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Peach7262
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Hi there,

I just noticed this while I was in the shower and it worried me, but I'm not sure it's really anything to worry about. I have this bump on my labia. My partner and I are exclusive and I was tested for STDs just a few months ago...and it doesn't really look/feel like a genital wart I don't think. It feels more like a mosquito bite and is just a little tender. I wouldn't have even really noticed it because it isn't even really hurting or itching much. I just finished treatment for a yeast infection, but I don't think that's really relevant either.

I'm getting a little bit anxious about it just because I've never noticed it before but I'm not even sure it's anything to worry about...

Not even really sure what I'm asking haha just seems like I need a little reassurance that this isn't super unusual or something.

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Heather
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It's very common for people to experience ingrown hairs, infected pores or benign cysts on the vulva.

Best bet for now? Use a hot compress for a couple days, don't squeeze it or otherwise mess with it, and keep the area as dry as possible, like by wearing natural fiber undergarments and loose clothing.

If it doesn't die down after that, or seems to get worse or become painful, then you'll want to call into your sexual healthcare provider.

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Peach7262
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Thanks, I'm getting all up in my head about it overanalyzing right now haha. It doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary I'm just a little worried.
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