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I have a hard swollen labia. what should i do?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Cause? New? Chronic?: Their are both inner and outer labia. Inner labia may become thick from repeated minor trauma whereas suddenl trauma or rupture of a varicocoele of may produce a hematoma. Hernias may occur in the labia majora especially if unilateral. If this has occurred suddenly, i would discuss with your ob-gyne md or i'd associated with severe pain or obstruction, go to e er.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 31 years experience
Swollen?: The labiae can become swollen for reasons including trauma, infection and/or allergy. They also commonly become swollen with good sex.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. Meet with your gynecologist for an examination.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Why are my labia swollen?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: It depends on the circumstances under which the swelling took place (trauma, infection, etc).

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