They are normally about the size of a pea or smaller. If you do need treatment, your doctor can suggest options to return a more normal appearance to your skin and decrease the tendency for scarring. They appear as bluish raised bumps or round swollen veins around the labia minora and majora. Lichen sclerosus and lichen planus in women and girls. Your healthcare provider can test for HPV at the same time as a Pap test.
Let's also not forget that, despite hours of painful labor, many women take a pause in pushing to touch their babies' crowning head for the first time. A culture involves taking a swab sample from the affected area and testing it for the presence of bacteria. In most areas of the body, lichen planus causes itchy purple bumps sometimes streaked with white. The long-term outlook for female genital sores depends on the cause. How is contact dermatitis of the vulva diagnosed?