Suggest treatment for painful bumps on labia

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Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 in Women's Health
Question: I'm not sure whats wrong with me.

I have what I believe to be razor bumps on my labia. I shaved the area about 7 days ago and noticed the bumps 2 days afterwards. The last 3 days have been incredibly uncomfortable.

They're extremely painful. It hurts to walk, sit, and urinate. Uribating is especially painful. The entire area is tender and painful all the way back to my rectum.

There are about 7 larger bumps. Two days ago they were jusy sore. Yesterday they became more prevalent and painful. They are not extremely red, jusy noticably red. The area isn't swollen around the bumps. The bumps don't have a head, and there's nothing inside of them (that I can tell so far).


I have never experienced anything like this before, which is why its worrysome that its an std. I am sexually active. I have been sexually active with the same person for 8+ months and protection is always used. Nothing like this has ever happened.

What can I do to get relief? Should I consider having an exam?
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Answered by Dr. Soumya 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sitz bath will help you

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for your query.

I have read you query and I understand your concerns about bumps on the vulva.

Following is my reply:

1) The bumps you have described are related to your razor injury .

2) This is typically seen on vulva after such razor injury.

3) This takes about a week to heal completely.

4) Meanwhile sitz bath twice a day will help you to get relieved of pain and swelling.

5) Sitz bath is a small tub of warm water with salt and an antispeptic iodine solution in it. This will slowly absorb the edema and make it less painful.

6) This is not STD. Dont worry about it.

7) You dont need examination as of now.

I hope I answered you query and addressed your concerns.

Let me know if you wish to ask any further questions. I will be glad to help you.

Regards,
Dr. Soumya
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Soumya 4 hours later
Would a chafing cream help? Or make it worse?
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Answered by Dr. Soumya 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Sitz bath better than cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Cream won't make much difference. Sitz bath will help you more.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Soumya 7 hours later
How long should i stay in for? I took a bath earlier for about 20 mins and it was only temporary relief
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Answered by Dr. Soumya 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Sitz bath will help

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is what I told you. If bath gives such relief, sitz bath will give more relief.

It is advisable to stay in sitz bath for about 15 minutes twice a day.

This will surely help you.

You can directly contact me to ask questions by pasting following link in your browser:

http://bit.ly/askdrsoumya

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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