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Cause of non-itchy bumps on vaginal inner lip?

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Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014
Question: Hello, I have a problem and cant see a doctor for another week. I had a small bump on my vagina inner lip about three weeks ago. After that one showed it reduced in size and I got another small bump. There is no white head and no pain except I tried squeezing it which made it a little tender and larger. Im assuming from trying to squeeze it. I have been with my boyfriend for two years and him and I are the only ones we have been with. I had hpv about 5 years ago but have had clean paps for the last 3 years. Both bumps are there still. There was no blister and no cauliflower look to it. I am not having flu like symptoms or swollen glands. There is also no itching and when I'm not worrying about it I forget its even there. Please help.
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Answered by Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer: looks like infection, maybe HPV Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. It looks like you are having an infection. It may be a recurrence of your HPV or it may be another local bacterial infection of the vaginal glands. It is usual for any infection that if there is no pus and you try to squeeze it, it swells and becomes tender. So this is a usual response. There are a few things that you can do, Give mild hot fomentation to the bump, if it is mild infection then usually goes away. maintain local hygiene and change your undergarments two to three times and wash them in hot water. Also clean the local parts with warm water two to three times a day. An HPV PCR test to check for recurrence of infection if the above treatment does not help. Every recurrence will not give rise to all the symptoms. If it develops a pus point, then only squeeze it and extract all the pus. Clean it with antiseptic solution like savlon or betadine after removing the pus. This may need to be done once or twice after which they usually heal. If they continue to recur, you may need antibiotics orally at the prescription of your local doctor. Please feel free to ask any more queries. Thanks for using XXXXXXX Do not worry, have a nice day. Dr Madhuri Bagde Consultant Ob Gy
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Follow up: Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (27 minutes later)
If it is bacterial infection is it contagious? What normally causes an infection like that? How long would an hpv break out last? When I was diagnosed it was never on the outside of my vagina. How long should it take for the infection to go away?
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Answered by Dr. Madhuri N Bagde (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Do not worry Detailed Answer: Hi, Please do not worry as bacterial infections are common. They may be sexually transmitted or may occur from blocking of the ducts of glands that are present in the vaginal area. They can also occur after any trauma or friction. Regarding it being contagious; If the skin or mucosa is intact, there is less chance of spread. If there is pus, it is very infectious. Still is is advisable to use condoms or avoid sex if possible. Try the above treatment, you may also try antibacterial creams like nitrofurantoin ointment along with warm compresses, or hot fomentation to help clear it early. Wait for a day or two. If it is a bacterial infection, it will either subside with the above treatment or develop a pus pointer. Regarding HPV; Your earlier query says that it is on the inner side of vagina. HPV can occur on the inside or the outside. Also if untreated it will take months to clear depending upon once immune response or the capacity of the body to fight it off. With treatment it will clear in a month or so depending upon the type of treatment. Please do not worry and wait for a few days to see how it behaves. I would be happy to answer any more queries. Feel free to ask them Dr Madhuri Bagde
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Cause of non-itchy bumps on vaginal inner lip?

Brief Answer: looks like infection, maybe HPV Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. It looks like you are having an infection. It may be a recurrence of your HPV or it may be another local bacterial infection of the vaginal glands. It is usual for any infection that if there is no pus and you try to squeeze it, it swells and becomes tender. So this is a usual response. There are a few things that you can do, Give mild hot fomentation to the bump, if it is mild infection then usually goes away. maintain local hygiene and change your undergarments two to three times and wash them in hot water. Also clean the local parts with warm water two to three times a day. An HPV PCR test to check for recurrence of infection if the above treatment does not help. Every recurrence will not give rise to all the symptoms. If it develops a pus point, then only squeeze it and extract all the pus. Clean it with antiseptic solution like savlon or betadine after removing the pus. This may need to be done once or twice after which they usually heal. If they continue to recur, you may need antibiotics orally at the prescription of your local doctor. Please feel free to ask any more queries. Thanks for using XXXXXXX Do not worry, have a nice day. Dr Madhuri Bagde Consultant Ob Gy