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bumps on my outer vaginal lips. they do hurt.

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i have noticed two small white bumps outside my vaginal area. i didnt think anything of it. then tonight i just saw for the first time multiple larger bumps on my outer vaginal lips. they do hurt. what could these be


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replied June 7th, 2013
Vaginal and Uterus Health Answer A43734
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the labial bumps outside vaginal opening that you describe without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. The labial bumps that you describe could be due to causes like folliculitis, sebaceous cysts, blocked paraurethral gland ducts, infected/blocked Bartholin’s gland duct, Bartholin cyst, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation done by your doctor/gynecologist. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, or use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation. Keep area clean and dry. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
Take care.


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