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I have had a pimple like red bump on the outter lip of my vagina for just under a week. There is no puss, no breaking of the skin. It literally looks like a pimple. I do wax, and I have had ingrown hairs. what could this be?


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replied September 20th, 2012
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A38843
Hi,
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It is difficult to comment on the cause for the red pimple like vaginal bump/labial bump that you describe without examining it. Do not ignore your symptoms. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further examination and evaluation to look for the underlying cause. The possibilities include folliculitis, sebaceous cyst, blocked paraurethral gland ducts, infected/blocked Bartholin’s gland duct, etc. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation done by your doctor/gynecologist. Avoid any self manipulation. 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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