Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
184 Doctors are Online

Purple freckle appeared on vagina. Can shaving cause this?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 345 Questions
last night I noticed a very small blackish purple freckle right at the edge of my vaginal labia, it is definitely raised. I actually have 2 others that are not raised and brown. This one concerns me as it is different. I do shave there so thought maybe it was due to that, I tried to squeeze it thinking it was a blood blister, but it doesn't seem to be. It is about the size of a pin-head.
Posted Fri, 11 Jan 2013 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Kruti 3 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

I will be glad to be of assistance.

I can understand your concern.

There is a possibility that it could be seborrheic keratosis.

This is a benign growth that is dead skin and can occur as an aging change.

But it would be best to visit your dermatologist who can examine it and rule out any malignancy if present.

He would be able to do a dermatoscopy which will allow him to see the freckle microscopically.

That will enable him to confirm the diagnosis and treat it appropriately.

Please let me know of you have any additional concerns.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Purple freckle appeared on vagina. Can shaving cause this? 24 hours later
It is not anything like seborrheic is purple raised and shiny, like a blood blister, but it is not...I am concerned it could be a melanoma...
Answered by Dr. Kruti 3 hours later

Thanks for your reply.

It could be melanoma. Hence you need to visit your dermatologist for a dermatoscopy so that melanoma can be ruled out.

Dermatoscopy allows visualization of the structures within the skin.

Hence that would be helpful to you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor