EVERY DAY IS DIFFERENT. YOUR PERIOD PRODUCT SHOULD BE TOO. GET $2 OFF.
Click on the cross to close the popups
Question:

When I stretch my inner labia as far as they will go, I notice small lighter bumps. They do not hurt, and they've been there as long as I can remember. Do these bumps have a name? Does everyone have them?

PEER ANSWER
Great question. It's possible that these are Fordyce Spots, which are superficial sebaceous (AKA oil producing) glands. They can appear on the labia, penis, and mouth. They are perfectly normal and common for many people, guys and gals! I even know a few girls that have them on the inner corners of their lips. That said, it's always a good idea to ask your healthcare provider about anything that seems a little out of the ordinary - they're a great resource. And don’t forget to check out what our Health Expert Sandy has to say. Hope this helps!
MOM ANSWER
I'm not a medical expert, so I'm going to be anxious to read Sandy's response to this question. But from the little research I did, it looks like there could be a lot different possibilities for these bumps. WebMD has a good article that addresses this. It could just be a normal variation in your skin but it could also be something that needs medical attention. To be sure, I would strongly recommend you see your healthcare provider. Even though there's no discomfort with the bumps, they're a concern for you and it's always better to attend to those types of things.
EXPERT ANSWER
Your anatomy naturally gives you small bumps on both your labia majora (outer) and labia minora (inner). On the hair-covered labia majora, the hair follicles that contain hair and oil could look like the little bumps you are talking about. The labia minora have no hair but do contain oil (sebum) glands that could also resemble these bumps. Keep in mind, any bump that is new, painful or comes and goes should be assessed by your healthcare provider ASAP!
Share This:
Like:

Related Articles

Default Image
Default Image

This is not intended to be medical advice. Everybody is different so please make sure to consult your physician if you're having issues. Do not delay or refrain from seeking professional medical advice from your physician because of something you have read on this site.

Recommended Products

Teen® Extra Absorbency Pads
UbyKotex Teen® Pads - Extra Absorbency

Check out  these smaller-sized pad with heavy-flow absorbency. U by Kotex Teen® Pads are totally perfect for your younger girls learning the ropes and have vibrant colors with cool patterns. 

View Product
U by Kotex® Cleanwear Heavy Flow
Cleanwear® Ultra Thin Pads Heavy Flow with Wings

Say hello to your new favorite pad for heavy flow days. U by Kotex® Cleanwear® Pads feature Xpress DRI® Core for crazy, fast absorption to help stop leaks.

View Product
U by Kotex® Click Tampons Comfort Super
Click® Tampons Super Compact

Go from compact to full-sized protection in one quick move with U by Kotex® Click® Tampons. Perfect for travel and pocket-sized, to go where U go!

View Product
Security® Ultra Thin Pads Long with Wings

This super-thin pad has some crazy fast absorption that you can trust. And with its added length and uniquely shaped wings. It'll keep you comfortable while helping stop leaks dead their in tracks.

View Product