What is the Meaning of Painful Bumps on Vagina?
The vagina is a very sensitive organ, and because of its sensitivity, it is prone to many diseases; some can be mild and some can be very serious. It is common to get vaginal sores especially after having rough sex or if you have a vaginal yeast infection.
Though these bumps can be very painful and uncomfortable, there is no need to panic. They are not contagious, not life-threatening and, most of the time, not STDs.
Some good advice that should be followed is to never try to squeeze them on your own; this will only spread the infection. Causes of painful bumps on vagina:
Painful bumps on vagina are not pretty to look at; they can be very red and some can be filled with puss. The usual cause of these red bumps is blocked glands. A bump on vagina can be terribly painful until it bursts.
A bump on vagina can be caused by a sexually transmitted disease like genital herpes. This disease can be treated with high doses of antibiotics, and should be treated as soon as bumps are felt. Otherwise, one pimple on the labia can turn into many bumps that can be very painful and uncomfortable.
Another possible cause of a pimple on labia is a blocked sebaceous gland – this can happen during ovulation.
A bump on vagina that is not treated properly can get so swollen and puss-filled that it will make it uncomfortable when sitting. Most of the time, a bump can turn into a cyst – most commonly called a Bartholin cyst. This lump can be taken out by surgery, removing the root so that it will not come back.
Skene’s duct cysts can also cause bumps on the vagina; these can appear on either side of the urethra.
Common treatment for painful bumps on vagina:
There are many synthetic medicines available for the treatment of pimple on labia or vaginal sores; there are also some home remedies you can use. Whatever kind of treatment you prefer, it is always better to seek medical help to help you diagnose the reason for you having a bump on vagina.
Though you can use over-the-counter medications, and you can always ask the pharmacist about which drugs are good for vaginal infections, you need to be sure of what kind of medical condition you have before you go to the pharmacy.
Low-dose antibiotics like Tetracycline 100 mg taken every day will cure a bump on vagina. Over-the-counter vaginal creams can also be used, but it is better to ask the pharmacist which type of cream is most recommended for the type of vaginal sores that you have.
Home remedies that can be used for the treatment of vaginal bumps are the same ones that are used for vaginal yeast infections: tea tree oil, yogurt, garlic, honey and apple cider vinegar.
You can also self-treat these vaginal bumps with warm compresses; however if they are large like cysts, it may need to be removed by a surgeon.