6:52 pm - 09/23/2018

Annoying bumps in my genital area

Hey, I keep getting these bumps in my genital area and I'm trying to figure out what they are. They start out small and skin colored, then as they get larger they turn red. I usually get them right before my period or while I'm on my period and using a pad. Sometimes they randomly appear but I think it may be because of the type of panties I wear (sometimes the panties are a little snug in the bikini line area), They are painless and don't itch. I've been using tea tree oil to heal them but it's a slow process. Here's 2 pictures.

kurikuribebi 24th-Sep-2018 02:23 am (UTC)
I used to get these all the time, also around my period. I used to wear somewhat snug undies, and with pads, they'd cause irritation. Switching to looser knickers and the type of pad I used helped. My gyno said it was vaginal acne.
slinkslowdown 24th-Sep-2018 02:23 am (UTC)
Please put the images behind an LJ cut. This FAQ explains how to: https://www.livejournal.com/support/faq/75.html
prettybrownsid 28th-Sep-2018 04:48 am (UTC)
archangelbeth 24th-Sep-2018 04:39 am (UTC)
While there is a slight chance that they might be HSV (herpes), it looks more like what kurikuribebi suggests: acne. You might also have a slight sensitivity to latex, which could contribute (making it an allergic reaction).

You might want to get a swab of one of the bumps just to make sure it's not HSV, and it's not out of the question you might want to talk to an allergist to see if it might be a mild latex allergy -- but it does look more like ingrown-hair or blocked pore, yeah.

(And yes, please put under a cut, as slinkslowdown asks! O:> )
prettybrownsid 28th-Sep-2018 04:49 am (UTC)
Thanks, I have really sensitive skin and a lot of allergies so I’m not sure what it is. I plan to schedule a doctors appointment to find out.
lisasimpsonfan 24th-Sep-2018 05:35 am (UTC)
Please put your pictures under a cut. The rules of the community ask that you put pictures under a cut. If you need help slinkslowdown posted a link with directions. Please don't make us report your post to the mods.
prettybrownsid 28th-Sep-2018 04:51 am (UTC)
I understand, however I didn’t know how to. The problem is fixed now.
patchworkorange 24th-Sep-2018 12:44 pm (UTC)
I get spots between my labia....start out as a hard little lump that doesn't bother me, but through time they fill, swell and get a bit painful. Eventually then (usually in the night) they will open and naturally express the contents, which I'll find as a hardened lump stuck to me upon waking.

I know they're perfectly normal :)
prettybrownsid 28th-Sep-2018 04:50 am (UTC)
Sometimes that happens to me as well.
full_metal_ox 26th-Sep-2018 07:11 pm (UTC)
OP, please consider one reason that people are telling you to use an lj-cut: I happen to be viewing your post in a public library, and I had to scroll down past your photo to avoid sharing your junk with everyone in the line of view.

Your profile indicates that yours is a brand-new account (possibly created for the express purpose of asking this question); here are HTML instructions, courtesy of Pfeffermuse, on how to perform an lj-cut:

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prettybrownsid 28th-Sep-2018 04:50 am (UTC)
Sorry and thanks.
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