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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have noticed a small dark spot on my outer labia that has since reduced in size. What could this be?

Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

A small, dark spot on the outer labia that has since reduced in size could be attributed to a few different things. One possibility is a skin tag, which is a small, benign growth that can develop on the skin. Skin tags are common and typically harmless, but they can be removed if they cause discomfort or irritation. Another possibility is a sebaceous cyst, which is a closed sac filled with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. Sebaceous cysts can develop anywhere on the body, including the genital area, and may need to be drained or removed if they become infected or cause pain. It is always best to consult with a healthcare provider if you notice any unusual or persistent changes to your body, as they can help determine the cause and provide appropriate treatment if necessary.

I hope your queries are resolved. Any further queries are welcome. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Vandana Andrews
Dr. Vandana Andrews

General Practitioner

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