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what causes darkening of labia minora

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wallner
40 years experience Gynecology
The most likely,,,: ...Cause is pigmentation caused by chronic irritation and/or moisture around the vulva. See your gyn.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Huge gamut of possib: A lot of different possibilities for this - ranging from irritated vulva or vulvar cellulitis (infection), trauma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Has to b ... Read More
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Huge gamut of possib: A lot of different possibilities for this - ranging from irritated vulva or vulvar cellulitis (infection), trauma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Has to b ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
A whole host: of agents both sexually transmitted and not are possible! Suffices to say you need to have an in person visit with a Health Professional for evaulatio ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr Z: In addition to his suggestions, get HPV vaccine.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal: would advise an exam by your doctor to be sure.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Can be normal: would advise an exam by your doctor to be sure.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Arousal: With sexual arousal, you get engorgement of the labia, clitoris, vagina, and uterus. The increased blood flow helps supply the needed nutrients for t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible yeast: If any itching noted, likely yeast infection.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs an exam: One needs to see this to be able to offer advice. Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examin ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. No. No.: Yes, a woman's labia majora and minora should be gently washed each day. Otherwise, there will be women walking around with unwashed genitals. Men sho ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: No need to wash labia minora. It should not darken your labia
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