Today in awkward health things you may have googled but are afraid to talk about: bumps on your labia the part of the vulva known as the lips and general genital region near your vagina. The various types of bumps often have different symptoms and appearances, but they typically all have one thing in common: the ability to send you into a panicked Google spiral that ends in you convinced you have a rare, untreatable cancer. Very unlikely, Alyssa DweckM.
Cysts are made when a gland or duct is clogged and liquid collects in a sac. Inside the vagina, they are usually painless, round lumps that can get to be the size of a plum before you notice them. Many are found along the sides of the vagina, but they rarely get larger than a dime.
Ms Tania Adibconsultant gynaecologist at The Medical Chambers Kensington, looks at the most common causes of vulval and vaginal lumps and bumps:. Vulva is the general name given to the external parts of the female genitals. As with your breastscheck your vulva regularly, so that you can tell if something changes.
Vaginal cancer is cancer that occurs in the vagina — the muscular tube that connects the uterus with the outer genitals. Vaginal cancer is a rare cancer that occurs in your vagina — the muscular tube that connects your uterus with your outer genitals. Vaginal cancer most commonly occurs in the cells that line the surface of your vagina, which is sometimes called the birth canal.
Vaginal cancer is rare. About one in every Australian women with cancer have cancer of the vagina. Each year about 90 new cases of vaginal cancer are found in Australian women.
Finding a bump near your vaginal area can quickly send you into a panic, but not every issue down there is cause for alarm. Bumps can be anything from a pimple to a skin infection, so to keep yourself calm, it's good to know what kind of pubic area bumps to look out for. However, it's always best to get anything new checked out by your gynecologist to be sure.
Most women with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia VIN have no symptoms at all. When a woman with VIN does have a symptom, it is most often itching that does not go away or get better. An area of VIN may look different from normal vulvar skin.
Download the print-ready version of this fact sheet KB. It includes: the mons pubis the pad of fatty tissue covered with pubic hair ; the clitoris; labia majora the outer lips ; labia minora the inner lips ; the vestibule area immediately surrounding the vaginal opening ; the urinary opening; vaginal opening which may include the hymen — a thin piece of skin at the entrance to the vagina 1 ; and the perineum area of skin between the anus and vagina. The vulva also includes a number of glands, which produce fluids to cleanse and moisturise the vagina.
Vaginal bumps and lumps are common, especially during your childbearing years or as you age. Keep reading to learn more about the causes for changes to your skin in this area and when you should see a doctor. The vagina is a muscular tube that leads to your cervixwhich is the opening to your uterus.