What are vaginal lumps?

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Vaginal lumps are like bumps in the vaginal area and when it happens, the woman who suffers from it usually worries a lot, not knowing the cause. If ever when you do a vaginal examination you realize that you have some kind of lump, the first thing you will have to do is go to the doctor so that he can examine you and see what the exact cause of the bumps that have appeared may be in the vagina.

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Below you can find a small list of the most common possible causes of vaginal lumps, so if you do see a lump and before going to the doctor you can get an idea of ​​what exactly it is.

Why do vaginal lumps appear?

  1. The cysts. Cysts are lumps and are quite common in both men and women, and they can appear anywhere on the body. When it occurs in the vaginal area, it usually appears from a blocked skin gland, it can look like a pimple under the skin. If they are an uncomfortable size and it does not go away naturally you will have to go to the doctor, but you will never have to exploit it, because you could only make the situation worse with an infection. There are different types of cysts, such as Gartner’s cyst, Skene’s cyst, and Bartholin’s cyst. It will have to be your doctor who is in charge of diagnosing each case and seeing the solutions in each one.
  2. Obstruction of the sweat glands. This can occur in any part of the body and also in the female vagina. This occurs when the sweat glands become infected. You will usually need medical treatment.
  3. Genital herpes (STD). Genital herpes is a Sexually Transmitted Disease and usually causes irritation, itching, pain and burning. It may start out as a sore but later develops into a blister that becomes a painful open ulcer. Medical treatment with medication will be needed.
  4. Infection with subtypes 6 and 11 of the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are vaginal warts that are rough to the touch, are cauliflower-shaped, and usually spread rapidly over the vulva.
  5. Hair follicle infection, also called folliculitis. This is very common in women, especially when the vaginal area is shaved, and it is the most frequent cause of a bulge in the vagina. The infection begins when a hair follicle is damaged by the friction of clothing or when the follicle is blocked when waxing this area. Antibiotics and drainage are usually needed for the infection to clear up.
  6. The contagious molluscum. It is an infection caused by a virus that causes small bumps on the skin, they are hard in the center of the bump and white in color.

As you can see, there are many causes that can cause vaginal lumps, so if at any time you notice that you have a vaginal lump on the vulva, you will have to see a doctor immediately, even if it does not hurt.

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