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I have noticed since a young age when I shave I get one bump that is sometimes like a pimple on my vagina. It is no where near the vaginal lips or opening but just below my stomach on the fatty part of the Vagina. I have saw my doctor and he says that since I have never had sex it is an ingrown hair from shaving. So the bumps are not on the inside of the vagina but it is only one of the fatty tissue. Should I be worried?
The doctor said it was an "ingrown" hair but he did not look at it. But I explained it well and I have never ever have any kind of vaginal or oral sex.
Ingrown hairs from shaving is a common occurrence. Do not pick at these because it may cause an infection. If you continue to have these, try not shaving for awhile and they should resolve. To help prevent ingrown hairs from forming, shave downwards, with the angle of the hair. If you are certain that this is not an ingrown hair, you should have a gynecologist examine the area that you are concerned about.
Nicole Hong , M.D.