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I have a few painful abscess on my labia and many uncomfortable ingrown hairs on my vulva. I've been getting them for years. Should I be conserned?

I have a few painful abscess on my labia and many uncomfortable ingrown hairs on my vulva. I've been getting them for years. Should I be conserned?

Folliculitis: Small abscesses are very common in the pubic area. If you shave your pubic area, you will be more likely to get these abscesses. You can apply warm compresses and over-the-counter antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What are reasons why my inner labia is so sensitive?

What are reasons why my inner labia is so sensitive?

Abundant nerves: Also, attached to the clitoris which is the most sensitive part of a women's boby. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen inner labia?

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

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Why could my inner labia minor be swollen?

Why could my inner labia minor be swollen?

Not: If the labia are swollen after sex, it may be due to inadequate lubrication of the vulva & vagina during intercourse. This is related to estrogen production & at 38, there may be some ovarian dysfunction occurring. However, there are problems that present with swollen labia that need to be evaluated by examination. If still present at 48 hours or so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Growth of elongated skin on inner labia unhealthy?

Growth of elongated skin on inner labia unhealthy?

Usually safe AND: I have conducted two studies ; now a third to verify the safety and efficacy. No surgery is 100% safe and risks may include infection, hematoma, bleeding, excessive bruising, scarring, dehiscence, asymmetry, pain, numbness, discomfort, contour irregularity, over or under correction, vaginismus, dryness, dyspareunia, vaginosis, vulvodynia, irritation, unacceptable cosmetic result, need 4 revision. ...Read more

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Growth of elongated skin on inner labia, is this bad?

Growth of elongated skin on inner labia, is this bad?

Only if urinating: If the labial skin diverts the urine stream consistently, then a GYN MD can assist you in "trimming" the labia minora. ...Read more

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What can be done for excessively protruding inner labia?

Normal: That is a normal variation and nothing needs to be done. If it becomes painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for inner labia to be longer than outer labia?

Is it abnormal for inner labia to be longer than outer labia?

Not but...: 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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I have long inner labia and small white bumps in the flaps — is this normal?

I have long inner labia and small white bumps in the flaps — is this normal?

Normal: Everyone has a different shape and length of labia major and minora. Having longer labia minora is very normal. If the white bumps are new, they could be a sign of infection and should be evaluated. Otherwise, they could be related to the follicles of your hair or other glands. ...Read more

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I have a small brown spot on my inner labia. It's flat and doesen't move. It's been there for more than a year?

A year is just a day: A year is just a day in Cancerland. If that thing gets bigger, changes in shape or color or gets bumpy, head straight for your doctor! OK, now that I've alerted you, don't sweat too much, it's probably OK. But probably's not good enough. Keep an eye on it. ...Read more

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My inner labia is quite large, like it just hangs and it's gross and I can't wear bikinis coz the shape what can I do??

My inner labia is quite large, like it just hangs and it's gross and I can't wear bikinis coz the shape what can I do??

Surgery: The treatment for this is to surgically shorten the labia. It's a quick surgical procedure and usually the results are very good. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My left inner labia is dark(grayish) I'm vergin! I've never checked it before so I can't tell if it's been always dark or it just got dark.

My left inner labia is dark(grayish) I'm vergin! I've never checked it before so I can't tell if it's been always dark or it just got dark.

Can be normal: You are of an age where you should begin to see an OB/GYN. Make an appointment to discuss, but it may have always been that way. Let them help you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning to find some kind of white substance around the inner labia and near the vaginal opening; in that area. Should i be concerned?

I woke up this morning to find some kind of white substance around the inner labia and near the vaginal opening; in that area. Should i be concerned?

