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Small bump outside vagina. Brown stuff oozes out when squeezed. What is it?

this is a very personal question. there was a small bump on the outside of my vagina . and i thought it was just an ingrown hair because i had shaved the night before. but today, it was bigger and more painful. and i squeezed it and brown stuff came out of it? what is this? i know it cant me an STD because i am not sexually active.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Thanks for the query.
Your symptom of painful swelling and brown discharge suggests a boil or furuncle which is infected.
Staphylococcus aureus bacteria cause skin boils, also called furuncles. Boils, which form in a hair follicle and the surrounding tissue, start as a red tender lump that enlarges and develops a white or yellow pus-filled center.
I suggest you to take antibiotics for 7 days.
You can generally treat small boils at home by applying warm compresses to relieve pain and promote natural drainage.
Hope this helps.
Dr Nilofer
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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