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Feeling rough and bumpy in inner labia minora. Is this normal?

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Dr. Rahul Kumar


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Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2013 in Women Sexual Problems
Question: Can some please answer this question for me. What is the inner labia minora/vulva suppose to feel like? Rough and bumpy or smooth? Mine feels rough and bumpy but when I went into the clinic for a physical the doctor said it was normal.
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 4 days later
Brief Answer:
Enlarged glands

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
The inner labia usually feels smooth.
However there are lot of sebaceous glands in this area and sometimes they get enlarged even without a cause.
In such situation it may become rough.
It is not a matter of concern, you dont have any disease.
These glands may subside on there own.

I hope there is no other symptoms like pain or itch.

Let me know if yo have any other doubts.
Thank you
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