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Found Pimple Inside Vagina! What is it?
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Found Pimple Inside Vagina! What is it?

Good afternoon! i have a question for the board. I noticed yesterday I have what looks like a somewhat large pimple on the inside of my vagina, located above the clitoris on the wet tissue. There are no other pimples, bumps, or anything else...just the one I'm describing. I have been tested twice this year for genital herpes and oral herpes (June and August), and both times the tests came back negative. I'm worried though, can a woman get pimples on the inside of her vagina? I tried to pop it and it feels like there is a large lump on the inside, and I tried to ***** the tip with a needle, and it looks like a tiny bit of clear liquid came out, but there's still a hard, bump feeling! I don't feel it when I'm going regular, daily activity...but it is tender to the touch, but not painful. It really does look like a pimple (large bump with a small white head), and it feels hard and was not easy to pop. Does this sound like something I should be concerned about? I know that when I stretch my vaginal skin I see small bumps that resemble chicken skin, and that those are normal...and it looks like one of those little things might be irritated? I have no clue, just taking shots in the dark and looking for an expert opinion. Thank you so much for your time and help!

Also, I recently went shopping and bought some new panties, I was in a hurry and didn't wash them like I usually do...so I basically wore them a few days after i bought them from the store. Could I have picked up anything if someone had tried those on before me! Thanks for you advice, i just don't know whether or not this is something to worry about.
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Welcome to the forum.  If I were to give you a diagnosis over the internet I would be doing you a disservice as it is inappropriate to make any diagnosis without first examining that patient.  You need to have someone take a look at this.  That said, I am guessing that what you have noticed as a cyst or occluded gland.  There are many glands in the genital region and form time to time they can become occluded.  When this occurs, normal skin bacterial or non-infectious secretions build up behind the occlusion to form a cyst or, if bacteria are present, a pimple or boil.  Either way this would not in any way be suggestive of an STD.  

Squeezing lesions such is this is the wrong thing to do. People rarely are able to get all of the material out of the lesion and as a result they re-accumulate.  In addition, if the lesion is not infected to start with, squeezing them increases the chances that this will occur.

Bottom line, there is no reason to suggest or think that this is an STD.  I suspect it is a benign process which can be readily identified if you show it to your gynecologist or other health care professional.

Hope this comment is helpful.  EWH
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Thank you for your response. I did poke a small hole in the bump with a needle and a very small amount of clear liquid came out. It doesn't burn, itch, or sting. It does feel tender when I push down on it. It looks now like a deep pimple, and there's a big, definite raised bump. I was worried about herpes, what do those in the genital region look like and how does that behave?

Also, what should I do in the meantime while I wait to see my doctor? I realize I should not have bothered it, so I want to make sure I don't get an infection. Thank you so much!
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Also, I noticed that the little extra pimple skin has poppef and rubbed off and the area doesn't look like an ulcer. It looks like regular skin, it's just tender to the touch when I clean myself from a restroom visit, or if my finger brushes across it. The skin is also slightly pink too. I'm going to my gyn in the morning, but I'm scared of what this could be. I've never had a pimple or anything like that down there. What do herpes blisters look like when they pop? After hearing my new information does it still sound like it could be a cyst or gland problem? I'm scared when I think I wore that underwear from the mall without washing it first, but I wore it days after I bought it.
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No change in my assessment. Please let me know what your GYN says.  EWH
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My appointment with my doctor was cancelled because she came down ill, so I wasn't able to see my doctor. The pimple spot doesn't hurt anymore, it popped and then was tender for about a day. Now, there's just a small red dot where the " pimple" was. What do you suggest I do? Should I get tested for anything given my last two tests were negative? Should I still try to go to the doctor eventhough the pimple is gone? I never noticed ant other pimple- looking things down there.

Also, how common is it that women get ordinary pimples on the inside of their vagina? Do they look any different from the pimples you'd get on other parts of your body?
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I would still see your GYN, even if the visit needs to be ressheduled. While I remain confident that this is not an STD, it is clearly on your mind.  I think discussing it with your GYN will be reassuring.  EWH
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Thank you for your help, I haven't had a recurring episode of that pimple-like thing...and my gyn said more likely is was a blocked gland or a cyst!

Also, can oral herpes cause swollen, white taste buds?
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Glad to hear there were no recurrences.

No, oral HSV cdoes nt cause swollen taste buds.  EWH
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