U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

What could cause a swollen labia minora?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Lots of things: If the sex is too rough, too long, too dry etc, the labia minora can become inflamed. It is not normal, but it is not uncommon. Using extra lubricant such as astroglide or pjur can help. Allergy to condoms can also cause the problem. It the problem persists, it is time to have your doctor examine you.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Swollen Labia Minora: Swollen labia can be arise from congenital causes, vascular, lymphatic, tumor, infection, trauma from intercourse, cyst enlargement, varicocoele, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and many other causes. It is best to see your gynecologist for an exam.
Dr. John Di Saia
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Trauma/infection: Trauma, infection or allergy.

Similar questions

A 45-year-old member asked:

What are causes of a swollen labia minora?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It depends: The level of "trauma" to the labia minora can be minor or more severe. Sex that is too long, too rough, too dry etc can cause severe swelling. It is also possible that you have developed an infection, std or some other problem. If the swelling does not resolve, you need to be examined, call your doctor!
A female asked:

What cures a swollen labia minora?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
Several..: Friction, irritation,,,,mechanical/chemical, infection.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if my labia minora is swollen?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Several reasons: Labia minora can swell from local trauma, not enough lubrication, or sometimes infections like yeast or bacteria, see your gyn for an evaluation.
A 19-year-old member asked:

Labia minora very swollen?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen: It could be from irritation or infection. You should be seen to determine which.

Related questions

A 38-year-old female asked:
I'm having OHSS. My labia is extremely swollen. What causes it and will it go back to normal?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
Will herpes cause swollen right labia majora?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 42-year-old member asked:
Yeast infection also caused swollen inner labia, what do I do?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Mar 31, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.