What is it?

Abscess is a bump that forms below or within the surface of the skin. The bump usually is filled with pus or other debris and definitely occurs due to bacterial infections. Abscess of vulva occurs in the external genitals of a woman, including the mons pubis, labia major and minor, clitoris, and the urethral and vaginal openings.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- Abscess of labia
- Carbuncle of vagina
- Carbuncle of vulva
- Furuncle of vulva

Signs & symptoms

Symptoms for vulvar abscess may contain also skin infection and then may include pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the surrounding area. Other symptoms may include discharge of pus, fever, chilling, and pain during intercourse and while urinating.


Diagnosis of vulvar abscess is based on the patient's symptoms, complaints, family history, and physical examination. Diagnosis is usually made by a GYN doctor.


Treating vulvar abscess can made with over-the-counter treatments such as cream, gels, lotions or soaps, or by prescribed medications like antibiotics. In some cases, abscess drainage may be preferable over other treatments.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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