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Question: what is the small pink item hanging from my vagina?

 vitti - Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:58 pm

there is a small pink thing hanging from my vagina. i noticed it made a small swollen hoop after loosing my virginity. then it tore? after my second time having sex. (the 2nd time was not with the same partner maybe about a month later). it did not tear immediatly maybe the nxt day. the tip from which was bleeding a little bit. (because of the tear) now the pink thing just hangs there, dangling. what is it? it is pushed back inside during sex. but after a while falls out again. i have become self contious and not sure if my boyfriend knows it exist. is it normal? are there other females with the same issue?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:40 pm

User avatar Hello,
Only your health care provider, on examination, can properly diagnose this but I suspect it may be a vaginal skin tag or vaginal cyst. A tag is a benign growth of skin. It is harmless but can become irritated because of friction. If it bothers you it can be removed with freezing or minor surgery but this is simply cosmetic.

A cyst is also typically harmless. Sometimes a Gartner cyst enlarges enough to poke through the vaginal opening. There are other cysts as well, such as bartholin gland cysts.

Again, see your doctor for an accurate diagnosis and treatment if it causes discomfort. Discussing it at a routine visit would be fine.

Best wishes.

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