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Hi...i have small white bumps in my vagina that look like pimples...what

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Hi...i have small white bumps in my vagina that look like pimples...what are they?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Lawrence replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Lawrence :

Hello, and thank you for your question. I will be happy to assist you. Answers are for educational purposes only.

Dr. Lawrence :

Hello, and thank you for your question. I will be happy to assist you. Answers are for educational purposes only.


 


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Hi


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Where are they exactly? Are they on the outside? If so, where?

Customer:

so i have these white bumps on the inside of my vagina.....there was one that was between my anus and vagina then i popped that one


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Are they both inside your vagina and outside, or just in the area between the vagina and anus? I am sorry for my confusion. I just want to make sure I really understand what you have.


 

Customer:

but i still have 1 or 2 of them inside of my vagina....like i have to digg the inner skin out so i can see/reach them. they resemble zits but they dont hurt or itch


there was 1 outside and 1 or 2 inside


 

Dr. Lawrence :

I understand better now. Thanks.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Did they go away after you popped them?


 

Customer:

the i was able to pop yes. but the ones on the inside i cant popp them. ive noticed them(the ones on the inside) 2 yrs ago but them they went away. and now they are back.
i cant popp the inside ones because i cant get a good grip

Dr. Lawrence :

What came out of the ones that you popped?


 

Customer:

kinda looked like a hard tiny balls of puss. 1 was dark greyish the 2nd was white


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Thanks.


 

Customer:

these bumps occured after ive been/dating/having sex with my boyfriend for over 3 months. im still with the same guy 2years later. if that makes a difference.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

It really doesn't sound like these are infectious bumps like warts or molluscum or herpes. Especially not herpes if there is no associated pain.

Dr. Lawrence :

It could be a folliculitis (infected hair follicles) if you shave, but very unlikely for it to be that on the inside.


 

Customer:

so you think they might just be zits?
the one on the outside, makes sense



but the inside ones?

Dr. Lawrence :

It sounds like these could be small epidermoid cysts. These are benign (not cancer) and not sexually transmitted). sometimes they can get inflammed, like what you are describing.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Warm soaks is really the best way to go for this rather than popping them.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

However, to be completely sure, it would be best to have them evaluated with an examination by your gynecologist while they are present

Dr. Lawrence :

This way, if they see it, they can give you a good sense of exactly what it is and maybe help prevent them from coming back in the future.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

But in the meantime, I would recommend apply warm soaks twice a day.


 

Customer:

hmmm ok thanks. since you think they maybe cysts. would these be somthing i may /may not need to get medicine for?
obviously after being evaluated?


 

Dr. Lawrence :

I don't think that it needs medicine based on what you are prescribing, but unfortunately I don't have the benefit of seeing it to be absolutely sure.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

But overall what you are describing doesn't sound like a sexually transmitted infection.

Customer:

ok makes sense.
and thats good to hear.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Also, the ones on the inside may not be exactly the same as the outside ones. So an exam for the inside ones would really be helpful.


 

Dr. Lawrence :

While it is unlikely sexually transmitted, at the age of 20, it is recommended that you have screening once a year for sexually transmitted infections, so if you haven't done that yet, you should have that done.


 

Customer:

ok i will have to find an obgyn since ive never gone to one. thanks for your help. i was really concernced cuz i thought i was a yeast infection of somthing bad like that.
youve definitly been helpfull


 

Dr. Lawrence :

Thank you. Best of luck.

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