Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Genital warts


Genital warts
Genital warts  
QUESTION: I recently discovered these bumps on my vagina near my clit. I have had no other symptoms with it, such as itching or discharge, so i am a little confused as to what they could be.

ANSWER: Jenna,

They're called papilla and are a normal part of your vaginal anatomy. They belong there and are not an indication of any disease or abnormality. If you have further questions about this please let me know.



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QUESTION: They just appeared recently though, is that normal?


It's perfectly normal for new ones to form even after intercourse as sex actually shears off the surface of the skin creating new papilla. It's a compounding process. I assume you haven't had children yet, but just wait until you do!



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John Brice


Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.


3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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