves, here comes another. I have shaved with a electric shaver but I use scissors because the electric ones give me more bumps. But when using scissors I still break out! I get a lot of ingrown hairs. Haven’t had sex in forever (years). I’m still worried though.

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  25. Anonymous

    Hi, I’m 14 and I’ve been noticing these pus filled bumps on my vagina. They will secrete blood and pus and are painful when touched. This has been happening for maybe 2 or 3 years. They usually happen at random times, one day there’s like 2 of them, then there’s no more for like a month. I haven’t told my mom or doctor and am concerned it may be something serious. What should I do?

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  26. worried

    I had a hard painless pea sized right outside the opening of my vagina for years. Recently it got really swollen in tht area and it was very tender for a cpl of days, I took hot baths daily and it bust on its own a bunch of yellow and white pus came out. Aft slightly squeezing while in the tub, a hard white round almost the size of a pea “head” came out. I’m pretty sure it was a barbarian cysts and turned into an abscess. My question is, if it burst on its own and the poisson has subsided, do I still nd to see a Dr for antibiotics ??

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Just keep the area clean and dry. You may not require any further treatment if there are no further symptoms.

      If, however, you feel any pain, discomfort, fever, redness or swelling, further management would be required. The presence of any of these symptoms would mean that the cyst has not drained completely.

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  27. MONA

    I am a married women since 12 years, I have one 10 year old daughter. I have a pimple inside, down left side of my vagina since 4 years. No pain, but when I was in contact with my husband, at that time I feel little pain downwards. Once I visited to doctor, she told not to worry, but it is same since four years. I am worried. Kindly advice how to get rid of this pimple. It looks to be filled with pus. I can’t see by my self. My husband saw this. Please reply soon.

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  28. Kinda Worried

    Hi , I’m 18 years old. When I take a shower and began to clean my vagina I have been noticing a painful feeling. Then I usually have to stop washing so I can not get as clean down there as I want too. But anyways after I stop cleaning down there my vagina has a painful and itching feeling when I get out of the shower. And also when I go to pee it burns a little. (But this is only after I shower). Today I decided that I wanted to look down there to see if I saw anything around my vagina. I saw very tiny bumps and I have no idea what it is and I really need help because I am worried because this has been going on for a while and I don’t want to go see a doctor. Please help !

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you have any other symptom, like vaginal discharge etc? Are you sexually active?

      If you have no other symptom besides this, there is nothing to worry. It is normal for these areas to become over sensitive during teenage. Read here all about cleaning the vaginal area.

      After you clean your vagina, apply some bland, non perfumed lubricant over it, like bland coconut oil or KY gel. Keep your nails trimmed.

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      1. Kinda Worried

        There is no discharge , the only other thing is the seat of my underwear sometimes are a little moist but thats it . And yes I’m sexually active

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          That’s alright. The moistness may be due to normal vaginal secretions.

          Commonly one has increased sex drive during these years. There is increased vascularity of the vaginal region, causing it to be wet most of the time.

          Wear loose cotton underwears to keep the area clean and dry. Remember not to scratch or pop any of the lesions there. This may infect them and aggravate the problem.

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  29. Bobbie

    I have small bumps in my pubic hair. Sometimes they itch, however they aren’t painful and they don’t contain any pus or blood. They also last for months at a time. I stopped shaving my pubic hair for a while and they still come back. I don’t have the means to go to the doctor right now, so I’m trying to get a better idea of what these are and try to treat it at home first.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Your bumps are probably due to shaving of the area. Read here in detail about bumps caused by shaving.

      You need to take care of these bumps. Keep the area clean and well aerated. Wear loose cotton undergarment that allow enough aeration. Tight clothes cause friction and may flare up these lesions.

      You may apply any emollient (cream) over these pimples before bedtime. Donot scratch or try to squeeze the lesions. This may infect them and aggravate the problem.

      These bumps should gradually go away on their own in a few days.

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  30. martha

    Please help me. There’s this medium bump on my labium majora that sort of looks like an ant bite but is not exactly red. It started out as a pimple that looked reddish but then turned into a bump that isn’t red at all. It’s been there for about 2 weeks. At first, it didn’t even hurt a bit. So I ignored it. But then, I got worried since it wouldn’t go away so I took a look at it. I noticed this very tiny hole on top of it that looked like it could contain pus since it was a little bit gray. But take note, the only thing that was gray was the hole, nothing else. Not even the skin around it. So I squeezed it. Then, a small amount of liquid green pus came out. But the bump was still as big as it was before. And when I touch it, it hurts like a minor bruise. I’m 14 and I’m still a virgin. I’m really worried about this. I don’t know what it could possibly be.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Looks like a localized skin infection at the affected point. Mostly, such lesions are caused by pulled hair strands in the region. This may be due to improper shaving of the area or otherwise.

