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Lumps and Bumps Explained!

Did you know there are lots of reasons why you might find a bump or lump on your yoni? Don’t panic! It’s not always herpes, it could actually be a completely harmless Bartholin’s cyst that’s become a little blocked, or any number of things! EmpressBody has done the research and looked into the reasons why you might have a bump on your labia, vulva or vagina; we also have some suggested EmpressBody products that can help!

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Causes of bumps on your yoni:

Lumps and bumps can appear at any time either on your vagina, labia or vulva. Some women experience them at certain times of the month and are nothing more than your hormonal fluctuation. But there are a couple of other reasons why you may find a lump or swelling:

1. Vulva cysts

Your vulva has many glands that secrete fluids, including oil glands, Bartholin’s glands, and Skene’s glands. A cyst can form if these glands become clogged. The size of cysts varies, but most feel like small, hard lumps. Cysts aren’t usually painful unless they become infected. Cysts normally go away without treatment.

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2. Vaginal cysts

There are several types of cysts that can form on the vagina. Vaginal cysts are firm lumps on the wall of the vagina. They can be small in size. They sometimes form after childbirth or injury to the vagina. Vaginal cysts usually aren’t painful. They’re rarely a cause for concern unless they result in discomfort during sex.

3. Fordyce spots

Fordyce spots, or sebaceous glands, are small white or yellow-white bumps inside your vulva. These spots are also found on the lips and cheeks. They normally first appear during puberty, and you tend to get more of them as you age. Fordyce spots are painless and not harmful.

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4. Ingrown hair

EmpressBody understands the pressure women are on to appear hairless down there, but this can sometimes do more harm than good. Shaving, creams or waxes can cause the skin to grow over the hair faster than the hair can grow back, which can lead to ingrown hairs. These appear like little pimples and may be painful if they rub.

Don’t try to extract the ingrown hair on your own. That can lead to infection. In most cases, it will resolve without treatment. EmpressBody can help you reduce the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs!

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5. Vaginal skin tags

Skin tags are little flaps of skin that can appear anywhere on your body including your yoni! They’re not serious and usually go away on their own, they may cause discomfort if they rub and become irritated, however.

6. Genital herpes

Genital herpes is a sexual infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. Herpes is transmitted by vaginal, oral, or anal sex. For some people, their symptoms are so mild that they don’t even realize they have the condition.

The first outbreak of herpes can produce symptoms that are like flu, including:

· fever

· swollen glands

· large sores

· pain in the genitals, bottom, and legs

Later, symptoms of genital herpes include:

· tingling or itching

· multiple red bumps that turn into painful pimples or blisters

· small indentations, or ulcers

Herpes symptoms often clear up, only to return again. Over time, most people experience fewer and less severe outbreaks. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for genital herpes.

7. Genital warts

Genital warts are another STI caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They’re spread by vaginal and anal sex.

Many people have genital warts and don’t know it. If you have symptoms, they may include:

· clusters of small skin-colored bumps

· rough patches of closely spaced warts, sometimes described as resembling a cauliflower

· itching or burning

Genital warts can grow on your vulva or anus, or in your vagina. There is no way to cure genital warts, but they can be removed by your doctor or by using a prescription cream, laser, or surgery.

EmpressBody Recommends:

Initially, we would advise for women experiencing a swollen or blocked Bartholin’s Cyst to do a full detox of 6 Detox Pearls.

EmpressBody pearls work by the specially selected herbs creating a pulling effect that draws toxins, bad bacteria, dead cells, old blood clots, and mucus and more from your yoni, while at the same time tightening your yoni and deterring vaginal dryness and other ailments.

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We also recommend that women use a small warm amount of EmpressBody Yoni Elixir Oil as this has key ingredients such as tea tree and frankincense that help alleviate symptoms with their antiseptic benefits. Please do not put the bottle in the microwave and be sure that oil is not too hot, rub liberally on the area every morning and night.

The Elixir can also help you reduce your risks of getting an ingrown hair.

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