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Genital warts?

So I've noticed some bumps inside my vag. They're flesh colored and aren't painful. No pus. Not itchy. I don't think there's any abnormal discharge. They aren't red or anything. They don't look like skin tags. I was sexually abused when I was younger up until I was 14. So it won't be easy for me to get this checked out. I don't even know what the inside is supposed to look like. Bumpy? Folded? Are bumps even normal if they're asymptomatic? They're only on the inside and just at the front inner entrance.
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134578 tn?1546634665
Since the terrible old days of being abused (and, I'm so sorry for this happening to you), have you had sexual partners? If so, would you be on the kind of terms with them that it would be easy to ask them if they have genital warts? If you have had partners but aren't in that kind of easy, relaxed communication pattern with them any more, you do need to go to the doc. Ask for a woman ob/gyn, and explain that you are super uncomfortable about gyn exams because you are a survivor of sexual abuse. Ask if they can prescribe one Valium for you to take before the exam. (If it is not a problem for you to take.) One other thing that eases the fear and triggering feeling, but it kind of silly (actually, it works because it *is* kind of silly) is to take a party blower with you, the kind that roll up when you aren't blowing on them and make a phooo! noise and roll out straight when you are blowing on them, and give a good blow when the speculum goes in. (Warn the doctor. lol) You can even hand one to the nurse and ask her to do the same. It really sounds dumb, and it is, but because it makes everyone in the room laugh (especially you) and because it gives you the momentary illusion of some kind of control, it works to relax you. We got my son past his fear of shots that way -- Mommy, Daddy and he (plus the nurse) all blew at once when the shot went in, and we were laughing and other nurses were coming in to see what the heck was happening. We did that for several doctor visits, and now all he has to do is blow air out gently when getting a shot. (It still feels like a shot, but it's over in a moment, and he is not distressed.)

Anyway, good luck, do get checked. If it is an STD, you definitely want to know.
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Thank you for your response!! I've only had one sexual partner. Sadly, he was raped a few times up until he was 10 or so. He says he's never noticed any symptoms since then.
973741 tn?1342346373
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I do think our skin isn't always 'smooth' there.  Is this a change from how it was before or you just noticed it? A doctor should be able to give you a pretty clear answer relatively easily.  Women usually have a gynecological exam called a 'pap smear' every year.  Have you had one of those yet?  I know after being abused this is probably not something you want to do but it's really important.  Doctors are clinical and an ob/gyn is very efficient at getting it done quickly and easily.  Is this something you could do?  At that time, they can look to see if it is a wart, just the way your skin is or if something else is going on.  I just try to think about something else during the exams.  You could try headphones and your phone with music.  That might work and doesn't have any last effect after the exam.  

Here is information on genital warts.  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-warts/symptoms-causes/syc-20355234.  Now, I don't know how old you are and if you had regular doctors visits.  But for the past several years, doctors have been vaccinating against warts starting in the early teens.  I have a 14 and 15 year old sons and both have had their HPV vaccination. So, maybe you were vaccinated.

And this really could just be normal lumps and bumps of that anatomy.  Let us know!
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Thank you for the response!! <3 I believe I was vaccinated. There are two types of HPV vaccines, right? I can't remember which one I got. The bump doesn't really look like a wart, just random bumps. I can't remember when I started noticing them. But they've changed over time, iirc
From another site: "The HPV vaccine can prevent most genital warts and most cases of cervical cancer." My guess is that if you find out you did get the HPV vaccine (it's given in two shots: one and a booster in 6 months) you will also find out that you're mostly protected against genital warts. But see your doc, you need your specific problem to be correctly diagnosed.  Good luck. :)
So, hopefully you were vaccinated!  Double check on that-- as then that would make this a lot simpler!  :>))
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