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Vagina Question

Published: December 03, 2019
Dear TeenHealthFX,
vagina question. im not sure if its just my hymen but theres this painless ball like shape in the hymen exterior, and i know the hymen is meant to be like a sheet. ive never been sexually active and it seems to have always been there. any idea?
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Dear Vagina Question ,

Small bumps and lumps in the vaginal region can be common. They occur for a variety of reasons such as a clogged duct, or a possible skin tag. In addition, other bumps may be sexually transmitted. Even if you have not been sexually active, it is important to note that HPV (human papillomavirus) can be spread from skin to skin contact including finger to vagina contact and does not require intercourse to occur to be transmitted. 

If you have not engaged in any type of sexual activity, HealthLine, explains that it could be a cyst, a clogged sweat gland, or an ingrown hair. They are generally painless and are not a cause for concern or treatment.  However, since we cannot diagnose over the internet, it is important to get checked by a doctor. A doctor can give you an exam to provide a proper diagnosis and explain the next steps for treatment, if needed. 

If you need help finding a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist.  

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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