Skip to content
Includes Expert Content
Labia - Purple
Destinygirl12345 posted:
I noticed this area looked bruised/deep purple. no sexual activity. I suspect it may have come from the soap. Could the soap irritated this area, or could it be something else?
Jane Harrison Hohner, RN, RNP responded:
Dear Destinygirl: If there is a single isolated area which appears to be bruised it MIGHT be a varicose vein of the labia. Alternatively one can get a bruise in the labia from a small broken blood vessel. A spin bike seat or fall onto bike bar can create bruising. If you have easy bleeding (eg from shaving cuts, bleeding gums, etc) even minor trauma can leave bruising.

It would be very uncommon for a soap irritation to impact just one side of the labia. You can certainly try discontinuing the soap. For the most "for sure" answer you should get a visual exam of the area from a GYN or local family planning clinic. Certainly if the involved area appears to be enlarging you should gte seen.


Helpful Tips

You may also want to have yourself checked for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Many of those symptoms are also a product of it. You could be ... More
Was this Helpful?
0 of 0 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Expert Blog

Below the Belt: Women's Health - Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, RNP

From HPV to irregular periods to PMS to fibroids, Jane Harrison-Hohner, RN, is here to share her knowledge and insight...Read More

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.