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Tiny White Bump on Clitoris - How Do I Get Rid of It?

Published: August 09, 2016
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I'm 17 and female and a few months ago I noticed a very tiny bump on my clitoris. I didn't see anything at first and it doesn't bother me, it's just a bit annoying. Just recently I was looking at it and noticed it's a tiny white bump hidden under the skin. It's not red around it or anything, and it doesn't hurt and it's hard. It doesn't hurt when I touch it or anything, it's just a bit uncomfortable when I touch it kind of strongly. I have no idea what it is, and I want to get rid of it because it's pretty annoying
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Dear Tiny White Bump on Clitoris - How Do I Get Rid of It?,

The tiny, white bump could be some kind of cyst or wart. It could also be a clogged sweat gland, an infection such as molluscum contagiosum, or even a skin tag. If you are sexually active, consider that it could be a symptom of an STD. Since TeenHealthFX is unable to give any kind of accurate diagnoses over the web, it is important that you check in with your primary care physician, adolescent medicine specialist or gynecologist about it so you can get a proper diagnosis and any needed treatment.

In general, teens should be meeting with their doctor once per year for a well-visit. Teens who are sexually active should be meeting with a doctor to discuss their sexual health. If you are sexually active and have any concerns about confidentiality in terms of speaking to your doctor, you could always ask your doctor his/her confidentiality policies or consider a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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