Question: I am aged 24 and recently noticed a small lump near the entrance to my vagina. It is not actually painful but it is uncomfortable when I sit and during sex. What could it be, I am really worried? They appear to be most common in women between 20 and 29 years of age.
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A vaginal boil is a pus-filled lump that develops outside the vagina as a result of a blocked hair follicle or oil gland. While boils can occur in any area of the body, they are commonly found outside the vagina, on the labia, or in the pubic area. Some people may use the term boil and abscess interchangeably to describe a vaginal boil. However, abscesses are usually deeper skin infections than boils. Some skin conditions can be similar to a vaginal boil. While most will heal on their own, others may require medical attention to avoid a worsening infection. Boils can be caused by bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus , Escherichia coli , and Chlamydia trachomatis.
A worrier's guide to genital lumps and bumps: from causes to treatments
Today in awkward health things you may have googled but are afraid to talk about: bumps on your labia the part of the vulva known as the lips and general genital region near your vagina. The various types of bumps often have different symptoms and appearances, but they typically all have one thing in common: the ability to send you into a panicked Google spiral that ends in you convinced you have a rare, untreatable cancer. Very unlikely, Alyssa Dweck , M.
Download the print-ready version of this fact sheet KB. It includes: the mons pubis the pad of fatty tissue covered with pubic hair ; the clitoris; labia majora the outer lips ; labia minora the inner lips ; the vestibule area immediately surrounding the vaginal opening ; the urinary opening; vaginal opening which may include the hymen — a thin piece of skin at the entrance to the vagina 1 ; and the perineum area of skin between the anus and vagina. The vulva also includes a number of glands, which produce fluids to cleanse and moisturise the vagina.