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by IamAnonymous on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:04 PM
I have a relatively large dark bump within my vagina (on the labia minora) that itches, hurts, and as of today bleeds. I just went to the doctor a few days ago for thyroid issues and I don't want to go again soon unless I need to, so I've tried googling what the bump could be and all that really seems to match is vaginal cancer. I'm only 15 and I'm terrified that I may have cancer. I'm still a virgin so it's also doubtful that it could be something sexually transmitted.
If this sounds cancerous, please let me know. I made this account today just so I could try to rule out what I fear most.
by thebyrdsfriend on Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:22 PM
I'm sorry you are having issues dear, and I know you don't want to see a doctor again so soon. But, have you talked with your mom about this? I think you should go ahead and call your doctor tomorrow and tell them just what you've told us. Maybe they will then try to get you in sooner rather than later, but if it was me, I'd go ahead and get it checked out if for no other reason than to get it taken care of, cancer or not. As a side note, and I'm not suggesting this is true with you at all, but oral sex can transmit std's also, including come to find out, the HPV virus.
by IamAnonymous on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:08 PM
Okay, thank you for the advice. However I've never really been in a relationship before (unless you count those in pre-school) so I've never had sexual interaction at all. I will talk to my mom about it tomorrow though.
Again, thank you.
by icb1945 on Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:26 PM
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