Vaginal Lumps and Bumps

Vaginal Lumps and Bumps

What is Vaginal Lumps and Bumps?

Lumps and bumps over the external genitalia (known as the vulva) and the vagina are fairly common. Some may be normally occurring structures that you may not have previously paid attention to. Others may be abnormal but benign i.e. non-cancerous.

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These may be due to sexually transmitted infections, or bacterial infections of normal glands, or enlarged cysts. Finally, but rare in comparison, are abnormal, cancerous lumps or lesions.

Find out more about Vaginal Lumps and Bumps by speaking with our female doctors; make an appointment today.

Call our Women’s Clinic @ +65 6976 5023 or drop us an email at 

Treatment Services Available:

Our clinic offers:

Our clinics offers evaluation and treatment of vulval and vaginal lumps, bumps and lesions including:

Genital warts

Genital herpes

Infected cyst, cyst removal

Female doctors are available at our DUO Galleria & Robertson Walk clinics should you wish to consult for vaginal itching in our Women’s Clinic in Singapore.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Vaginal Lumps & Bumps

These may be due to variations of normal structures, or infections affecting normal glands found in the area.

Sexually transmitted infections can also give rise to abnormal bumps or lesions.

Rare but serious causes for lumps and lesions include vulval or vaginal cancers, as well as pelvic organ prolapse, a condition seen most commonly in women who have given birth before, where internal organs cause a bulge in the vaginal wall.

Lumps, bumps or lesions may arise from the vulva, which comprises of the labia majora and labia minora, and the vaginal canal.

Normal structures like enlarged sebaceous glands (known as Fordyce spots) or ingrown hairs due to hair removal may sometimes form tiny bumps on the vulva that you take notice of. Sometimes, lumps and bumps may arise as a result of variations of what is considered normal. These include skin tags and vestibular papillomatosis, a condition where symmetrical, small bumps occur on the labia minora, often mistaken for warts.

Infection and swelling of normally occurring structures can also give rise to painful lumps.

These include infected hair follicles (known as folliculitis), infected sebaceous cysts and infections of glands found around the vulva or vagina region such as Bartholin cysts.

Other infections, sometimes sexually transmitted, may give rise to abnormal bumps.

Genital warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.

Herpes can cause painful blisters and ulcers.

A virus called molluscum contagiosum causes pearly bumps that can look similar to warts.

STD Screening is available in our clinics.

Other infections, sometimes sexually transmitted, may give rise to abnormal bumps.

Genital warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.

Herpes can cause painful blisters and ulcers.

A virus called molluscum contagiosum causes pearly bumps that can look similar to warts.

STD Screening is available in our clinics.

Vulval cysts arise from normal glands in the vulva such as Bartholin’s glands, Skene’s glands and sebaceous glands.

When these glands get blocked, they swell up to form cysts such as a Bartholin’s cyst or a sebaceous cyst. These cysts can become infected by bacteria, during which they swell further and become painful and inflamed.

Vaginal cysts are small, painless lumps in the wall of the vagina and may sometimes occur after childbirth.

Small vulval cysts can generally be left alone but if they become infected, antibiotics and drainage of the pus collection may be required. Cysts which are too large or prone to recurrent infections may have to be surgically removed.

Vaginal cysts can generally be left alone unless they cause discomfort or pain.

Genital warts are small rough bumps which may sometimes even resemble cauliflower-like growths. These can occur both on the vulva as well as in the vaginal canal and cervix even. They are caused by some strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is transmitted by skin-to-skin or sexual contact.

Genital warts can be treated with topical medications, or cryotherapy (freezing off), or electrosurgery (burning off). However, even after treatment, warts can recur as the above treatments do not eradicate the underlying HPV infection.

Genital herpes is a condition caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and manifests as painful blisters which eventually burst to form clusters of painful ulcers in the vulval region. HSV is transmitted through oral or genital secretions and remains in the body for life.

Herpes can flare up from time to time and some individuals may experience several episodes in their life.

There is no cure for herpes but oral antiviral medications and antiviral creams are prescribed to suppress the virus and allow the body to heal.

You should see a doctor if you notice new lumps, if there is a change in the size of the lump, or if it becomes painful. It is also best to get any lumps or lesions that you are unsure about checked.

Wearing breathable, cotton underwear, avoiding tight clothing, and paying attention to hygiene during hair removal may help to reduce the risk of various common bumps like folliculitis and infected glands.

The use of barrier protection during sexual intercourse may also reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections. The Human Papilloma Virus vaccine is also useful in protecting against certain wart-causing strains of HPV.

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Women’s Clinic Branches

If you have a vulval or vaginal lump, bump or lesion of concern and wish to find out more, please call or visit any of our Women’s Health Clinics or drop us an email at

We have Female doctors at our Robertson Walk, & DUO Galleria Branches Location.

List of Women’s Health Services

  • Dyspareunia (Pain during Sex)
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Fertility Screening
  • Dyspareunia (Pain during Sex)
  • Premarital Screening
  • Pap smear
  • Preconception Screening
  • Period & Menstrual issues
  • Vaginismus
  • Breast Screening

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