      Be very clear about what is to be done. You need to completely drain out the pus inside. If incompletely drained, the lesion will recur, it will not go completely.

      The drainage needs to be done with complete asepsis, so you may go to a doctor for it.

      You may drain it at home with complete hygiene. Do warm compress to soften it. Then drain it. Donot force drainage, it should not pain you. Let the pus come out comfortably. Then apply a topical antibiotic ointment (Mupirocin or bactroban) over it. Do this twice a day.

      Complete drainage at home can take around 3 to 4 days.

      Some precautions-

    2. Trim your nail before draining.
    3. Don’t force the drainage at any point.
    4. Be careful not to touch your hands, contaminated with pus, anywhere else. This may spread the infection.
    5. Read here about vaginal boils.

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  31. Anon

    I have a boil of some sort on the outer part of my vaginal lip. It stings sometimes but not all the time. I AM A VIRGIN. Somebody Help!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Looks like a boil on your vaginal lip. It may be due to a pulled hair strand during shaving of the area or otherwise.

      Alternately, it may be an infected vaginal zit, which has pus accumulated in it.

      Read about taking care of this boil on vaginal lip area.

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          1. Anon

            Hi! It’s me again. Two more pimples have formed!! I’m still a virgin. What do I do!?

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Boils have a tendency to spread. They are basically staph infections of the skin. You need antibiotic treatment. Apply some topical antibacterial cream over it twice a day for a week.

            If you note any fever, oral antibiotics may be needed.

  32. Scared

    I have a medium sized bump on the side of my vaginal lip. It doesn’t hurt. They show up after I masturbate. I don’t shave much down there, I’m not having intercourse, and I’m fourteen. What’s wrong with me?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is likely to be a pimple. It is normal to have pimples in your age group. Just take care of it. Keep the area clean and dry. You may try warm compress over it.

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  33. Jen

    I have pussy pimples that recently got swollen during menses. Is it normal? Is it OK if I clean them?

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  34. Lupe

    I haven’t got my period but I had red pimple looking things, not in my vagina, but kind of under my stomach, a little lower may be. They were just in that area and went away in a little over a week. But they were really itchy and red. Once I stopped scratching, they went away. I have never got them before though and haven’t got any since. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and I haven’t got my period in a month and 2 weeks. Could I have an STD or just be pregnant. I’m really worried though. Help!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      First thing you need to do is to rule out pregnancy. Go for a home pregnancy test at the earliest.

      These genital bumps are unlikely to be an STD. They may be simple pimples over the genital area. Such things are common in young age. Read more about signs of STD and genital bumps.

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  35. Yan

    Hi, I’m on my cycle and I have a painful bump on my vagina top where the hair is located. It hurts really bad even if I move the wrong way. The bump isn’t big but it’s really hard and it’s not noticeable until you touch it and feel how hard it is. What could this be?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It sounds like a vaginal pimple. It is common for pimples to flare up during menses.

      Do not squeeze or press it. This will infect it and worsen the situation.

      You need to take care of it. Keep the area clean and dry. You may try warm compress over it twice a day. The acne would gradually subside on it’s own, there is nothing to worry.

      Read further about taking care of the vaginal acne.

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  36. Debra

    Hi, I have this two red bumps on my outer vagina that is a bit tender and very itchy. It sometimes burns. After having that for 4-5 days, I have my period. Itchiness and kind of burning is still there. The bumps are on my pubic area. I had unprotected sex probably about a week to two weeks before this happened, but we both are virgins to each other. I’m going to check for std even though my bf and I have sex before and this never happened. But what can this mean? I’m really nervous and the itchy and kind of burning on these two red bumps are bothering and very uncomfortable.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is good to get screened for STD’s.

      These bumps may be vaginal pimples that have got infected. Redness, pain and itchiness are signs of infection. Do these bumps have a head? Have you noticed any discharge coming out of them?

      Read here about managing these vaginal bumps.

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  37. ruei

    I have a pimple inside my vaginal and looking reddish from outside. It is so painful. It occurs after every 6 months. What’s wrong with me? Please help me, I am 20 years old.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is normal to have pimples in your age group. Pimples may occur anywhere on the body where there is skin or mucous membrane, with glands over it.

      You need to take care of this pimple on genital area. Keep the area clean and dry. Since your pimple is hurting, some topical antibiotic can be applied over it. Read about healing this genital pimple at home.

      Pimples are recurrent in some people. There are reasons for it .Read about recurrence of pimples.

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  38. Diouncharise Watson

    I have a bump or maybe a pimple on my vaginal area and I don’t know what to do about it. I have had this before but they soon went away and didn’t come back, but after my period this month one came up and it really hurts. Sometimes it hurts to walk and when I shower I have to be very gentle because of the pain. I know it’s not a STD because I am still a virgin and tonight it popped on its own and blood, pus and a clear liquid came oozing out. What do I do because I’m scared to talk to my mom about this but I really need to see a doctor about this because I am really worried something could be wrong. PLEASE HELP!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The pimple may have sebum inside it or, it may be infected and filled with pus.

