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By May 6, 2008 - 4:07pm
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A few weeks ago (I think) during foreplay my spouse asked if a bump he felt with his fingers was painful. I didn't feel a thing and didn't think much of it. Last week after we had sex I felt a little sore but wasn't sure if it was from sex or maybe I had cut myself while shaving. and since I'm over weight checking "down there" isn't a task I usually find time for. (getting out the mirror, bending every which way!) so I chalked it up to sex. On saturday while showering I finally felt this bump... it's a small HARD lump right on the left "flap". sorry for the laymen terms but this is kind of nerve wracking and emabarassing... I squeezed it and it HURT SO BAD... up until then it didn't hurt and I had never felt it. this bump bothered me all day and i finally googled my symptoms and came up with a ingrown hair or a blocked sweat gland... the tips said to soak in warm water and try to squeeze it out... I did that and it's still there. I had my spouse take a look and he said it just looked red.. he squeezed and i screamed and that's been my progress so far... we just lost our health insurance and i'm a full time student so going to the doctor is out of the question for right now. Can anyone offer advice?

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like what I've had before. I actually had one on my lip the other day.I usually just wait a week or two then try and pop it while in the shower. They are like pimples but they take forever to get a head or don't even form a head, I got one to pop once and all was inside was puss and blood. Mostly blood.(sorry for the details) If it was an ingrown hair I couldn't get it because frankly I'm overweight too lol. I don;t know if this helps or not but yeah.

July 23, 2008 - 4:53am
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in-grown hair, which can be little devils to remove. And they get thicker and thicker the longer they remain and are very painful.

Of course, it could be any number of things. I too, would suggest to head to a low cost/free clinic and have it seen to. Whatever it is, I can guarantee you they have seen it many times before!

Come back and let us know!

May 7, 2008 - 12:20pm

I'm not sure what that bump could be.

Does it fit any part of this description: http://empowher.com/share/sexual-health/learn-more-about-vulvodynia

Is there a free or low-cost clinic you can take advantage of? You might check with your local Dept. of Health to see if there is a clinic you can go to for help with this.

May 6, 2008 - 5:37pm
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