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what causes the labia to swell

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Couple of things: Infections, allergic reactions are probably on top of the list of causes. If just swelling without pain, more likely allergic. If painful, with bliste ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Anything...: ...From an allergy to a lubricant or condom component to simple friction. If this is a significant and/or persistent problem, you'll need to see your ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
24 years experience Pain Management
OxyContin: Not if it was taken orally.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
30 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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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
More Blood Flow: There is generalized increase blood flow to the genitalia during intercourse/arousal. Sometimes, if the labia minora stretches to the point where t ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many reasons : Any sexual arousal can make the vulvar structures engorge with blood in the same manner as a penis. However this should not cause discomfort. This may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bartholin cyst: some women have accumulation of fluid in ducts that normally secrete fluids that aid during intercourse. It can swell and some times get infected. I w ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: What you saw is what you have lived; so, the dilated vein on labia minora could be just what you are born with but manifested at this time of life and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
It is likely: just irritation from the direct friction of intercourse. There is no need to worry unless you develop severe abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding. Hope ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not significantly: There can be some mild swelling during and for a short time after intercourse due to engorgement from sexual arousal, but you shouldn't stay swollen f ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Your eyes only: Unfortunately, this labial problem occurs to " your eyes only" (with a mirror). Thus, in this virtual world I am unable to even venture a "guess" as t ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Lots of things: Some common, some rare. An exam will probably lead to a directed therapy. Meanwhile the OTC Hydrocortisone is likely to help.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
See physician immedi: See physician immediately to assure no vascular problem.
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