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I'm a healthy and fit 19yr old female. A few years ago i noticed a some dark purple kind of blisters on my labia. They are completely painless and cause me no discomfort during sexual intercourse or everyday life. I know that they are not sexually transmitted, as i developed them prior to becoming sexual. They have progressed to about 8 small bumps on either side and they have never ruptured or bled but often change from light to dark in colour. I was wondering if you had any idea as to what they may be? I was thinking maybe I have angiokeratoma? and if so, what the disease entails, as well as any treatment. I wouldn't be worried about them except for the fact that they are quite ugly and embarrassing.

I hope you have an answer for me...thanks


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replied November 29th, 2006
General Q&A Answer A1815
Skin changes (including those on the labia) must be seen to establish a correct diagnosis. Inspection (visual) is the basic diagnostic method in dermatology. Sometimes even inspection is not enough for establishing a correct diagnosis. Your description (“dark purple blisters” or “small bumps”) is not enough to suppose any diagnosis. Generally, those bumps could be considered "benign skin tumors" but their real nature can be find only after detailed examination by a dermatologist, or a specialist in derma-venereal conditions.
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