I am a 21 year old female. I have had no sexual activity with anyone. I have, however, masturbated since I was a little girl. Although I have read over and over again that nothing will happen if you masturbate (and if anything it's good for you?) - I still tend to worry.
Here's my problem:
I have a bump on the outside of my vagina (where the pubic hair grows between right inner thigh). I had it checked out and my doctor said that it's probably ingrown hairs/sweat glands (because I told him sometimes the size changes). That was a few months ago - and after a while it eventually diminished/disappeared. Now, I have the same bump (it's been a month now since it's come back). It is tender, and uncomfortable. It hurts when I touch it. No hair is growing out of that area so it is probable that my doctor was right. Just yesterday, I squeezed it a little, and something that looked like dried skin came out of it. Today, there was something pink/stringy (it was tender when I touched it) coming out of it and it was bleeding. I DID find some hairs but when I tried to clean it up, I could get nothing else out of it.
1. Should I be concerned/what can I do about it?
2. Does masturbation fall under the category of being sexually active? I want to know if I should reply "yes" to the question 'are you sexually active?' when my doctor asks me.
Thanks for your time.