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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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I noticed small black dots or spots on the labia, maybe

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Hi Doctor:
I noticed small black dots or spots on the labia, maybe about six of them. No pain, itching, discharge. I go for my gyn check every year and went about 7-8 months ago. Im sure he would have noticed them. Pap smears have always been normal. What are these? I am sexually active with my husband. They haven't bothered me. Could this be a problem. Please advise. thank you
Possible differential diagnosis may include
You should monitor them and if the size increases further investigation like excision biopsy may be considered.
Usually if the size is stable they may not be clinically significant.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Doctor: Would the GYN have seen these during my yearly exam. Are these considered common in women and they interfere with intercourse. are they contagious. I believe they have stayed the same size cause I first noticed them about 5 years ago.

Probably your obs/gyn has seen them and ignored them since these don't require any treatment.
No they are not contagious.
They don't interfere with intercourse.
If however you notice that the size or shape is changing you can followup with your doctor.
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