September 24, 2018

Ask The Doctor > Vaginal Health > What is this black bump on my labia minora?

What is this black bump on my labia minora?

Patient: I have a black bump that has came up on my labia minora (right next to my urethra) within the past week and I’m concerned at what it may be. I do not have insurance so I’m trying not to go to the doctor unless it’s absolutely necessary. Please help!



Symptoms: No symptoms, it’s not painful or anything I just happened to notice in the shower.



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Doctor: Thank you for your question. The bump you have shown looks like a clogged pore, also known as a comedo. It is likely to resolve without complication. If you see that it is increasing in size, and is becoming painful, we would like you to see a doctor to have it examined. Thank you for choosing Ask The Doctor.


Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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