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What causes hard pimple on labia minora?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Mar 2014
Question: Hard pimple on labia minora next to clitoris. Not where there is any hair. It feels like a pimple and when I press on it blood comes out. Sore. What could this be
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Blocked sebaceous gland. Detailed Answer: Hello, Labia and clitoris region is greatly supplied with sebaceous glands.These gland prevent this regions getting excessively dry. When duct of such gland gets blocked, you get pimple like lump. Few things which can help are keeping the region clean and applying antibiotic cream.Do not squeeze it repeatedly or you might end up increase the irritation. Squeeze it only when you see white collection with in it.As you have already squeezed it with blood coming out, most probably all contains have drained out and now using antibiotic cream can help it resolve. Hope this helps.Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir (3 minutes later)
It started as small tiny hard like a tiny pebble was covered with skin. Has grown into pimplelike and bleeds when pushed. Still same diagnosis?Will hot epsom salt and peroxide detox baths help?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer: Yes, same diagnosis. Detailed Answer: Rather this favors my initial diagnosis.Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes hard pimple on labia minora?

Brief Answer: Blocked sebaceous gland. Detailed Answer: Hello, Labia and clitoris region is greatly supplied with sebaceous glands.These gland prevent this regions getting excessively dry. When duct of such gland gets blocked, you get pimple like lump. Few things which can help are keeping the region clean and applying antibiotic cream.Do not squeeze it repeatedly or you might end up increase the irritation. Squeeze it only when you see white collection with in it.As you have already squeezed it with blood coming out, most probably all contains have drained out and now using antibiotic cream can help it resolve. Hope this helps.Regards.