Overcoming Lumps Outside The Vagina After Childbirth?
Assalammualaikum..rnsy Riri is 33 years old, this time 6 years ago I gave birth by cesarean section, my pubic hair was shaved by nurses, after a few weeks of giving birth the outside of the vagina felt itchy, sometimes I like to scratch without realizing it, after a few weeks I cleaned it I use betel leaf water, the itching is gone, but there’s a lump outside the vagina, it doesn’t hurt, but sometimes it itch, how do I get rid of it, thanks
Hello, thanks for your question.
The outer part of the female genitalia is called the vulva, which consists of the mons pubis, labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, urinary opening, vaginal opening, and vestibule. The area of the vulva that is covered with hair is called the mons pubis. One of the functions of pubic hair is to protect the vagina from possible infection.
Lumps in this area that are accompanied by itching, can be caused by several things, for example:
Genital warts are skin infections caused by a viral infection.
Molluscum contagiosum, is also a viral skin infection.
Folliculitis, inflammation of the hair follicles due to a bacterial infection. Often occurs after shaving pubic hair or waxing.
Lichen planus, an inflammation of the skin characterized by red, itchy spots.
Of course, to determine for sure the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing, it requires an immediate examination by a doctor. Perhaps the diagnosis can be established from the history (interview) and physical examination. However, if necessary, there may be additional investigations, such as a skin biopsy.
In the meantime, keep the skin around the genital area clean. Change underwear regularly. Wear underwear made of good and absorb sweat and avoid scratching the itchy skin area.
That's the information I can give, hopefully it's useful.