Found a small purple, black lump on one of my outter labias is it cause for concern? A std? I do shave their often . Can it be a ingrown hair? I looked ay pictures of stds n it doesn't look like any I came across. I talked to a nurse and got no really opinion other than to see a m.d. Help
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replied January 19th, 2013
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It is difficult to comment on the exact cause for the purple/black labial lump that you describe without examining you. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. Consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the lump that you describe. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you. Avoid any self-manipulation. 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. 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.
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