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What could these bumps be?

Asked by on April 28, 2017

I found three little bumps while shaving what caught me was how rough they felt. They are by my vagina opening but more on the leg not touching my vagina. I had a pap smear a month ago because I had a bad infection and was tested. Everything came back clean. These bumps were not there and I’ve been sleeping with same partner with protection. I’m worried because they look like warts but I could be worried for nothing. I won’t be able to make it to the clinic until next week that’s why I’m asking here. They don’t itch I don’t notice them there unless I’m shaving.





May 29, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure what is causing the bumps you found is to go in for an evaluation by a medical professional. It’s possible the bumps are a dermatological issue, such as razor burn or ingrown hairs due to shaving. It is also possible you’ve discovered genital warts, or some other sort of infection.

It’s also important to talk with your healthcare provider about which infections you were tested for during your last visit. Some professionals are reluctant to test for herpes or HPV unless specifically asked. A regular course of STD testing often only includes gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and syphilis. When you go in for your next appointment, talk about the testing that happened during your last visit, in addition to getting a diagnosis for the bumps you found.

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