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White Bump on Clitoris

Hi I am 18 years old and have never been to a gyno and I am not sexually active; however, I have noticed recently that I have a white bump directly on my clitoris and after doing research I had thought it was a cyst but it has not come to a head and when I tried to pop it because I thought it was a pimple I felt extreme pain as if someone had kicked me on my clitoris. There is no itch and discharge is normal. This white bump makes me rather uneasy and I feel like it could be abnormal since it wasn't always there. I was wondering if anyone knew what this could be?
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Hun, you are 18, you should be seeing a gyno every six months for a pap smear. I would start going now, that bump is your perfect excuse to see one for the first time.

I cringed at the thought of trying to pop something on my clit, leave it alone, don't pop it.
Go to the Gyno.
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It can be scary when you find bumps on places they shouldn't be!  I just recently went to the Gyno about a white bump on the inside of my inside.  Make since, it didn't make since to my Dr. either.  I had to point it out to her.  She then proceeded to smash and pick and poke the darn thing and nothing came out.  She tried to drain it and she said that it didn't look like any kind of herpes or warts.  So she gave me antibiotics and that didn't help it.  It just eventually went away, still don't know what it was.  She told me not to worry about it.  Mine didn't hurt though, you might just have an ingrown hair or infected hair fallical.  If it soon don't go away I would make an appointment b/c you still need to have a pap smear on a regular basis every year b/c I was diagnosed with the good ol' cancer cells on my cervix last year---trust me you don't won't to have a leep procedure!!  Go to the Doctor and have your stuff checked out!
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i would not worry about it!  i had the same thing a couple of different times and it lasted about 3 weeks and then just went away on its own...
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well, just and update.  the bumps went away after about 2-3 weeks for those of you reading this...
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First, you don't need to see a gyno until you are 21 unless you have a problem or are sexually active. Second, I have also had these bumps. I was told that they were from friction such as tight jeans.
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I have something just like that and it really hurts and it's not going away. I don't want to see a doctor and once I pulled one weird white thing out and 3 more came back!! Btw I'm 13 and not sexually active.
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I also have a White bump on the inside of my clit and I'm nit sexually active and only 14 I don't know what it is. The rest of the comments say that it will go away, but I'm scared to tallk to family or friends about it, any ideas?
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Omg im 14 too!!! and im soooo SCARED!!! like i had mine FOREVER!!!!!! on my Labia and Clit...!!!!! and all over!! and i told my mom we made 4 app. But their all got cancled bcuz the doctors are dumb.!!!! so i still didnt get it checked out.!!! i saw pics and i saw alot that looked like mine and it looked like cancer!! and im so scared. b/c Cancer runs in my Family!! and their like white bumps Little!!! not all the same size.. and their likebumpy feeling but ughhhhh
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i am very scared i noticed a few days ago a bump it was wite like and hard right on my clit it has gotten bigger what should i so i am so scared
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Im 13! I have know i idea what these white bumps are i have snd im freakin scared. I noticed then about 5 days ago and they hurt so much ehen i tryed to pop one. One even started swelling but i didnt touch that one. What sre these things? Do i need to see a doctor or? I need answers too!
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I Hav a White bump on my clit and i popped it this white stuff came out and i thought it was a pimple. but after i popped it i hav a lil hole there now... im scared cuz i clean the hole a lot cuz it itches like crazy sometimes... its been awhile and the hole is still there... idk wht to do im 17 and not sexually active..


Please if u got something 2 help me or anythin u know let mee no.. 0.o : /
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What you're describing is Smegma, I had it too, I just removed it, but it's better that a gyno removes it. This is what Smegma is:

Many people think that just men have smegma, but that is not true. Women also have smegma. Some of you may be asking what is smegma? The definition in the Mirriam-Webster Online Dictionary for smegma is " the secretion of a sebaceous gland; specifically: the cheesy sebaceous matter that collects between the glans (glands) penis and the foreskin or around the clitoris and labia minora." The pronunciation example that Mirriam Webster gives is, \'smeg-mə\. Notice that the definition mentions the clitoris and labia minora as well as the penis and foreskin. So there you have it, women have smegma too.
More about smegma
Glands that are located around the clitoris and the vulva secrete sebum. When the sebum is not washed away, it accumulates. The accumulation of sebum combined with dead skin cells forms smegma. Smegma is a white, cheese like substance that sticks to the skin. Some women produce more smegma than others do. Some women may never notice their smegma. Other women may find that they have to cleanse their vaginas several times a day to remove the accumulation of smegma.

What is the purpose of smegma in women?
According to femininehygiene.com, "It is very important for the glans (glands) of the clitoris to have adequate lubrication. This permits the clitoral hood to slide over the glans (glands) of the clitoris easily and without undue sensitivity or discomfort."

Hygiene and smegma
Proper hygiene is always important. Several problems can arise if smegma is not regularly washed away. One common problem is odor. The build-up of smegma can produce a strong and sometimes unpleasant odor.

When smegma is allowed to accumulate for too long, it can dry out and become hard, which can produce irritation in the vagina. The irritation can present symptoms of pain, burning or feeling itchy. This is particularly the case when smegma accumulates under the clitoral hood.

A more serious complication is clitoral and labial adhesions that can result from the build-up of smegma. A clitoral adhesion is when the clitoral hood becomes attached to the clitoris. When this happens, the clitoral hood can not slide over the clitoris. A labial adhesion is when the labia attach together. This can result in the labia or (lips) not being able to be spread apart from each other. Both clitoral and labial adhesions can cause a great deal of discomfort.

Sometimes clitoral and labial adhesions can be treated at home. One way is gently rub vitamin e oil on the adhesion to try and soften the smegma. This may soften the smegma and release the adhesion. Another way is to soak in a bath to try and soften the smegma and release the adhesion. It is important to be gentle with the area and not try to force the adhesion apart, because vaginal skin is very delicate and can tear easily. If these methods do not work, then a doctor will have to be seen to release the adhesion.

Cleaning smegma and the vagina
Soaps and detergents can be very irritating to the vagina. They can affect the delicate ph balance of the vagina, cause sensitivity reactions and can even cause infections. Really all that is needed to clean the vagina is water. When cleaning the vagina with water, it is important to remember to clean around the labia and to retract the clitoral hood in order to remove smegma that may have collected there. A q-tip or cotton ball may be used to help remove smegma. If smegma is difficult to remove, especially under the clitoral hood, a little bit of vitamin e oil can be used on a q-tip. This method works very well.

Smegma is nothing to worry about
Smegma is naturally produced by a woman's body. As long as proper hygiene practices are used, a woman should not have any problems with smegma.
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I'm 16 years old ive had this thing on my clit for awhile now it just came I'm not sexual active and I'm scared I want it to go away
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If she is not sexually active then they might tell her it's not required. The last time I went to the doctor (around 18) I mentioned that I had never been to a gynecologist but that I wasn't sexually active. They said that if you're not sexually active and get regular general check-ups (with no suspicious symptoms) then you don't really need to start seeing the gyno regularly until you are 21.
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