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Member # 100537
posted 07-19-2013 09:53 PM
I was checking my genital area in the mirror because I was checking for a yeast infection and when I stretched my vagina apart I noticed one round bump on the lower right side of my vaginal opening, like the hymen area. It's not tiny but not huge either, and it's not painful or red. It's pink, the same color as the rest of the tissue there. If I hadn't been closely checking my vagina in the mirror, I don't think I would've even noticed it.
I tried searching online for what it could possibly be but there's not a lot of information. Also, I have an annual gyno appointment in a few weeks so I was going to wait until then to ask about it. I'm just posting on this right now for peace of mind. I kind of don't think it's an sti because it's not painful, doesn't look like something you can pop and it's not crusting over or anything.. but then again I'm not an expert so I'm not sure. I know you're not doctors either but I was just wondering if you knew about anything this could be, like a hymenal remnant or something else? I saw something about bartholin's cysts but on the diagrams I saw the bumps looked way bigger than what I have..
Member # 90293
posted 07-20-2013 03:35 AM
Just like any other part of the body, the genitals can have different bumps and textures. Unless this is something new, it's most likely not anything to be concerned about. Your gyn will be better able to help with this as they'll actually be able to examine you, but in general, unless something is raw, painful, oozing, bleeding, or otherwise showing signs of distress, it's not something of immediate concern. Does this help?
Member # 100537
posted 07-20-2013 10:23 PM
Thanks so much for your response, it does help. I'm not sure if it's new or not, I've never noticed it before so I think it might be. I'm also kind of worried it might be a genital wart or something but the last time I had sex was a full year ago so I was thinking it should have shown up before now if it was one.
I have another question, I've been having some pain, discharge and itchiness and I thought it might be a yeast infection but I'm not completely sure. TMI but the discharge is kind of watery but with white chunks in it sometimes. For reasons, I can't see a doctor until my gyn appointment. I've been tested negative for chlamydia, gonorrhea and trich so since I'm sure it's not any of those, should I just use a yeast infection treatment even though I'm not 100% sure it's a yeast infection?
Jacob at Scarleteen
Member # 66249
posted 07-21-2013 04:40 AM
I think it's important to realise that if you're choosing your medication for yourself you are taking the role of a doctor and it's a risk that you take full responsibility for.
Unless you really knew what you were doing (which probably means having some background that allows you to recognise a yeast infection) and were certain that it's a yeast infection I'd recommend seeing a doctor. There are many other issues that may share some of these symptoms. Even if you were certain, we wouldn't be able to say how sound your judgement as, again, it'd be your responsibility.