The 8 Most (and Least) Likely Reasons You Have a Bump Near Your Vagina. "Women come into my office worried about [genital bumps] all the time, and many jump to the initial, horrible conclusion Author: Zahra Barnes. Vaginal bumps flare up during monthly periods and become very painful. This is because the area is more moist and has better grounds for the bacteria to grow there. Most women neglect them, as they most often disappear after few days. But it is recommended to get them diagnosed first.
The bump is usually medium sized, solitary, found only on one side of the vagina, and can be slightly tender. Sometimes the trapped fluid in the cyst can become infected by resident bacteria, causing the cyst and the area around it to become inflamed and very tender. The bumps may be inside the vagina, or on the surrounding skin around it. The bumps may also appear on the lips, throat, and mouth. Other symptoms include increased vaginal discharge, vaginal itching, and bleeding after sex.