Can anybody confirm if these are genital warts?

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imageI have always been able to feel a line on the edge of my vulva which feels slightly more bumpy than the surrounding area, for as long as i can remember. Never really examined too closely, just figured it was possible scar tissue from giving birth, i was cut to allow room for ventouse. Now however I noticed whilst showering a few days ago that it felt more prominant and after looking closer have noticed these lumps. They don't feel itchy or sore, just different to my 'normal'. Are these genital warts and could I have always have had them without knowing? If so then why are they bigger all of a sudden? Keen to get this looked at by a doctor but dont want to make any unnecessary trips if i can help it.image

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    Hi I,

    These are just vulvar/vestibular papillomas (Google), not genital warts. You don't need to worry about them and no treatment is necessary.

    Rgds,

    Adhari

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      Hi, thankyou so much for your quick reply.

      I was really hoping that would be the case! I have been googling the last couple of days trying to find images of both genital warts and vp, but couldnt see anything like this.

      Do you have any idea why they have suddenly got to this size? I am 36 years old with 1 child who is 11, no history of std, am not on any contraceptive and have been with the same partner for 15 years. My menstrual cycle is normal and regular as clockwork.

      Thanks

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      are you able to get VP on the outside of your inner labia as well as inside? i have a very similar thing and i am sure it isnt warts as it doesn't have a cauliflower appearance and i have been vaccinated however, i often see people on here saying VP only occurs on the vestibule? thanks!

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      The best you can do is read the FUTURE II paper (Google "doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3493") on vaccine efficacy in a study of 17,622 women reported in 2010.

      The authors found that in susceptible subjects (i.e. women with no prior history of warts), that the vaccine was 99% effective (confidence interval 96% to 100%) at preventing infection caused by the vaccine HPV types 6 and 11.

      Adhari

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