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A 19-year-old female asked:

I recently had sex & my labia is now very swollen & more red than usual. i'm wondering what could have caused this?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Many things: Among the most likely things are increased blood flow to the area - which is normal during intercourse, irritation, or potentially an allergic reaction to the condom or lubrication.
Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Need exam: You need to be examined by a healthcare provider and screened for STDs. It's hard to answer correctly without proper exam and/or testing. See your PCP or Gyn.

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Last updated Jul 3, 2015

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