Anonymous asked: i think i have genital acne... i've never had sex before so it can't be an std.. but there are little spots on the inside of my vagina and they are mostly at the top .. i dont think they're warts but im just scared :/ how does this happen? how can i prevent it from happening?
When you say inside of your vagina do you mean your vagina or vulva?
That’s your vulva, the canal/opening is your vagina.
If inside your vulva, it’s probably genital acne which just like face acne happens mostly due to hormones and will go away as you age. Just wash the area with water, keep products away from it, keep it dry, and don’t pick at the bumps.
If it’s inside your vagina the vagina can be bumpy but there shouldn’t be anything that feel like pimples there, and especially if they hurt you should see a doctor.
Here’s my post on various genital bumps:
If it’s a large, red, painful bump with a head it sounds like a cyst. If you put a warm compress on it it’ll help with the pain. If the bumps are on either side of your vaginal opening it could be a bartholin gland cyst. If it’s painful you need to go to a doctor. Usually the infection goes away before it gets painful but if it doesn’t it’ll need treatment. If it’s a clump of bumps that looks like a cauliflower it’s genital warts. if it’s a few to a lot of painful red blister looking things that pop and crust over it could be herpes. If it just looks like regular acne, vulva acne is common and will go down as you age just like regular acne. If it kind of looks like gooseflesh (or your arm whenever you get “goosebumps” and you’ve always had them, it’s probably fordyce spots. They can occur on both penises and vulvas and are totally harmless. If it is small, painless and kind of resembles a pearl it could be Molluscum contagiosum. It can also occur in a line of bumps. This is a viral infection and you should see a doctor for it. If you have multiple red lesions and blackheads that enlarge, break open and drain pus it could be Hidradenitis suppurativa. It is a skin problem that’s considered a severe form of acne.