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I have noticed that i have a build up of tissue around the entrance to my vagina, its like a thick mass of tissue.
im getting worried that it could be some sort of cancer, but after looking online there is nothing that really helps me, im eighteen and non of the cancers are really for my age, but obviously it could be.
what advise would you give, go see a doctor? or is it nothing to worry about?
im very nervous and embarassed about my body when it comes to going to the doctors. have you come across anything like this before?

please could you help, thank you
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replied June 7th, 2009
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You should go see a doctor.
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replied October 7th, 2009
If it wasn't there before, you definitely need to get it checked up. You shouldn't be worried or embarrassed when it comes to your body. Just remember that these doctors are professionals. Go to one that you can trust and anyway, they've seen much worse so don't be afraid.
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replied September 29th, 2010
Lichen Sclerosis? Def. see a doc asap
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replied June 30th, 2011
I am 18 and just recently started on birth control. I also noticed a build up of tissue at the opening of the vagina that I hadn't noticed before. I didn't know if I was overreacting or being paranoid. Find out anything?
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replied July 31st, 2013
You're definitely not alone. It's extravaginal tissue cause by the thickening of the leftover hymen after surges in estrogen levels (puberty, birth control pills, pregnancy, etc.). I thought it was kind of weird but my ob/gyn has never mentioned it at any of my appt's and now after ready more about it I feel better about it.
If it's not causing you any problems and your ob/gyn doesn't say anything about it then I wouldn't worry about it.
It's really just a cosmetic/physical change in structure but very rarely some women decide to get it removed by a doctor if they really don't like it being there, although you have to weigh the benefits with any possible complications (i.e. bleeding, sensitivity/soreness, scar tissue, etc.) of that option, of course.
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replied July 1st, 2011
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I would suggest reading and studying the changes in female genitals with maturing.
is it possible some do not recognize the hymen or maturing of labia minora
have u viewed mature women's vulva and spread labia minora?
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replied November 22nd, 2011
ME TOO!
i have the same issue. i read that it is normal and people are scaring me saying go see a doc asap. im only 13 and i have noticed this for a while. i hope this really isnt cancer. im too scared to tell my mom. i was going to today but i decided to look it up first.
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replied July 31st, 2013
It never hurts to go see a doctor anyway, I guess, but the more I read about this the more I'm realizing it is normal, and actually more common than women realize. Surges in estrogen (puberty, birth control, pregnancy, etc) cause the left-over hymen to thicken.
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replied March 1st, 2013
i went to the doctor. she said if it is the same color/texture ect. as the rest of the tissue it could be rougated tissue Wich is normal .(not sure if i spelled that right) she told me to research 'normal vaginal tissue'
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replied March 2nd, 2013
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It is normal for us to not be smooth down there, have flaps, tags and rings around our vaginal entrance.

Despite all the nonsense you hear about your hymen, it will self be totally gone until you give birth the first time. The hymen thickens and becomes very elastic. Various tags, and flaps stays behind around the edge. It can look like a material hair scrunchy. Of course there are exceptions, but it is normally not smooth doesn't there.

The area between our inner lips (the vestibule as it is called) can also be very rough, uneven, lumpy and bumpy. A real woman will very seldom look like what you see in academic books and photoshopped porn.
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