Is it normal to have a lump on your labia majora?

Bumps and lumps on your vagina and vulva can be normal, or they could be a sign of a condition that requires medical attention. Following are 10 possible causes for changes to the skin of your vulva and vagina.

When should I worry about a lump on my labia?

These bumps may be nothing, or their appearance could signal a more serious condition. If you’re concerned, talk to your doctor. Some types of bumps in the genital area are harmless and don’t need treatment. However, two types of genital bumps and lumps that shouldn’t be ignored are infections and skin cancer.

What kind of bump is on my labia?

A boil can develop on the labia (lips of the vagina), in the pubic region (where pubic hair grows) or in the vulvar area around your vagina. Some women will get them in the skin fold of the groin. Boils will start out small but can grow as big as a golf ball. A group of boils is called a carbuncle.

What causes a swollen labia majora?

Swelling of the labia If your labia are swollen, it could be the sign of a yeast infection, or an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina (called bacterial vaginosis), an allergy or an infection. It could also just be due to friction from having sex.

What causes bumps on the labia majora?

Folliculitis is the most common cause of pimples on the labia majora. It occurs when bacteria enter the pubic hair follicles on the labia. When hairs grow out of these follicles, they often curl backward into the skin. Shaving your pubic hair increases the risk of developing folliculitis.

Is it normal to have little bumps on your labia?

Bumps on the vagina are common and are often not a cause for concern. Sometimes bumps on the vagina can indicate genital warts or herpes, which need medical attention. If you’re concerned about a bump or it isn’t going away, see your doctor. Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

Do labia cysts go away?

A Bartholin cyst develops when a blockage occurs in a Bartholin gland in the vagina. This blockage causes a lump that can cause irritation and pain during walking, sitting or sex. Bartholin cysts can resolve on their own over time. If it becomes infected, it may need treated by a healthcare provider.

How long will a swollen labia last?

Garren notes that the swelling will go down as soon as the body is done fighting the infection. “Swelling should never last longer than seven days if treated correctly.”