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I am experiencing some major discomfort with my vagina. both sides of my labia are swollen and burning. it also itches some and is giving off a foul o?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Vaginitis: There are too many possibilities to judge the cause, maybe more than one. Strong odor suggests certain kinds of infection (bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas, forgotten tampon, others) but "major discomfort", swelling, burning, etc go along better with other problems (yeast, herpes, allergic reaction, others). Don't guess at OTC treatment; if wrong, could make things worse. See a doctor ASAP.
Last updated Mar 26, 2016

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