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Doctor insights on: Appearance Of Labia Majora In Overweight Women

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I've had swollen labia all my life. I'm. A little overweight as well. Could my labia majora be swollen due to me being overweight?

I've had swollen labia all my life. I'm. A little overweight as well. Could my labia majora be swollen due to me being overweight?

Most likely: Usually swelling comes and goes within 24-72 hrs. If it is persistent, then there is something solid filling up the space. Being overweight would be a good reason. Considering eating less carb and exercise regularly to get our weight down. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Female- need help on labia majora purple and swollen?

Female- need help on labia majora purple and swollen?

not normal: Please see your gyn u may have a hematoma or other your gyn will be able to tell if u do not have a gyn then go to the er. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old female, i was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora. A bit swollen and hard to touch. Never happened before. What is this?

I am a 24 year old female, i was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora. A bit swollen and hard to touch. Never happened before. What is this?

Irritation: You probably irritated the area and caused an inflammatory reaction. Depending on what you masturbated with, you may have irritated the area and or even caused an allergic reaction if you masturbated with something different that you may have been allergic to. Rest the area for a few days and try tatking Ibuprofen (if you're not allergic to it). If it does not get better, see a gyn dr. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 y/o female, and i masturbated from the age of 5 till 12, my labia minora are bigger than my labia majora now and i'm so embarrassed! please help?

I'm a 22 y/o female, and i masturbated from the age of 5 till 12, my labia minora are bigger than my labia majora now and i'm so embarrassed! please help?

Not related: While it is possible to elongate the labia, it usually requires intentional and prolonged stretching, a practice performed in some parts of africa. However, it is unlikely to be caused by masturbation and there is no reason to feel embarrassed about it. Labia protruding beyond the labia majora is quite common and not a reason for concern. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 24 year old female i was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora a bit swollen and hard to touch when i pushed down on it i had never felt that before?

Hi I am a 24 year old female i was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora a bit swollen and hard to touch when i pushed down on it i had never felt that before?

See your GYN: There are a variety of things that can make the labia majora feel "a bit swollen.' some possibilities are: a pimple; a carbuncle(boil); in-grown hair. It is difficult to figure-out what is there so it would be best for you to be examined by a gyn so that she/he may be able to tell you what it is. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 27 years old women,had hard swelling painless lump on labia majora and it disappeared by its own can it be syphilis?

Hi I'm 27 years old women,had hard swelling painless lump on labia majora and it disappeared by its own can it be syphilis?

No way to...: There is no way to assure you what this is until you get examined,and if the lesion is not there any longer then tested for syphilis. Certainly, in the first stage syphilis presents with a painless lesion which looks more like an ulcer, solitary and it disappears on its own. However the infection remains and it shows later with other symptoms. See your doctor for formal exam and testing. ...Read more

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I am 22 yr old female. Got itchiness in and around my external genitalia. (not inside vagina, but inside the labia majora). what to do?

I am 22 yr old female. Got itchiness in and around my external genitalia. (not inside vagina, but inside the labia majora). what to do?

Yeast infection: The most common cause of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. There are many available over the counter creams. There are other causes that would need evaluation if that does not fix it ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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