      Sebum is usually uniformly spread inside a pimple. The whole lesion would appear tense.

      However, pus has a tendency to get collected at the top or side of the cystic swelling. This collection is the head of the pimple from which it can be drained.

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  39. Anonymous

    I’m 20 years old. About a week ago I noticed a painful, semi small white head pimple thing on the outside of my vaginal lip. I popped it and blood and pus came out and it was still tender until a couple days ago. Yesterday I itched it and now it looks and feels like a sore. Do you think it was a pimple and I infected it by itching it? It’s hard to keep the area dry 24/7 so I am wondering if it is taking a little longer to go away because of the moisture or is it something else? I don’t want to go to the doctor if this is the first time it’s happened and there is only one.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Well, it’s quite likely that you have infected it with your hands. Keep it clean. apply a topical antibiotic like mupirocin over the pimple twice a day for a week. It would gradually go away.

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  40. annon

    Hi, I’m on my period and just a few days ago I realized I had a pimple around the bikini line (I never had it before). So I went to soak with warm water and pop out and yellowish pus came out and now there is a little blood on the part where the pus came out and seems to be a little deep. I think the pus is all out but there is still pimple there just that it got much smaller and less painful. How should I treat with it?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You need to apply some topical antibiotic, like mupirocin (or bactroban) over this pimple in your vaginal region. This is to prevent it from further infections, as it is like an open wound now. Put the antibiotic thrice a day for 4 to 5 days. Your pimple should get alright.

      Read more about getting rid of vaginal acne.

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  41. Diane

    Hello, I’m 14 and I have been having pains down there in me and last night I put my finger in to see if I felt anything and I felt like a big bump and some small ones. I’m really starting to worry because when I have been going to the bathroom to pee it hurts a lot and now it has begin to hurt when I walk. I am concerned and haven’t told anybody. What should I do?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is suggested that you get yourself examined by a doctor at the earliest. Your lesion requires examination for a diagnosis.

      Since it is painful, it is likely to be an infected bump in the vaginal area. You may need some antibiotics. If the bump is too big, your doctor might consider draining it.

      Don’t delay, infections down there have a tendency to spread fast.

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      1. Diane

        Today I went go the hospital and they told me I have a really bad yeast infection due to all the bumps I had in me and that if I would have delayed it longer, it would be worse than it is now.

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  42. annon

    My current pimple around the bikini line is recovering. I think and I now just realized there’s another pimple with pus but not mature yet around this area. I hope its not STD or something, What should I do, I am panicked. Also I went to do blood test just months ago and doctor said I was okay except I have lack of white blood cells. Please help, I hope its nothing serious.

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  43. Mya

    Hi, yesterday I noticed a bump between my leg and my bikini line. It’s a little swollen now and hurts a little. It doesn’t have a head formed on it or anything. I took a warm bath to see if that would help. It’s a little red around the area now. I’ve read countless stuff over what it could be. I just want to know how to treat it. I’m not sexually active so I know it can be a std or anything and I am not on my period. I’m 16 and don’t want to tell my mom and I definitely don’t want to go the doctor. I was thinking maybe I should leave it alone and it will go away.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It doesn’t sound like a pimple. Such a bump may be due to some localised irritation on those spots as in shaving the area, mosquito bite, fabric irritation, and so on.

      Since you can see that the bump has no head, it is unlikely that there is any pus inside it.

    2. Try applying any emolient over the bump. Simple calamine lotion would also do.
    3. Do not squeeze or try to pop the bump. This would infect it and complicate the situation.
    4. Wear soft cotton garments only for a few days. Synthetic fabrics may irritate the skin.
    5. Your bump is likely to go on its own in a few days.

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  44. KRISTINE

    I have a pimple with pus. It appear when I have my mensuration cycle. It’s happening from 2 months and they’re yellow from inside, disgusting substance which spoils my pants. It is on my right hip. Please suggest me something. Is it a bad thing, really miserable?

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  45. anonymous

    Sometimes my vagina gets rather sore and itchy. It does not hurt to urinate, however. I went to my gyne about it a few months ago and she thought it could be due to vaginal dryness. I also used some Canesten cream incase it was a simple yeast infection. It has not been sore in a while though, a little itchy but that could be due to shaving. However, recently I have noticed a small bump down near the entrance of the vagina. It does not hurt to touch, it’s just this little bump. I’m a virgin, so it couldn’t be an STD. I’m just wondering what this small bump could be due to? Also, was my gyno right about pain and itchiness being due to dryness? Like I said, it couldn’t be an STD, so what else could it be?

