Vaginal Lesions That May Bleed
Q: I went to the bathroom and saw a very little amount of blood down there. So I looked for the source of the blood, and on the outside of my lower vaginal area there was a pimple. It that had been irritated and began to bleed a little. I’m kind of freaking out. I have had pimples down there before. I’m anxious because I want to make sure that this is a pimple, and not anything else.
It’s very likely that it was a pimple that got irritated or injured. This could have happened while dressing up, or by friction during walking or any other activity.
You need to take care of it just like a wound. Keep it clean and dry. Apply topical antibiotics if you feel it has got infected.
The bleeding wound may be something else too. You need to rule out the following possibilities-
These are soft growths on the skin or mucous membrane of the genitals. Such a growth may get injured and bleed.
The following features would be helpful in recognizing genital warts:
- Warts are usually itchy.
- They appear on damp areas.
- You may notice it spreading. Look for any other growth in the nearby region.
STDs Like Syphilis
These may also give a pimple like lesion. These are painless in early stages. However, such illnesses give constitutional symptoms too. These include:
- Any enlarged lymph node in the groin area
If you find any suspicious sign that clues the wound was not an injured pimple, you may visit a doctor to get it diagnosed.