11:45 am - 12/17/2008

blood blister on inner labia?

Yesterday I noticed something on my inner labia that resembles a blood blister.  It's a dark red bump, kind of hard (which would make sense if it's filled with blood like it looks like it is), and a little tender.  It's also a little itchy at times, but it seems to me this could be because of a healing process.  I know that I probably ought to go to the doctor, but I won't be able to for a few days (I have final exams and then I'm going home for the holidays, so I wouldn't be able to see anyone until I'm home), and in the meantime I was wondering if anyone has had something like this or knows what it might be?  I can't think of anything that would have caused a blood blister there, and I'm not aware of any sort of infection that might have that as a symptom.  I tried some googling, but I didn't find much.

Thanks in advance for any insight!
darsynia 17th-Dec-2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
I've had these before--is it kind of itchy but mostly painful when it's touched? In the past, I've viewed it as sort of... a pimple in a painful place, that's red because of the location, as opposed to it being dangerous. It hadn't occurred to me to consult a doctor for it, but it might be a good idea if it's been a while (week+) and its condition isn't changing.
uglydragonfly 17th-Dec-2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
That sounds almost exactly like what I've got going on! It doesn't LOOK particularly dangerous, but I'd never heard of anything like that before so I was a little unsettled. It hasn't been there long and it's already looking better, so it's probably nothing to worry about, but thanks for helping me put my mind at ease!
uglydragonfly 17th-Dec-2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
I was mostly worried because I'd never heard of it before, but sounds like it's probably nothing to worry about. Thanks for your input!
shesthe_rocket 17th-Dec-2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Ive also had this, it hurt so much. I also had a lump sort full of puss but I talked to my doctor and he said it was normal and I should try to pop them. The puss looked like green thick mucus, idk its a delicate area but I've had blood blisters too and I just pop them and neither of them have come back. It's painful when you are trying to pop them but its such a relief when theyre finally gone.
uglydragonfly 17th-Dec-2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Ouch! Mine isn't bad enough that I feel like trying to pop it, but I'll keep that in mind if it gets worse or happens again. Thanks!
pervisddd 18th-Dec-2008 06:01 am (UTC)
I have this issue, too! I asked my doctor about it and she prescribed me some Tetracycline for it. She said they're basically pimples and that the tetracycline would fix that. I take it and so far, no more of these annoying things. They hurt like a mother though, I'd get them right in a spot where anytime I sat down, i'd feel it squish and pinch. Yeah, TMI?
tokio 19th-Dec-2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I know exactly what this is. It's basically an inflamed sebaceous cyst. A pore gets inflamed, grows large, and the pores around it get pissed off too. The entire thing grows, trapping more pores beneath the infection. So, here are some tips:

- Go pants-less if you can. Wear skirts as much as possible, and only wear breathable, cotton panties.
- Do not pop it, squeeze it, touch it, or push it. This will drive the infection farther into the skin.
- If you have any castor oil, rub it lightly on the affected area, get into a warm bath and massage it gently. Let the castor oil sit on it a while.
- If it's painful, try taking a bath with warm epsom salts and chamomile. It will reduce inflammation and calm the area.
- Do NOTNOTNOTNOT put a hot compress on it. This will allow the bacteria to thrive, and it will make it very angry.

If the pimple is on your labia minora or on the inside of your labia majora, stick to natural treatments -- don't put any ointments with benzoyl peroxide on it. In my experience, that hardly works anyway. You'll be able to tell the pimple is healing and the pus is draining once you can gently touch it and it squishes a little bit. At that point, you'll know it should be gone in a few days. Genital pimples take longer to heal because the moist environment is perfect for them.
tokio 19th-Dec-2008 02:18 am (UTC)
I cannot stress how important it is not to pop it! Some people have good luck with that, but it's just luck! You'd be essentially breaking the skin and letting more infection come in. It might close back up and get worse.
nurse2u 22nd-Oct-2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I think you have cambell de Morgan Spots also known as cherry haemangioma's...........The bright red or purple color of Campbell de Morgan Spots results from tiny capillaries at the skin’s surface clustering together and dilating. They are not harmful, and are considered a benign skin growth. Campbell de Morgan Spots are not painful, but some are prone to bleeding when scratched or bruised. People may want them removed simply because they find their presence annoying or unsightly. From a purely medical perspective they don’t require removal unless they’re prone to bleeding frequently.

