Q. I have skin tag-like bumps on my vagina. What are they?

Answered by
Dr. Sameer Kumar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 08, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 05, 2019

Hi doctor,

I have noticed that my left inner labia are swollen and a little itchy. I thought that the itch comes and goes and it is definitely not a constant one. I have no unusual discharge and it does not burn or pain when I pee. I noticed that there is a tiny smooth skin tag-like bump on the labia that is swollen. I am aware that skin tags do not occur in moist areas, but it is most definitely does not resemble a wart. I have a gynecologist appointment in a day. But, I am a little concerned at the minute.

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • The presence of local swelling and itchiness over one side labia minora alone, indicates an element of inflammation.
  • The presence of skin tag bump, which is swollen, is unlikely to be a vaginal wart, as warts are not acutely occurring lesions.
  • This could be a folliculitis lesion, but the conclusive opinion can only be offered after viewing the lesion. It is hence requested that you may attach a picture of lesion for a better opinion and diagnosis.

Revert back with the photos to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

Hi doctor,

I have attached two pictures of the lesion.

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • This is vestibulitis, which is often caused by local infection and blockage of the vestibular glandular opening leading to swelling and redness.
  • The bump is the swollen vestibular gland and this shall require a course of antibiotics for a week to allow its subsidence.
  • Avoid any local friction by wearing loose undergarments and try avoiding scratching locally. Keep the local area as dry as possible.
  • A visit to a gynecologist shall be needed for local examination and further prescription of medicines. Take care.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist

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