I'm a 17 year old female. I am NOT sexually active, still a virgin. I normally shave my vagina, but I haven't for the past couple of weeks. The other day, the left inside wall of my vagina became very sore & uncomfortable. I looked & it seemed to be only a pimple, looked as if it had a head on it. I tried popping it & got nothing. A couple days ago the right inside wall of my vagina became VERY sore. I looked & i have a very large - nickel size - lump. It doesn't seem to have a head. I squeezed the hell out of it & got nothing. It's very red & kind of hard. It's hard for me to walk or even sit. I talked to some people & they say it could be a cyst, some say it could be a pimple, some say it could be an ingrown hair. Is there anything I can do to stop the pain? Or make it go away? Any help would be great!
Without examination, confirmation of a diagnosis is difficult, but it seems like folliculitis or a boil. Folliculitis is the inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on the skin. It starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing or blockage of the follicle. In most cases of folliculitis, the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus.
A Boil is caused by an infection of the hair follicle by staph aureus. Bacterial skin infections can be spread by shared cosmetics or washcloths, close human contact, or by contact with pus from a boil or carbuncle.
Apply warm compresses on the bump and keep the area clean. You should consult a doctor as you might need a course of antibiotics/anti-inflammatories to take care of the same.
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