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Question: Texture and feeling of normal vagina / vulva


 whyohwhy4 - Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:36 pm

Hello! Im an 18 y/o female, who hasnt had sex in over a year. but i have what look like pimples on my vulva. they don't itch (except when i had a yeast infection). i am worried that it may be some kind of STD (even though ive only had sex twice, both times with condoms). but they appear as pimples, similar to those that occur on my face. is this normal? it seems logical that it could be, seeing as the area is constantly aggitated (horseback riding, and masturbation). any insight you could give me about normal texture/feeling of the vulva/vagina. thanks so much.

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 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:20 pm

User avatar Good chance these are simple blogged sebaceous (oil) glands, but they could also be cysts, abscesses or ingrown hairs. For relief you can try warm compresses. Get wash cloth wet with warm water, squeeze excess and gently place on affected area. Do this several times a day. Do not squeeze, for risk of infection. If you develop signs of infection, call your doctor and be sure the office stand understands you may have an infection so they won't try to give you a date 3 weeks later

I too, feel confident it is probably not something serious such as an STD. But if it gets worse, spreads, itches, burns, or never goes away, you should probably see your health care provider anyway to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment if indicated.

Good luck

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