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  46. SAM

    I am a little worried about a bump around my vagina (more near the labia majora). I tried to pop it and a little blood came out, but it did seem to help reduce the size, however I just noticed a bump kind of near the same area but more in the crease close to the bottom of my butt. I need to see a gyno but I just wanted to get a little more information before I do. Could these just be pimples due to sweat/tight close or could it be something more serious like herpes? They don’t really hurt unless touched. Please help!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      They sound more like pimples due to sweat or tight clothes. Herpes lesions are usually in clusters and flare up to ulcerate.

      However, since your pimples have blood it them, they look infected and you require antibiotic treatment for it.

      Keep the area clean and dry and start applying a topical antibiotic cream like mupirocin over it. Use it twice a day for a week. Read more about infected vaginal pimples.

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  47. dancer101

    I have red bumps on top of my vagina where my hair is. Sometimes they pop on their own, then more come back and sometimes you can’t see them but I could feel them. I never had sex because I am only 16 please help!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is common to get pimples in your age group. Just as pimples occur on any other part of the body, they may appear on the genitals too.

      Excess sebum due to hormonal surges during teenage, coupled with moisture trapped in the groin region, makes this region a perfect place for the growth of pimples.

      You need to take care of these pimples. Read here about home care of pimples.

      However, it’s not desirable to get pimples again and again. Read about reasons and precaution to be taken to avoid getting recurrent pimples.

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  48. Aaliyah

    I’m 14. I have pimple like bumps on the top of my vagina and outer lips on the right side. I’m a virgin. It itches and its been there for a couple of days. I’m starting to get a rash on my inner thigh and my skin on the sides of my vagina is flaking. What do I do? Help!

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  49. Lina

    Umm, I have a zit like thing on my pussy and it’s so itchy. I am a virgin. And it looks a little dark. Am I going to die? I’m only 14 and uhh, I’m too scared to tell anyone. I’ve had this problem before and they go away in like 2 weeks.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This one will also go away in a week or two.

      Since it is itchy, looks like your pimple has got infected. You need to keep the area clean and dry. Read more about home care of pimples.

      Also, start applying a topical antibiotic cream, like mupirocin, over the pimple twice a day. Continue this for a week.

      Reply
  50. Jess

    I noticed this bump/pimple on my vagina and so I popped it, it cleared up and was gone within the next day. However, I then noticed two more bumps, not right by it but still on my vagina. Why are these continuing to form? Is it an STD? I have had sex before but it was always protected. Please help, I’m very worried.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is possible that you’ve spread the infection while popping it.

      Pimples on vagina needs to be managed differently. Never pop or squeeze them. Keep the area clean and dry.

      Over the pimple try warm compress twice daily. This will help reducing it gradually and finally disappear cleanly. Also, you may start using mupirocin ointment over the affected pimples after each warm wash.

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  51. Samantha

    I’ve noticed a small pimple on the outside of my vagina. I cannot see it, but can feel it. Can it be a grown in hair? I recently got tested for HIV, hepatitis etc. and it was negative.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It may be an ingrown hair, however, it is more likely to be a pimple. There are small glands lubricating the vaginal area. These are especially active in your age group. The duct of one of them may get blocked forming a swelling called pimple.

      Read about various causes of lumps of the vagina.

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  52. cgh

    Hi, I’m 32. I have small bumps on my vagina. It can’t be a STD, they are not painful but doesn’t want to go away and it feels like they are getting bigger. They are white in colour.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      These look like small pus filled acne. That is why they have a white look. Since you donot have any pain, antibiotics are not required.

      All you require is to keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton undergarments only. Try warm compressses over the pimples twice daily. This will soften them and help them regress over a week’s time.

      Read more in detail about the cause and management of such white pimples on the vagina.

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  53. Ste

    A little while ago, I noticed a small white dot around the top of my vagina, not inside of it but around the pubic hairs. Unfortunately, I started picking at it, and now it appears to be pimple-like and painful. I’m a virgin as well as a teen, and I’m completely uncomfortable with going to see a doctor of any sort, or even talk to my mom about it, but I’m a little worried. Any idea’s?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Nothing to worry, may be a pimple containing white sebum like fluid in it.

      You need to keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton undergarments. Also, apply an antibiotic ointment, like mupirocin, over it twice a day for a week. The lesion will gradually get alright.

      Raed more on white pimples on the vagina.

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  54. maria

    I just felt two bumps that look like pimples on my vagina and I’m really scared cause I never had one and I’m worried what can I do ?

