• sabrina sabrina
    January 09, 2010
    Do I have a staph infection in the vaginal area?
    sabrina sabrina
    January 09, 2010

    Okay, I have this bump, kinda between my thigh and vagina, almost where the bikini line would be. It's slightly red, slightly swollen, and very painful, especially to the touch. I've narrowed it down to three possibilities: folliculitis, staph, and herpes. I doubt it's the latter as my boyfriend of five years has been my first and only partner, and I his. Plus, we're abstinent. (I know, I know.) I'm at college, and I don't know any doctors around here that I can visit. This is only day two, so I don't know. What is it, and how serious is it? Help!



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  • Paul January 09, 2010
    January 09, 2010

    There is no way to know from here but I doubt it's Herpes either since it's only one and in that spot and they are a blister type sore. Sounds like either from an infected ingrown hair, or an infected sebaceous cyst. They will sometimes go away on their own, reach a head and drain, or may require a doctor's intervention if they become too painful or large.


    Some other information about bumps on or near the vagina can be found in an article written by Merely Me, a writer and community leader for this site, titled, Bumps on the Vagina: How to Know if it is Serious.

  • James Leary August 13, 2014
    James Leary
    August 13, 2014



    Did you ever find out what the bump was?  I am not a doctor and can't diagnose you, but I think Paul may be on the right track with an ingown hair follicle.  That is a very common area for them to appear.  If you found out what was going on, please consider returning to the site and letting us know what you've learned.  I'm sure it could help someone else in the community!


    Best of luck,



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