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Small Painless Bumps Above My Clitoris

03/18/2010

Question:

I have small painless, white bumps above my clitoris. I have not had unprotected sex or a sexual encounter with anyone with any type of an STD. I am worried about these bumps what they may be. Thank you.

Answer:

A general description of "bumps" in the area of the clitoris could include an infection such as genital warts, an irritation, such as the sort of bumps that some people get in hair-bearing areas especially after shaving; or normal skin structures, such as the tiny pearls that can appear around the head of the glans penis or clitoris ("papilloma coronis").

If such a finding is new or is bothering you, it is best to be seen by a clinician who can look and tell you what it is.

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Response by:

Jonathan  A Schaffir, MD Jonathan A Schaffir, MD
Clnical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University