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  55. ceehara

    Um… I recently discovered some red bumps near or below my vaginal hole area going on to my bottom cheek. Most of them are within the hair. It doesn’t itch really just maybe when they first came up and they don’t hurt unless I try to squeeze them. I squeezed one and just a little blood came out. I tried to squeeze another but it just hurt. I had protected sex and recently got tested for stds and it came back negative. I currently had a yeast infection before my previous period. Could it be because of my period? Why they are there? The tight clothing? I live in the Caribbean so I’m not sure what it could be? Could you tell me please. I’m worried.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Pimples grow in moisty places of our body where there is trapped sweat and sebum. Whatever be the cause, your menses or tight clothing, the remedy is the same. Keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton undergarments only. Wash the area with clean water twice a day. Donot use any soap or gel for that.

      Read in detail about the cause of eruption and management of genital zits.

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  56. ceehara

    Thank you…. do you know how long it will take to clear up after my my period? Can fisicort or advantan be used on it?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It should get alright in 7 to 10 days. Fisicort and advantan are steroid based creams. They are not recommended for use in the genital area unless very necessary.

      You may use fisicort with caution, if there is any discomfort like itching, redness etc.

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  57. ceehara

    Um it’s me again….you told me within 7 to 10 days it will clear up. It shows no sign of going down…. Can’t burst and itches occasionally. They now started to look more like wart. At first they looked as if they were going down and now even when I scratch them, they get swollen again. Please help. What this is or what to do?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Simple pimples usually heal within a week. Since they are many (in clusters), it is suggested to get yourself examined by a doctor.

      Small itchy pimples present in clusters are likely to be an infection, which may spread further.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Yes, they may. There are many people who are allergic to latex and develop small red bumps in the area after use. Such bumps are allergic in nature and subside by themselves as you stop using that particular codom.

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  58. ceehara

    So I have nothing to worry about? It just may be an infection? Because I was worried that it might be hpv or something of that sort but I used protection and stuff. So I’m not sure.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      An examination of the area is imperative to make a diagnosis. Since your pimples are giving symptoms, it is better not to delay and go to a gyne, even though you used protection.

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  59. anon

    After I had sex, I felt that my vagina is sore and before I went to sleep, I still felt the pain. The next day, I checked it and I saw that I have a bump in the lower part of my vagina. Is this normal? or I have herpes or STD’s?

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      1. Anonymous

        I’m only 17 and my boyfriend and I are both only having sex with each other.
        My question is.. could I develop a disease called herpes if we use a non powdered surgical latex gloves as a substitue to condom? And if I wont, how can I treat the pimple on my vagina? It hurts especially when I sit but it doesn’t itch much. It just stings when sitting or when it comes in contact with water. Please help. I haven’t told this to anyone because I’m scared :(

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          The latex glove is alright if it is tight enough.

          It’s a question of loyalty, how much can you trust each other.

          Herpes is a common disease among people who have more than one sexual partners. The virus sheds itself from infected surfaces and gets transferred to the partner.

          The mode of spread is not just vaginal sex, it may be oral sex or even kissing.

          You treat your pimple as a normal pimple that has got infected. Apply warm compress over it twice a day. After each warm compress, apply bactroban antibiotic cream. Do this for 4 to 5 days.

          If it doesn’t heal, or you find more of such lesions down there, visit your doctor at the earliest to rule out STD’s.

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  60. anna

    Hi, I have pimples on one side of my vagina lip and the other once on my labia some of them are turning white and the itch so bad sometimes I won’t even sleep coz of the itching. Please help it’s been a year since I last had sex and I used protection.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Too many pimples may be due to tight clothing around your genitals, unhealthy diet or stress.

      It is recommended that you wash the area daily with plain water, and keep it dry throughout the day.

      Wear loose cotton undergarments, particularly at night times. Pimples would gradually subside, as you take precautions to prevent pimples.

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  61. Cristina

    Hi, I have been getting this for more then 2 years now. I thought nothing of if but I don’t know if it’s normal and I’m kind of shy to go to the doctors. I have been getting a pimple like thing on the side of my vagina it always happens on the side, never more than one, before I even get it or notice it I feel like it’s coming a little pain then I touch and I feel a bump. It can last between 1 / 2 weeks. I get them every month or every second month. It is a little painful, any ideas? Please help me. Is this normal?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is normal to get such pimples in your teens and early twenties. What is your age group?

      Just take care of it like a pimple on any other place of the body. Wear loose cotton based undergarments, particularly at night times. Keep the area clean and dry.

      To relieve pain, you can do warm compress over the pimple, followed by an application of mupirocin ointment.

      Reply
  62. Tina 0987

    Small bump on vaginal lip comes and goes different sides, before I get it I feel a little pain then I notice a small bump. It can stay for a week or two, any ideas? I have been getting this for 2 years now. What could it be, please help me. Thank you.

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  63. Aisha18

    Hi, I am 18 years old and I have recently found what appears to be one red blister on the top of my Labia majora. I hurts when I touch it or when my clothes rub against it. It’s the size of a facial pimple. Extra info: I have never had intercourse or oral sex before. I also do not shave in the area where the blister is placed. Please tell me what this could be and how should I treat it? Thanxz!!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears to be a pimple, just as you have them on your face or elsewhere.

