HPV genital warts, help?

April 19, 2009 by admin 

Hi, I'm 14 years old, and I've never had any sort of sexual contact (nothing at all) and I've noticed these flesh colored bumps on my labia minora (2 on one side and 3 on the other_ that somewhat resemble a skin tag. They move around, and do not cause any sort of discomfort. I have had them for a while now, but I never really thought anything of them. But lately I've been doing research and I'm so afraid I might have Genital Warts or some sort of condition, but I'm a virgin so I don't know how that is possible? If anyone knows of any sort of skin condition or anything that has the same symptoms? could they please tell? I'm freaking out lol.
PLEASE, can someone answer this without saying ' go to the doctors NOW '
wow, thank you so much!
that is pretty much the greatest reply I could of received!
thank you again!


One Response to “HPV genital warts, help?”

  1. Annie on April 19th, 2009 11:36 am

    If you haven't had any sexual contact, then I do not believe you could have genital warts. However, there are conditions that could be responsible for these, and you really won't know for sure unless a doctor checks them, and I know at age 14 that is the last thing you want to have done! But, I did find this on the internet, there is a condition called mollusca and maybe it will be of some help:

    Mollusca usually do have some distinguishing characteristics that allow dermatologists and other health care professionals to diagnose them on sight. They are typically small (about 2 to 5 millimeters across), skin-colored bumps that appear either singly or in groups on the face, neck, chest, stomach, and groin area. Mollusca are harmless, painless, and itch-free bumps that are caused by a pox virus. Mollusca can be spread to other areas on one's self, or to others, by direct contact with the infected skin. These bumps are most often seen on children, especially those who have asthma or eczema, but can also be found on young adults as well.

    In a nut-shell, mollusca are different from genital warts in the following ways:

    Mollusca are smooth, pearl-like, flesh colored bumps that are found all over the body and do not typically swell or grow larger. Genital warts grow on or around the internal or external genitals (i.e., on or around the anus or penis, and/or in or around the vagina), are rough textured and "warty" looking, and, if left untreated, can grow much larger and form masses that look similar to cauliflower.

    Mollusca are dry and painless, and have no associated health problems. Genital warts (especially those around the vagina and anus) are usually damp and itchy. They can cause lesions and sores, increased vaginal discharge, and abnormal menstrual bleeding. Some types of HPV (the virus that causes genital warts) are also associated with increased risk of genital cancer.

    Mollusca will disappear on their own, if left untreated, and do not usually reoccur.


    There have been many questions relating to vulvar and labial bumps in the past. You may want to review these answers on our website. In brief, lesions of the vulva may be ulcerated, flat or raised (bump-like). The skin of the vulva is prone to many conditions that affect skin elsewhere on the body. Vulvar lesions may arise from benign causes such as irritated or infected hair follicles and sweat glands (giving the appearance of pimples) to sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes and syphilis. Areas of abnormal coloration/pigmentation can represent benign, inflammatory and rarely, cancerous skin conditions. In your case, the few back bumps may indeed represent small “blood spots” otherwise known as hemangiomas or small varicosities of the vulva. Obviously, it is not possible in a format such as this to provide you with a diagnosis. You should see your gynecologist for a consultation and, hopefully, reassurance.

    Hope this helps you a little, don't worry, I doubt they are serious.

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