Commonly, doctors remove Campbell de Morgan Spots via three different methods. Electrosurgery is minor surgery, using a small needle that generates electricity to disrupt and remove an angioma. Cryotherapy is most common, and uses liquid nitrogen to essentially freeze off Campbell de Morgan Spots. Laser removal is now possible with many Campbell de Morgan Spots. These procedures tend to leave very little scarring, if any.

In some cases, Campbell de Morgan Spots do enlarge past the quarter inch mentioned. In these cases, if you notice growth of the spot it can be a good idea to have it removed. Sometimes doctors perform a biopsy to be certain that the spots are indeed harmless angioma. This is often unnecessary since they are well recognized by the medical community. Larger Campbell de Morgan Spots may be slightly more prone to bleeding and a bit more scarring when removed.

Physicians don’t really know what causes Campbell de Morgan Spots, though it is theorized they simply represent one of the aging factors of skin. They occur with equal frequency in both men and women, and incidence of them occurring tends to go up as we age. Some people seem more prone to getting Campbell de Morgan Spots than do others, suggesting that certain skin types or population groups may be more at risk.
kittyc76 27th-Dec-2009 03:38 am (UTC)
I have something similar. Right on the edge of the opening of my vagina, I have a lump. I have been to the dr's several times. They aspirate (sp) it every time I go. What that means is that they stick a needle in and drain the blood. Oddly, the blood that is drained from me is old brownish blood. This this reoccurs almost monthly but not with my menstral cycle or anything like that. Dr thought that it might be do to rough sex, but I took a break and it still came back. It is very painful and feels like I can pop it but I cant and I stopped trying. I guess my next step is to go under so that the dr can stitch the capillary(ies) that she believe are pooling in that area.
tornishca 8th-Jun-2010 01:05 pm (UTC)
I've had blood blisters down there before. It was right next to my clitoris, so it was unbelievably painful and itchy since it seemed to constantly be rubbing against everything.
Anyway, keep an eye on it, see how it develops and make a dr's appointment if you're still worried.
knittinggoddess 15th-Mar-2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
Why does "dr" link to forehead-acne.net in your comment? Crazy automatic HTML times?
standard1983 Me two!!7th-Jan-2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
I have this too and have for around 6 months, I have been to the doctor about it when i first notice and they explained to me that it was were my underware rubbed, it usually appears if you shave and have noticed that this is a common factor. I'm lucky that mine doesn't hurt though because it does sound quite painful if it does.
secretkat420 Me too!5th-May-2015 04:05 am (UTC)
I am brand new to this site. I signed up because I have the same exact thing that you posted about, and I was curious if anyone had any advice. I see that your post is from 2008 though... If you do read this, what happened with your sore?
timmermankm Vaginal Blood Blisters 11th-Feb-2016 09:53 am (UTC)
I noticed I had blood blisters after my second child. Never had them before. Didnt think much of it. Figured it was from complications I was having during child birth. Then many years later I go to the doctor for an ablation and asked him about them. He said, " Those are just blood blisters. I see them alot on patients. If they bother you, I can pop them for you now or come back at another time". Needless to say, I haven't gotten them popped yet. But definitely want them removed. Makes it difficult to shave there. But I do know I have popped one before and nothing bad happened. And the doc was willing to pop all of them. So I don't think popping them is a bad idea. Just hope they stay gone.
Diane Fox Hello8th-Mar-2016 09:39 pm (UTC)
Is there a picture anywhere so I can see if it looks like mine?
Sarah Beckley RE: Hello9th-Feb-2017 12:00 am (UTC)
A blood blister that is OK to pop is a dark red or black lump that can be sized from a pin head to a dime or so (typically). They also pop very easily with a small pinch.

Pimples, which shouldn't be popped, may be other colors and usually hurt, itch and are hard to pop.

You can Google blood blisters to see what they look like.
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