      Since it is red, it is inflamed and likely to be infected. The commonest cause why it gets infected is when we squeeze it or touch it repeatedly with our hands. Any such manipulations imparts bacteria from our hands to the pimple.

      You need to take care of the pimple now. Keep the area clean and dry. Do warm compress over it twice a day. This would soften the skin over the pimple and drain pus from it, if any. Also, apply mupirocin antibiotic ointment over it, twice daily for 3 to 4 days.

      Read more on taking care of infected pimples.

      Reply
  64. Scared

    A while back I found a small bump near genital, I found out later I was pregnant. And recently there are a few more bumps. They don’t hurt or itch. They aren’t red, just scared to ask doctor. Kind of look like small tiny skin tags. Please help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Take precaution not to pop, squeeze or hurt the pimples in any way. Such acts would only infect them and complicate further.

      Just keep the area clean and dry. Pimples should decrease gradually.

      If they stay, or increase in size or number, you need to see your gyne and rule out any possibility of STD. This is important since you are pregnant. Infections may affect your pregnancy and the baby.

      Reply
  65. amber

    I just found out that I have a bump on my vagina lip but it doesn’t hurt or itch and I just want to know what it is.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a simple pimple, just as you have them anywhere else on the body. Just keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton clothes.

      Reply
  66. Afraid

    Hi, I’m 22 and have been with the same guy for almost a year now. I just recently got off my period, like maybe two days ago, and I noticed a hard, pea sized lump which appears to be white, directly under the opening of my vagina (there’s only one bump). It is pretty painful, especially when my underwear or pants rub on it. I haven’t told anyone yet as I am embarrassed, but it’s really bothersome. I don’t have medical to get it checked but I will if it comes to that. The first day it was sore, the second day it was painful and a lump, the only thing I’ve tried is a heating pad and ice pack but it doesn’t seem to be getting smaller. Please help! I am terrified!!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Looks like a pimple that has got infected.

      Do warm compress over it twice a day, once in the morning and one at bed time. After each warm compress, apply mupirocin ointment over it. (Read more)

      This ointment is a topical antibiotic, easily available over the counter.

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  67. anon6

    Hi! I have little bumps on the upper part of my vagina and it has little pubic hair growing in it. Its itchy sometimes and looks dry. Also before and after I get my period I get vaginal discharge that has an odor. What could it be and is there anything I can do for the smell to go away? I feel really awkward about it.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There’s nothing to worry about the bumps. They are just pimples, and sound not infected from your description.

      Just keep the area moisture free. Wear loose cotton based undergarments only. Drink lots of water. Avoid fried fatty stuff, too much of spices.

      The bumps would go away gradually.

      As for the smell, read here about vaginal odor.

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  68. semi

    I have noticed today pimples inside my vagina. I am getting this every month before 2 weeks of my periods. It disappears after my period. It’s hurting a lot while walking and also I am feeling discomfortable. Why these are appearing for every month? Is it dangerous?

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  69. scared!

    Okay, so I found a bump/ pimple on the right side. Not on my vagina but by the underwear line. I popped it and pus and blood came out. It has become smaller but hasn’t gone away. It doesn’t hurt as much as it did before. I’m scared though.. any help. Please?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It would be better to apply some topical antibiotic (like bactroban, available over the counter) over it for 3 to 4 days.

      Avoid friction over it. If possible, don’t wear your underwear till it gets healed. Keep the area clean and dry.

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  70. help!

    Please help! I’m 13 years old. And I found a bump on my vagina. It’s hurts while I walk and sit. I’m still a virgin and I’m scared.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be a pulled hair or an infected pimple.

      Apply warm compress over it twice a day. This will help in softening it and draining pus from inside if any. Remember, not to force drainage from the bump.

      Put a topical antibiotic (mupirocin) over it at bed time for a week.

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  71. Amy

    I have been getting red bumps on my vulva. It feels like a pimple but there no pus and I have some discomfort. I don’t know what this is, if some one could help me that would be great.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Pimples can be without pus. Try keeping the area clean and dry. You may put some baby powder over it to aid in dryness. The lesions should start healing if they are mere pimples.

      If not, you need to be checked up. What is your age? Are you sexually active?

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      1. Amy

        I’m 29. And it’s been about three months since I had sex. The two I just had I did get them to pop they did have pus in them. This has been going on for about 6 month to a year I never had these before.

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          1. Amy

            Well, I don’t get them every month. I get them every 2 or 3 months and I only have one but this time I had two and both had pus in them.

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Wash clean the area where you have the pimples with plain water twice a day. After each cleaning, apply mupirocin (bactroban) oitment over the pimples. Do this for a week.

