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Noticed a bump

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Let me just say, I’m really glad this is an anonymous service. I’m 14, and occasionally, I try to feel around down there, if you get what I mean. But today I noticed something that didn’t seem normal- there’s like… a bump, inside my vagina. That’s not normal. I don’t know what to do- I’d like to hope it’ll probably be fine if I just leave it be, but I don’t know if it will be. Realistically, I should tell my mother, but how am I meant to explain this??? I can’t say I was trying to put a tampon in, because I don’t use tampons.

Answer

Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex!
 
Firstly, we want to say how brave you are for reaching out. It’s completely normal to be curious about your body, and it’s important to pay attention to anything that feels different. The bump you’ve noticed inside your vagina might seem worrying, but you’re taking the right step by seeking advice.
 
Feeling unsure about how to talk to your mom about this is understandable. Many teenagers find these conversations tough, but remember, your health is the priority. You deserve to get medical help, and it’s best to have this bump checked out as soon as possible. Sometimes, what feels like a bump can be something harmless, but only a doctor can confirm that.
 
If you’re 16 or older, you can see a General Practitioner (GP) without needing your parent’s permission. This might make things easier if talking to your mom feels too difficult right now. Regardless of your age, it’s crucial not to ignore any changes in your body.
 
Remember, you are never alone in this. The Childline team is here to support you and help you explore your options. We are open 24 hours a day, every day. You can contact us for free at 1800 66 66 66, or chat with us online via Messenger at www.Childline.ie (just click on the purple Messenger circle!).
 
Taking care of your health is the most important thing, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
 
Look after yourself,
Alex

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