Ms Tania Adibconsultant gynaecologist at The Medical Chambers Kensington, looks at the most common causes of vulval and vaginal lumps and bumps:. Vulva is the general name given to the external parts of the female genitals. As with your breastscheck your vulva regularly, so that you can tell if something changes.
You discover bumps or a lump in your vagina or on your vulva the outer genital area — maybe while you are shaving, showering, or having sex. Your first thought might be that there is something seriously wrong, such as cancer or a sexually transmitted disease STD. Most of the time, however, bumps or lumps in these areas are not a sign of something serious.
It may appear to be a sinister-looking new arrival to your body, however these things are usually fairly harmless and are almost always easy to treat. We spoke to London-based gynaecologist Dr Anita Mitra, aka Gynae Geekto get to grips with the various things that can grow in your lady garden. Read on for your guide to the lumps and bumps that can develop your genital area, and which require a trip to see the doctor.
A common concern for women are bumps near the vagina. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the vulva the outer genital areaand most of them are not sexually transmitted diseases STDs or life-threatening problems. The infected bumps are often red, irritated, and tender.
Many bumps—say, from a bad case of razor burn or clogged pores from lots of sweating—will usually go away on their own. Figuring out the root of the issue will help you get the right treatment, so you can find relief from all the scratching. Here are eight bumpy conditions that can irritate your vagina, exactly how to spot them, and how to get rid of them ASAP.
Vaginal cancer is rare. About one in every Australian women with cancer have cancer of the vagina. Each year about 90 new cases of vaginal cancer are found in Australian women.
HOW many times have you noticed a little itch or bump If the answer is "never", you're either lying to yourself or you're not examining your vagina enough. Because it's not just your boobs you should be checking on the regular - your vulva that's the fleshy outer bit of your vag also needs some attention to make sure nothing odd is going on. It could be that your underwear is irritating the area, or you've got an easily-treatable infection.
You're squirming in your chair at work. You have to pull over on the drive to the supermarket so you can relieve your itchiness. You wake up scratching yourself in the middle of the night.