7:42 pm - 12/21/2011

Yeast infection and bumps, aka my vagina is very unhappy with me

Hi everyone.

So last week I was diagnosed with a yeast infection after going on antibiotics for a UTI, and I was blood tested for herpes last week (negative for both types). I now strongly think I've also developed an external yeast infection as well.

Last night, I decided to shave (this was before I figured out that I had an external yeast infection), and I noticed a bump on the right side of my labia. So now I'm worried I actually have herpes and that the blood test didn't pick it up :(.

And another question: is it possible to get zits on your labia minora? I just had a bump there that popped a bit of pus and blood, so I'm wondering if this is normal.


Here's a photo. Note: the bumps doesn't hurt or sting at all. It just looks suspicious to me so I'm worried.

Here is the left side, for comparison. My vagina is REALLY REALLY red.

What do these look like to you?

Thanks all.
intricate_wish 22nd-Dec-2011 01:01 am (UTC)
I wouldn't stress about it being Herpes the tests would have picked it up! I've had unusual lumps before and they have been cysts, which require a script for antibiotics. Other times it has been ingrown hairs which go away after applying hot water to the affected area.. What you have kinda looks like some sort of sweat rash to me? But yeah I'm no dr, if you're so worried maybe go see one, I would like to know the outcome =)
littlemonster5 22nd-Dec-2011 01:04 am (UTC)
I do notice that I get some redness at the top of my labia when my hair grows long (and I get lazy). Would a sweat rash cause a red bump too?
slinkslowdown 22nd-Dec-2011 01:05 am (UTC)
Sweat could cause a clogged pore/hair follicle, which could make a bump.
intricate_wish 22nd-Dec-2011 01:07 am (UTC)
Ooh ok I'd say it is an ingrown hair! That was just a stab in the dark @ sweat rash, I've never actually had that to know haha.. Maybe try applying a hot wet towel to the lump and see if you can see an ingrown there. Otherwise there are ingrown-hair lotions u can use or teatree oil. The cream i use after waxing says to apply twice a day for 7 days for serious lumps/bumps and it works fairly well!
makale_83 22nd-Dec-2011 01:06 am (UTC)
looks a lot like an ingrown hair to me
gloraelin 22nd-Dec-2011 01:11 am (UTC)
Nthing ingrown and/or heat rash! Especially since it looks like you just shaved recently and the other hairs are starting to get to that "annoying scraggle" length, AND since you just had blood tests for herpes. I would try to just keep an eye on it, maybe put a little aloe on it or a warm compress, but I don't think it's anything to worry over.
danibannani 22nd-Dec-2011 03:37 am (UTC)
I get those all the effing time. They hurt. They hurt a lot.

If they are puss filled, sit in the bathtub filled with about 3 inches of warm water twice a day. Eventually it'll come to a head and either drain itself or you can gently squeeze and it will pop. Yay.

Are you scratching? You can develop the cystlike ones from scratching and it increases your chance of cancer. So, don't scratch.

If there's one on your inside labia, the minora, and it's towards the top of the opening? That's a bulliuns cyst. Do the sits baths, it may drain. If it gets a lot larger quickly and you feel bad or have a fever, go to urgent care or the ER, you have an abscess and they need to drain it.

As you can see, I'm familiar with this.
alygirl_93 17th-Jul-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
I noticed I had a bump to & it hurts I just noticed it today after my bath
it's on the edge of my labia between inside and outside of the labia.
meowquack What were the results? 21st-Jun-2014 07:58 am (UTC)
The exact same thing is happening to me! I took antibiotics and now my entire vagina and vulva is itchy and inflamed. I haven't been able to see the doctor yet but from what I can tell online it's probably a yeast infection. However, there was one random pimple that bursted and now I'm paranoid it's herpes! How did things turn out with you?
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