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Irritation and Bumps



My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex a few days ago. I know he didn`t have bumps or anything and neither did I. I got my period two days ago and then this morning when I woke up I noticed little pimple like bumps on the outside of my vagina. The area around my vagina was red and painful. It looks like it is irritated but I`m not sure. What could it be.


This could be from a number of things like: pimple, folliculitis (irritation of the base where the hair comes out from the skin), infection or an allergic reaction.

Please visit your doctor so this could be evaluated and managed accordingly.

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Response by:

Riza T Conroy, MD Riza T Conroy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University