Hi, I'm a 20 year old female who leads a pretty healthy and normal lifestyle. A few years ago i noticed these red/dark purple blood filled bumps on both of my labia. I suspect they are angiokeratoma of Fordyce. They do not cause me any discomfort at all, but they are just so ugly and embarrassing! On a couple of occasions I have burst one or two just to see what would happen and f they would go away. All that happens is that they bleed non stop, but do not hurt at all. I am 98% certain that these are not a form of std, as I have not passed them onto any of my previous sexual partners and they have not spread beyond my labia. I have not been to see a gynocologist as yet, but will be shortly. Can anyone offer me advice as to how I could get rid of them, or whether my symptoms are typical of angiokeratomas??
These tend to be a symptom associated with Fabry's Disease. It is carried by women on their X chromosome who have a 25% chance of passing it their sons. Women are generally only carriers but can still suffer symptoms and conditions. The main phase of the disease does not appear until later in life as it takes time for the buildup of certain toxins in your body before symptoms begin to manifest. You really should visit a specialist doctor about getting tested for Fabry's. My father died from complications of Fabry's. I am a carrier, and have the same thing you do. It is harmless but a clear sign of the presence of the disease. Good luck.
hi, i have the exact same thing the out side of my labia,
im really worried tho as when you said the disease will build up of toxins in my body, how serious is this??
i dont have any kids yet but if i do have a son, do you think i can pass the disease to my him?? and is it really bad for him as well?
also if i get rid of it now will i still pass it on to my son in the future?
I have Fabry disease and suffer symptoms. Chances are you would know by 20 but you should get tested before having kids. My dad has fabry and it is very painful for both of us. At least 8 you know whether you have it or not, you can plan for treatments and such.
I also have angiokeratomas. I find that they are not painful for me either and have also burst them before. I don't know how common this is, but sometimes mine swell and that makes them uncomfortable due to the change in size. My gynecologist told me they are not anything to worry about. I just find it embarrassing when starting a sexual relationship.