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.
HPV, short for Human Papillomavirus, is a group of over different kinds of viruses, some of which cause warts on the hands and feet and others which cause genital warts and cervical cancer. HPV Human Papillomavirus is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections. There are many different types of HPV and more than 40 are sexually transmitted.
Vaginal bumps and lumps are common, especially during your childbearing years or as you age. Keep reading to learn more about the causes for changes to your skin in this area and when you should see a doctor. The vagina is a muscular tube that leads to your cervixwhich is the opening to your uterus.
Vaginal bumps are the first noticeable sign of an STD for many women. STDs can cause bumps, sores, pimples, or lesions in or around the vagina. Bumps that are caused by STDs may or may not be painful or itchy. Bumps that appear in the genital area within a few days to a few weeks of sexual contact are likely caused by an STD.
Listen, you're not going to be thrilled to see bumps on the area around your vagina. Your mind probably goes immediately to the worst possible reasons um, herpes But are all bumps worth the meltdown?
Do yourself a favor and grab a handheld mirror and take a good, long look at your undercarriage especially if you never have. It's good practice to be acquainted with all your body parts, and knowing what things generally look like down there improves your chances for quickly identifying anything abnormal — like bumps, lumps and everything in between. This is important because some bumps on and near the vagina can be an early sign of something that needs medical attention like syphilisand spotting them sooner rather than later is usually best.
The outer side of the labia majora is where pubic hair is found. The inner part is smooth and has sebaceous follicles. While many kinds of genital bumps are normal and not a cause for concern, some cases may require medical attention.
Cysts are made when a gland or duct is clogged and liquid collects in a sac. Inside the vagina, they are usually painless, round lumps that can get to be the size of a plum before you notice them. Many are found along the sides of the vagina, but they rarely get larger than a dime. Most of these are Gartner's cysts that formed when women were babies.
Sores ulcersblisters, pimples and lumps can form inside or nearby the vagina. These changes can occur with or without pain. This guide is intended to provide you with a better understanding of what may be causing your problem, if you have one of these changes.
You might be worried about vaginal pimples, but the truth is that genital pimples will generally form on the vulva, which is the external part of your genitals, and includes the labia majora outer lipslabia minora inner lipsthe external part of the clitoris, and the vaginal and urethral openings. Here are the main reasons pimples can pop up on this part of your body. Folliculitis is the most common cause of pimples on the labia majora. It occurs when bacteria enter the pubic hair follicles on the labia.