11:53 pm - 06/20/2011

Very tiny bumps in vagina

Hello everyone!

I have non-painful, pinprick-sized bumps in two (seemingly) straight lines on one side of my vaginal walls.

I'm worried that this means I have an STI, but it wouldn't make complete sense for a number of reasons. I've only ever had sex with my partner; he's only had sex once or twice before (with the same person both times), and always used condoms when he did. When the doctor was inspecting my inner bits before inserting my IUD, she didn't say that anything was wrong. I received the HPV vaccine before becoming sexually active.

Any advice/insight would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
knittinggoddess 21st-Jun-2011 06:30 am (UTC)
If your doctor was looking inside and didn't say anything about the bumps, that's a good sign! As for the HPV potentiality, the HPV vaccine doesn't cover every single HPV strain ever, so it could be one of those. Do you know how long the bumps have been around? They could just be a benign part of the vaginal texture.
modmob 21st-Jun-2011 12:09 pm (UTC)
No, I don't know how long the bumps have been around for - I only started noticing them recently, when I began to do self-exams.
smc8288 21st-Jun-2011 12:26 pm (UTC)
I think I know exactly what you're talking about! I noticed them and started freaking myself out and googling all sorts of things (don't do it! if you're worried, just ask your doctor!) and when I went to get myself checked out at my school's clinic, she said it was normal and just the way the skin is down there.. Sometimes they seem more prominent but it's just due to irritation or whatever. I highly doubt it's anything to worry about, but just ask next time you're at the doctor :)
jennifer0246 21st-Jun-2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Sounds like normal vaginal wall texture. You can certainly have a medical provider specifically examine them, but this doesn't sound like anything abnormal to me at all.
afilteredview 21st-Jun-2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Could they be Fordyce spots?

modmob 21st-Jun-2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
I looked those up, and I think that there's a definite possibility that they are. Can those spots occur in the vagina itself, though? The websites I've looked at say they're more likely to occur on the vulva.
neverlukewarm 21st-Jun-2011 07:57 pm (UTC)
If they're what I think they are, they are perfectly normal glands. It's the fact that they're small, non-painful and in symmetrical straight lines that makes me think this.
justforapicture 23rd-Jun-2011 12:31 am (UTC)
I've got the bumps! The gyno never said anything about them. To the best of my knowledge: totally normal :).
dmeadows12 6th-Feb-2014 03:02 pm (UTC)
Just commenting because I think I have a similar thing, did you ever find out what it was? Mine feel very bumpy little lumps up the top side of the vaginal canal and I know its not just rugae ridges, they feel like actual round small spots that are hard, I have a slightly similar bumpiness on the otherside but not so many bumps. Looking inside I can see some bumps just inside the entrance but as I have vestibular papillae I'm not sure whether it's these papillae spreading into the vagina or whether its small bumps of rugae that have formed. I'm really worried. I don't know if high-risk hpv manifests in this manner I can't find anything online. I really don't think there warts but they worry me.
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