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Listen, you're not going to be thrilled to see bumps on the area around your vagina. Your mind probably goes immediately to the worst possible reasons um, herpes But are all bumps worth the meltdown?
By Petra Boynton. I'm a black woman in my late twenties and have been experiencing a problem with the appearance of the outside area of my vagina. I do not want him to see my vagina.
A post from a popular beauty blog is under fire for its recommendation of "DIY hacks" to lighten the vagina. The post was initially published April 7 on Huda Beauty, the website of beauty blogger and makeup artist Huda Kattanwho currently boasts more than 25 million Instagram followers. The post made headlines this past week when it was reported on by UK publication The Independent.
With sweat, wet bathing suits, and friction-inducing clothes, your genital area is more at risk for certain issues than at any other time of year. Finding a bump on your vulva can be enough to send you into a full-fledged Google-searching panic, but fear not: Not every rogue red dot is cause for concern — sometimes it may just be a pimple. Although bumps on your vagina are much more hidden than the ones on other body parts like your facethat doesn't mean they don't deserve the same level of care.
Vaginal bumps and lumps are common, especially during your childbearing years or as you age. Keep reading to learn more about the causes for changes to your skin in this area and when you should see a doctor. The vagina is a muscular tube that leads to your cervixwhich is the opening to your uterus.
It includes the clitoris, the labia majora the larger, outer lips around the vagina and labia minora the smaller, inner lips around the vagina. Vulvar cancer grows in the clitoris or labia. Each year, about women in Australia find out they have vulvar cancer.
Vulvar dystrophy and dermatoses are changes in the skin of the vulva. The vulva are the folds of skin around the opening of the vagina birth canal and urethra the tube that drains urine from the bladder. There are different types of dystrophy that cause white or gray patches of skin, thickening and itchy skin patches, thin areas of skin, or painful sores. If not treated, some types of dystrophy can cause scarring and shrinkage of the inner folds of the vulva.
While not your standard topic for dinner time conversation, gynaecological health is an important issue amongst women that is often brushed under the carpet and forgotten about — until it's too late. New figures from The Eve Appeal reveal that young women in the UK are less educated and more embarrassed to discuss symptoms and issues surrounding vaginas — and in particular, gynaecological cancers — than their elder counterparts. The final, and perhaps most shocking, statistic of all is that on a simple diagram - just half of women aged were able to label the vagina accurately.