Vaginal Lumps and Bumps
Vaginal lumps, bumps and blisters are one of the most common symptoms that women present with at a Women’s Health Clinic.
These symptoms are common, yet are a source of great distress for many women.
They may sometimes be associated with other symptoms such as pain or itch, and are usually either noticed incidentally by the patient or by their partners.
Causes of Vaginal Lumps And Bumps
There are several different causes of vaginal lumps and bumps. Here are a few of the commonly seen ones:
Genital Herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. It is one of the most common causes of abnormal vaginal lumps and bumps in women.
Women with genital herpes usually present with painful bumps or blisters around the vagina. This may be associated with soreness, tingling or pain during urination.
Genital warts are another extremely common cause of abnormal vaginal bumps in women.
They are also a type of sexually transmitted infection caused by the Human Papillomavirus HPV.
They may present with abnormal fleshy bumps which are usually skin coloured, painless and occur in multiple lesions.
Non STD Related
Vaginal or Vulva Abscess
Abscesses around the genital region are relatively common due to the presence of bacteria around the skin and hair there.
A combination of sweat, humidity, clogged pores and bacteria leads to the formation of a vaginal or vulva abscess.
Molluscum is a type of skin infection caused by the virus Molluscum Contagiosum.
These skin lesions usually appear as flesh coloured bumps around 1-2cm in size, are painless and not itchy.
Common ways that Molluscum spreads is through direct skin to skin contact with an infected person, or through contact with contaminated towels.
Frequent shaving especially around the private region around the pubic or vulva region can lead to inflammation of the hair follicles known as folliculitis.
This presents as painful tiny bumps or pustules.
The Bartholin Gland is a tiny gland that is located at each side of the opening of the vagina.
This gland is responsible for producing vaginal fluids, and often gets clogged. This leads to the formation of a Bartholin’s Cyst.
Sometimes, this cyst may get infected to form a Bartholin’s Abscess. This is usually tender and painful.
When To See A Doctor?
There can be so many different causes of abnormal vaginal lumps and bumps. Some conditions are more serious than others.
Hence, it is important to always get evaluated properly by an experienced women’s health doctor to get the right diagnosis and treatment.
If you experience any abnormal lumps or bumps that you have never noticed before, or are unsure if any abnormal symptoms that you are experiencing, do consult us!
Think you need a Consultation?
Treatment of vaginal lumps and bumps depends on the underlying condition.
The most important step is to get yourself checked by an experienced doctor with a thorough history and physical examination, and to get the appropriate treatment for your condition.
At Ezra Clinic, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Women’s Health conditions like abnormal vaginal lumps and bumps.
With our experience, we strive to provide a detailed consultation, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for all vaginal lumps and bumps conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Normal structures like enlarged oil glands or ingrown hairs due to hair removal may sometimes form tiny bumps on the vulva that you take notice of.
Sometimes, lumps and bumps are caused by benign and harmless conditions like skin tags as well.
Abnormal vaginal bumps are common presenting symptoms of common STDs like genital herpes or genital warts.
It is important to get screened if you are worried.
Dr Michelle Chia
After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Michelle's journey allowed her to train in Women's Health and Aesthetic Medicine. Her experience has led her to be featured on multiple media platforms including Radio Stations and prominent Magazines like Her World, Women's Weekly and CLEO. Her work has also received recognition both locally and internationally in several Medical Conferences.
Ezra Clinic is a Women’s Health, Wellness and Aesthetic Clinic that is conveniently located at the top floor of Royal Square Medical Suites in Novena, Singapore’s Medical Health Hub.
Helmed by Dr Michelle Chia, Ezra Clinic is your chosen one stop clinic for all your Women’s Health and Wellness needs.