Infection ; hormones: Some vaginal discharge can be normal. As you go through the month your hormones cause changes in the discharge. In some cases though discharge can be a sign of infection. Causes incluse yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and stds. There are simple tests that can be done in the office to determine if this is normal or not. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my right inner labia, doesn't hurt but hasn't gone away. It does itch a little... What is it? I noticed it after my husband perform oral

I have a bump on my right inner labia, doesn't hurt but hasn't gone away. It does itch a little... What is it? I noticed it after my husband perform oral

A couple of ideas: Bumps on the labia could be a condyloma, a sebaceous cyst, a Bartholin's gland cyst. Itching usually implies a yeast infection, but yeast infection doesn't have a growth associated with it. Best is to have a doctor lay eyes on it to give you the most accurate diagnosis possible. ...Read more

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I want to have my inner labia removed where would I find a place that will do that kind of proceedure? The closest from where I live and would medical cover it?if not what about carecredit?

I want to have my inner labia removed where would I find a place that will do that kind of proceedure?
The closest from where I live and would medical cover it?if not what about carecredit?

Start with your GYN: There are certainly some women who have developed elongated or excessive labial tissue and who have concerns about function (interference with exercise, clothing, sex) or aesthetics (appearance). Surgical correction for this (labiaplasty) is best done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Your gynecologist is the best person to advise you. Often insurance doesn't cover. Cost $3000-$6000+. ...Read more

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What could be the lump on my inner labia?

What could be the lump on my inner labia?

Cyst/polyp/scar: This could be due to a variety of different conditions that should be evaluated by your gynecologist which may be related to previous trauma, delivery, infections, stds, or cysts, etc. ...Read more

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Do inner labia sometimes get bigger?

Do inner labia sometimes get bigger?

Yes: The labia can become larger over time due to many causes. It is called labial hypertrophy and if bothersome, can be treated with minor surgery, called labiaplasty. ...Read more

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Can a long inner labium interfere with sex?

Can a long inner labium interfere with sex?

At Times: Some labiaplasty patients tell me that their labia minorae (the inner labiae) can actually hurt during sex and cause them to want to stop. This is amongst their reasons for wanting the surgery to reduce them. ...Read more

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I have a raw feeling on my inner labia--what could this be?

I have a raw feeling on my inner labia--what could this be?

Not normal: This does not sound normal and I would highly recommend that you have your gynecologist perform an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a very tiny two bite mark looking holes in my inner labia. What does this mean?

I have a very tiny two bite mark looking holes in my inner labia. What does this mean?

Could be natural: Indentation from repetitive trauma, or lesions from an STD or scrape. If it is painful to touch, it likely will be infection related. If it is painless, then watch to see if it will change in size or appearance. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can one inner labia suddenly become bigger that the other? And why? I have no pain but I am a bit scared.

Can one inner labia suddenly become bigger that the other? And why? I have no pain but I am a bit scared.

Why did you notice?: If this just occurred and you feel swollen get it checked. You may have a yeast infection. If you have always had this it is nothing to worry about. See your gynecologist for reassurance if it is chronic or for a proper diagnosis if it is new. ...Read more

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A few years ago I stretches my inner labia and the one side went back to normal and the other stayed stretched. Will it go back to normal? In 13.

A few years ago I stretches my inner labia and the one side went back to normal and the other stayed stretched. Will it go back to normal? In 13.

Probably not: If this has been so for a few yrs, and hasn't changed, it probably won't.
Plastic surgery can be done to "fix" it.
Good Luck ...Read more

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What can I do about a small pimple on my inner labia?

What can I do about a small pimple on my inner labia?

Get checked: I would recommend seeing a gynecologist so that it can properly be evaluated. It may be a simple nodule, an infection, a clogged gland, among other things. A proper evaluation is needed to guide treatment. ...Read more

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How bad is it if the inner labia stayed swollen after sex?

How bad is it if the inner labia stayed swollen after sex?

Not: If the labia are swollen after sex, it may be due to inadequate lubrication of the vulva & vagina during intercourse. This is related to estrogen production & at 38, there may be some ovarian dysfunction occurring. However, there are problems that present with swollen labia that need to be evaluated by examination. If still present at 48 hours or so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a black spot on your inner labia?

What does it mean to have a black spot on your inner labia?

Probably normal: Probably normal but if it changes or grows, have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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