            Recurrence of pimples implies that the infection stays there. This may be via pus. So, when pus oozes out, be meticulous in cleaning the pimples and the adjoining area gently with soft cotton balls and luke warm water. You may use a mild antiseptic (like pivodone-iodine) for cleaning.

  72. jacqueline

    It’s been 3 months that I got two itchy painful pimples? By my vagina and I want them to go away. I never had any sexual activity.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying mupirocin (bactroban) over these pimples, twice a day for 5 to 7 days.

      Keep the area clean and dry. You may try warm compress over it to reduce tension within the pimples.

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  73. bav

    Hi I’m 16 & a virgin.
    I have been hving pimples on my butt cheeks for about a year.it occus on both sides.these pimples come in a group on both sides.it might be because after I wash my backside I don’t dry it properly before wearing my panties back on hence encouraging the growth.these pimples have left many scars and also even wounds.thus I just started using alcohol wipes those that they sell in the pharmacy and then I rub some vaseline on those.is it safe to use vaseline?
    Secondly,i have recently saw something like a single pimple and its surrounding skin inflammed on my vagina left lip.so my left vagina left lip around the pimple only is inflammed.what exactly is it? Should I use any anti-bacterial creams?!

    Thank you so nuch
    se wounds and plaster on them? Is this safe? Im just scares tfugal.infection or ba

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  74. anonymous

    Hi I’m 25. I have been suffering with these pimples for about 18 months or so. They are mostly on the rim of both lips but I can get them inside of both lips as well. Sometimes, there is just one, sometimes maybe spread out. Sometimes they are small pimples, sometimes hard lumps. They do get sore after friction my thighs rub together a lot. They can get quite painful and tender. I went to see the nurse for a check up and she was unsure what they were and my gp said the same. They did not think they were herpes. I have only had one with pus but I think it became infected. I think it may be because I have a fairly high amount of discharge which is normal for me and I am also on the contraceptive pill.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Well, you may get pimples when on contraceptive pills. This is common.

      If you cannot stop taking the pills, just take general care of the pimples. Keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton undergarments most of the time.

      Watch your diet. Avoid fried fatty stuff, which predispose to pimple formation. Take plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables in your meals. Drink lots of water.

      Read more about pills and acne formation.

      Reply
  75. nicole

    I’m 19 and haven’t been sexually active for over five months now, about a year ago I had a hole form on the top of my crack, it will swell up and get very painful so I pop it with a needle and let it drain. For about the last 2 months I have had white discharge and a odor but it’s not a strong odor. Two days ago I was looking at the spot on my crack and I noticed on the inside of my vagina I have two bumps, they look like white ticks you find on animals. I can’t afford to go to a doctor right now can someone help me out please.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This may be an infection. You need to be physically examined by a doctor.

      Try applying any topical antibiotic (mupirocin/ bactroban) over it twice daily. This ointment is available over the counter in most of the stores.

      It would be better to go to a doctor for examination.

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  76. Brianna

    Okay, so my fiance and I were in bed kind of fooling around when I realized that there was a bump on the outer lip of my vagina and I am freaked out. It wasn’t there yesterday or even a few hours ago and I’m wondering what it could be. It’s not colored and it only hurts if you press on it. Could this be a cyst? There’s nothing coming out of it (no blood or pus) and am wondering if I should be concerned or if it is simply natural and easy to handle.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may observe it for a day or two. If its just a pimple, it would gradually subside. You just need to keep the area clean and dry.

      Don’t pop or squeeze it with your fingers. This would infect it.

      If it doesn’t improve, or you find more of similar lesions erupting, you need to for a physical exam to a doctor.

      Reply
  77. Phoebe

    Hi, I’m 16 yrs and I’ve been noticing bumps and pimples around my vagina, where pubic hair grows. They are painful and as they get smaller in size I feel less pain. The last time I had sex was 1 year ago and we used a condom. I’m worried, it is happening for the 2nd or 3rd time now and I’m very shy to see a doctor. Is this normal?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is normal to get some bumps or pimples on the labia during this age group. They are usually small and gradually subside on their own. No intervention is required, expect that you keep the area clean and dry. Wear loose cotton undergarments most of the time.

      Avoid using any cosmetic product to clean down there. Plain water washing on a daily basis, during bathing, is enough.

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  78. mp

    I’m young and need some help, you said you can prevent these, right? Well what could make them worse with a daily routine like school then basketball almost everyday of the week.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      A schedule like yours is likely to produce a lot of sweat and sebum in the genital region. Be particular about washing it twice daily. Also, wear loose cotton undergarments to keep the area dry and well ventilated.

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  79. Meep

    I have this bump on the outside lip of my vagina. It very painful every time I sit and sometime stand. It doesn’t have a color to it there’s no blood or pus also its hard. i don’t know what it is? I’m worried.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try warm compress over it, twice a day and try softening the bump.

