To be honest, the vagina requires upkeep more than anybody organ. You should be vigilant to note the changes to your skin around this area and seek early medical attention. Here are 5 kinds of vaginal bumps that every woman should know about.
A tender bump near the opening of the vagina
It is also commonly known as Bartholin’s cyst. This condition appears when the glands on both sides of the opening of the vagina get blocked, this makes the fluid that they secrete to go back inside the glands. According to Kameelah Philips, this condition is characterised by a tiny bump at the opening of the vagina. It is painful and tender to the touch, but when treated it is totally harmless.
A warm compress with a tub soaked in warm water can manage the bumps when given time to heal. If you experience much pain and find difficulties when urinating and walking, it is advisable you see your doc as it may require your cyst to be drained.
Pimples that are flesh-coloured
They are tiny, harmless bumps that appear when the sweat ducts get blocked. Besides occurring on your vagina, they can also appear on your face around the eyes, chest, underarms, and belly. This condition is characterised by flesh-coloured pimples that are benign and they not tender to touch.
Sometimes, they can grow bigger than you expect, but avoid popping or removing them. Since this can cause harm to the skin that surrounds them. You should give them time to heal or have your doctor remove them.
These are blisters that are filled with pus. They are often caused by the method of grooming such as waxing or shaving. The boils around the vagina can be caused by a leaden razor. The tools you use in your body should be cleaned since the bathroom can harbour bacteria. Therefore, ensure you regularly change your razor. In addition, before shaving make protection of the vaginal skin with a soapy coating.
Ross says that you should not pop or squeeze a boil yourself. This worsens its condition and spreads the infection. To relieve the discomfort, use a warm compress and wear loose underwear, and give it time to heal. If it persists, talk to your doctor and if necessary he may drain the infection.
This is hair that does not disappear post-groom. When you groom, shave or wax the areas around your vagina, most likely you might find an ingrown hair. The hair bumps occur when there is curling back of cut pubic hair beneath the surface of the skin. It continues to grow, causing inflammation or a bump. There are common irritants that aggravate this condition such as detergents, fragrant soaps, bath salts warming gels, condoms among others.
Undoubtedly, there are innumerable feminine rituals that can aggravate the areas around the vagina. But, it should not stop you from grooming habits. When using a razor, ensure the skin is clean before and after you cut the hair. Lastly, you can loofah the skin to avert the ingrown hairs and acne in the process of re-growth.
A benign mole
According to Phillips cancer of the vagina of any kind is very rare to find. Therefore, when you notice mole-like marks on the lady parts, it is perhaps not harmful. It mostly appears as light or dark patches on the skin. The can also appear as raised moles like those on the other parts of the body. They are normally discovered during sex by a partner when shaving or taking a shower or during pelvic examination by your doctor. It is better safe than sorry—if you are worried do not hesitate to talk to your doctor. Especially, when the spot is itchy, multi-coloured, or growing in size, have it examined. This helps you to know what is going on and you get peace of mind.