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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Had mole removed by my dermatologist on labia. I read that mole removal due to inflammation can increase risk of cancer later? Is this true? Scared

Had mole removed by my dermatologist on labia. I read that mole removal due to inflammation can increase risk of cancer later? Is this true? Scared

NO: Removal of a mole does not increase your risk of cancer unless the mole was cancerous and was not completely removed. Please quit reading Dr. Google. ...Read more

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Inflammed labia minora, what to do?

Inflammed labia minora, what to do?

Determine cause: It is important to first determine the cause of the inflammation: creams, soap, shaving, waxing, trauma, friction, Infection, etc.
If you cannot identify, discuss with your primary care physician or gynecologist. Once the cause is identified, a treatment plan can be arranged, ...Read more

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I have a painless lump in my posterior labia majora for more than a year now. Its movable and its like the size of a pea. Is this inflammed lymphnode?

I have a painless lump in my posterior labia majora for more than a year now. Its movable and its like the size of a pea. Is this inflammed lymphnode?

Probably not: If you've had it for a year now, its not an inflammed anything, especially if its not red or tender. It's most likely an inclusion cyst, but your doctor would have to look at it to make a definite diagtnosis. ...Read more

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I have had yellow discharge on and off for about three months now and itchy labia lips. And inflamation of the lips, a bump. What can it be?

I have had yellow discharge on and off for about three months now and itchy labia lips. And inflamation of the lips, a bump. What can it be?

Possible STD: Sounds like a possible STD but if not, it is at least a vaginal infection. See your Doc asap and do not have unprotected sex until it is diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What is the most likely cause for inflammation around the vulva that is accompanied by dryness and extreme itchiness, no secretions and no odor?

What is the most likely cause for inflammation around the vulva that is accompanied by dryness and extreme itchiness, no secretions and no odor?

? lichen sclerosus: Genital lichen sclerosus can be the cause of your symptoms. White patches are often seen in this condition and the cause is unknown. There is no vaginal discharge with this. Corticosteroid creams offer relief. Have a dermatologist check you for this condition if your gynecologist is stumped. ...Read more

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I have a new sexual partner and this weekend we had marathon intercourse a few times that lasted over 3 hours at least I currently have a fever highest temp was 102 degrees and along with this is incredible inflammation and itching burning on my vulva I t

Worried: I'm worried that you've likely contacted an std. Sounds like it could be herpes, chlamydia or gonorrhea. You should definitely go to a doctor or urgent care as soon as possible with a fever that high. They may be able to diagnose you on sight, or they made need to take some tests. Regardless, most docs will start you on some antibiotics even before the results come back, just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin to treat my inflammed burning vulva?

Can I take amoxicillin to treat my inflammed burning vulva?

Need diagnosis first: Amoxicillin is not the usual treatment for an inflammed vulva. If you have a yeast infection, Amoxicillin might make it worse. Suggest you see a health care provider for an exam. A diagnosis will guide the treatment. ...Read more

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Vulva burns only right side. Groin hurts, vulva look inflammed, red little itch for 8 months. Syptoms only stops during menstruation.?

Vulva burns only right side. Groin hurts, vulva look inflammed, red little itch for 8 months. Syptoms only stops during menstruation.?

Many possibilities.: The diagnosis could be as simple as a yeast infection or as complicated as a vulvar carcinoma. You can start with an over the counter antifungal. If no relief of your symptoms or a visible lesion is present, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I use betamethasone dipropionate ointment USP 0.05 on my inflamed vulva? Inflamation is due to a yeast infection.

Can I use betamethasone dipropionate ointment USP 0.05 on my inflamed vulva? Inflamation is due to a yeast infection.

Yes: Yes but do not use longer than one week. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options if it does not improve. ...Read more

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How big is big for a women's labias?

How big is big for a women's labias?

Only you know: Labia come in all shapes and sizes and have different coloring. There really is no "too big" or abnormal so if you're bothered by the appearance or if they are bothersome in swimsuits or exercise, then see a specialist for an evaluation as genital plastic surgery can improve appearance and function dramatically. ...Read more

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What causes the labia to swell?

What causes the labia to swell?

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 gynecologist. ...Read more

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I don't like my labia, its so long!?

We are all unique: Including our labia. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that alter the appearance of the labia. ...Read more

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What is labia minora?

What is labia minora?

Little "lips": The female vulva has two lateral folds (lips) the larger of the two is the labia majora, and the inner two are the labia minora. ...Read more

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How to treat hanging labia?

Labia Reduction: Patients who present with “enlarged labia” may have problems wearing certain clothing, exercising, riding bikes/horses, and/or with sexual activity. These patients may be candidates for labia minora reduction surgery (labiaplasty). Careful selection of surgeon is important; ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. ...Read more

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Why does my labia smell weird?

Many reasons: There are a variety of reasons that may produce an unpleasant odor of the female genitalia with bacterial vaginosis and candidal vaginitis as the two most common reasons. You should meet with your gynecologist for an exam. ...Read more

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What does a purple labia mean?

What does a purple labia mean?

Congestion/flow: Labia are rich in nerve endings and blood vessels- assuming this is not some type of varicose vein- the purple color is from hormonal influence or sexual engorgement (similar to the color changes in an erect penis) ...Read more

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Right labia is hard and swollen?

Right labia is hard and swollen?

You: May have an abscess or a blockage in a bartholins gland. You should try warm compresses or soaks, Ibuprofen and make an appointment with your gynecologist for examination and further treatment. Take care! ...Read more

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My labia is swollen but no pain?

My labia is swollen but no pain?

Ok....: If you did not have any local manipulation....like sex, vibrator, it will settle down. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tighten labia?

Is there any way to tighten labia?

Yes, labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is a method to reduce and eliminate excess or redundant labia tissue that one may find objectionable. This is performed by plastic surgeons or gynecologists. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen inner labia?

Swollen labia minora: The inner labia usually are not swollen unless there is an infection present. A MD exam will make that determination. A hot sitz bath can take away any pain until you can see the MD. ...Read more

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Why could my inner labia be swollen?

Why could my inner labia be swollen?

Swelling: Inner labia swelling ca be caused by allergy, infection or mechanical irritation such as intercourse or usage of " toys" if persists see a doctor. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more