      The bump may be a pimple or a lesion due to pulled hair. It is likely to respond to warm compresses and reduce gradually.

      Let us know if it doesn’t improve.

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  80. anaskar

    Want help please. I am a parent of a daughter. She is 14 years old. She started getting periods two years back. But a new problem also started- fever and cold every 10 to 15 day of the month. What to do for the problem? Kindly help. Please, I need to get my daughter healthy and good.
    With regards,
    A parent of a daughter.

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  81. ashley

    My daughter is 14 years old and just recently told me that she’s been getting infected bumps on the outer part of the vagina, and ever so often she will get really big blister sort of thing. She is not sexually active so that cannot be an std or anything in that nature. She said the bumps are pop-able and white hard pus comes out of it with a distinct smell. Her vagina is all red around the outside, kind of like a rash. I’m concerned.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is acommon problem of these years. Pimples on or around the vagina are similar to acnes one gets on the face or elsewhere on the body. Her glands are getting active during these years.

      All she needs to do is daily washing of the area with clear water and keeping it dry all day. Ask her to wear loose cotton underwears and avoid using any cosmetic product down there.

      Of any pimple occurs, donot popor squueze it. This will spread the infection and result in more of such pimples.

      Manage a single pimple by doing warm compress over it twice daily. If it is red or painful and looks infective, apply mupirocin (bactroban) over it for 3 to 5 days.

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  82. lisa

    Hi! I am 14 yr old. I’m having my periods since 2 months and I thinking my 3rd period are going to come. But 4 days ago I saw 2-3 pimples on my vaginal area and my whole vaginal area is red and also I’m having itching whole of the day and for your information I must say I’m virgin.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any discharge from the vagina or swelling in the area? Inform us if you have any of these symptoms.

      May be your pubic hair are growing and giving you the itchy feel.

      It is common to have pimples around your age. Glands down there are slowly getting active. Some of them may get clogged to form pimples.

      Keep the area clean and dry. Wash it daily while you bathe. Wear loose cotton panties only. Avoid tight synthetic fabric.

      Read more about washing the vaginal area.

      You may buy any vaginal emolient/ lubricant from the market and apply it over places that itch. Take care that the cream you buy is not medicated.

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      1. lisa

        Yes, I’m having a lot of white discharge before I saw pimples and the white discharge is more at night. When I wake up I feel like my peroids have come but it’s not period it’s white discharge and yes some hairs are growing.

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          It’s just puberty setting in. As you’re growing, your sexual organs are maturing.

          A variety of vaginal emolients/ moisturisers (for example, luvena) are available in the market and even on online stores. You may start using any of them. Just be sure that it does not contain any steroid or topical estrogen.

          Apply it librally over areas that itch. Continue washing down there and keep the area clean and dry.

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  83. blah

    Hi, today I noticed on pimply type things in the hair on my vagina and on my vagina lips. Is there anything I can do for them to go away.

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  84. Anonymous

    I have a pimple on my outside lay vagina. It started as a small one but grows. It’s painful when you touch. When I try to squeeze nothing come out. I have receiving them more often and they just heal themself, is there any infection or causes of this.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it is painful, your pimple is likely to be infected.

      Just keep the area clean and dry. Apply mupirocin (topical antibiotic cream) over it twice daily for three days. This cream is available over the counter.

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  85. Jennifer

    Hi! My name is Jennifer and I am 13 years old. Today, while I was taking a shower, I noticed a bump on my left inner lip and it’s itchy and a little bit painful. What is this? I’m scared and how can I cure it.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Are you sexually active?

      It is very likely to be a pimple. Just keep the area clean and dry. Wash it liberally with water on a daily basis. Wear loose cotton undies.

      Your pimple is likely to subside on its own within 3 to 5 days.

      If it grows in size, you may apply some topical antibiotic cream, like mupirocin, over it twice a day for a week.

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  86. Maria

    Hi, a few days ago I noticed a little bump on the outer part of my vagina. It got bigger but it doesn’t hurt, it’s just red and I think I see an ingrown hair inside but I’m not sure if it’s that. I’m scared to pop it because I don’t want it to get infected. I highly doubt it’s an STD because I’ve only had sex with one person and he doesn’t have them. I only see him twice a year. Please help.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      It is good that you didn’t pop or squeeze it. This would only infect the bump.

      Try doing warm compress over the bump twice a day. This will gradually soften its surface in 2 or 3 days.

      Once softened, the bump could be drained by gently applying pressure over it.

      Draining needs to be gradual and gentle, in a week’s time.

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  87. Anonymous

    I have a big bump on the lip by the vagina hole. It doesn’t hurt, well it didn’t until I popped it. I was wondering if you know what this is. I haven’t had sex in over 2 years.

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