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


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Tiny, reddish spots on labia. No itchiness. Today one started bleeding. Was told about 5 years ago it was blood vessels. Why the bleeding? Worry?

Tiny, reddish spots on labia. No itchiness. Today one started bleeding. Was told about 5 years ago it was blood vessels. Why the bleeding? Worry?

Varices?: Your report suggests the presence of congenital labial varices like those in the scrotum. They are annoying especially at seeing bleeding after their rupture usually by mindless scratch. Of course, it is hard to tell for 100% sure without a direct a look at. If confirmed, they require no practical care of any forms but mentally coping process. ...Read more

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It looked like I had a pimple on the upper part of my labia minora. After a couple of days it popped but now there's a blood clot. What do I do?

It looked like I had a pimple on the upper part of my labia minora. After a couple of days it popped but now there's a blood clot. What do I do?

Compress: If lesion is not painful or draining pus, you can place a warm compress to make sure it full drains. Keep area clean with sap / water. I would recommend having clinician examine it to insure not due to sexually transmitted or other infection. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my labia minora, which was redish, purplish. I popped it and a lot of blood came out. What do you think it is?

I have a bump on my labia minora, which was redish, purplish. I popped it and a lot of blood came out. What do you think it is?

Blood vessel?: It could have been a superficial blood vessel or something like a small boil. Likely a vessel by the amount of bleeding u describe but that's not something that just pops up; those are generally there for a while. Keep the area clean with soap and water twice daily. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pimple on labia minora. Doesn't hurt unless I touch it hard. Went to bthroom and saw little blood on tlet paper. It was bigger yesterday?

Pimple on labia minora. Doesn't hurt unless I touch it hard. Went to bthroom and saw little blood on tlet paper. It was bigger yesterday?

Labial lump: Most likely this is a benign condition like an inclusion cyst or an acne type of condition, but without looking it is hard to really tell. I suggest an appointment with your Gyn. Not likely an emergency. ...Read more

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What is occasional bump on labia minora, at first hurts to wipe then just hurts. Will pop when I wipe or I pop it, filled with pus little blood.

What is occasional bump on labia minora, at first hurts to wipe then just hurts. Will pop when I wipe or I pop it, filled with pus little blood.

Blocked gland: Most likely this is a blocked gland. Sweaty rubbing like sex or exercise can cause the pore opening that drains the gland to get clogged. The fluid inside backs up and can get infected. Hair follicles can also get infected and cause bumps that come and go and drain pus and blood. ...Read more

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Have a sore on my labia minora looks kind of like a blood blister. Hurts when touched. How long should I monitor before I see a doctor? Possible dx?

Have a sore on my labia minora looks kind of like a blood blister. Hurts when touched. How long should I monitor before I see a doctor? Possible dx?

You need an exam: It is important with these symptoms that you schedule a visit for testing. This sounds like you may be having a herpes outbreak. It can cause blisters or areas that feel like cuts surrounded by itching or burning. Certainly other things are possible like an infected hair follicle, a small abrasion and others. Don't wait. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Growth on inside of labia menora. Tried to squeeze, only a little blood came out. Put hydrogen peroxide on it, and now white. Nothing coming out. Help?

Growth on inside of labia menora. Tried to squeeze, only a little blood came out. Put hydrogen peroxide on it, and now white. Nothing coming out. Help?

See your doctor: A growth like that can be many conditions. PLease see a doctor for a detailed exam as this is the only way to diagnose this ...Read more

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I have questions about a blood vessel on my labia that started bleeding today. Is this going to be a recurring thing? How do I make it stop? How do I get rid of it? What should I do about it? I just don't want it to start bleeding every time I use the bat

Get it checked: You shouldn't have bleeding like this. Perhaps it's a broken blood vessel or a bleeding cystic structure, or an inflammatory lesion. Is it painful or painless? Do get it checked by your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have varicose veins on your vulva that burst open!?

Is it possible to have varicose veins on your vulva that burst open!?

Unlikely: I agree with dr king it is extremely unlikely that varicose veins on vulva burst. At the time of delivery it could happen. Also they veins could bleed if they were cut by shaving or other grooming. ...Read more

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If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

If I have varicose veins in my legs, is there a chance it will spread to my vulva?

Minimal: Varicose veins in the legs are due to an underlying vein flow problem in the leg itself, and although associated varicosities can spread proximally, this is very rare. Vulvar or labial varicosities generally arise from a pelvic source, and are most commonly seen in pregnancy, where they can become highly symptomatic, but can be treated very simply, to resolve pain, by serial injection treatments. ...Read more

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I have a client with something that looks like a clear bubble, with liquid and you can see veins on it in the area of her inner labia close to her ure?

I have a client with something that looks like a clear bubble, with liquid and you can see veins on it in the area of her inner labia close to her ure?

She needs ob-gyn: You should refer her to an obgyn. They are trained to handle these matters. Impossible to diagnose by anyone without personal examination and probable tests. ...Read more

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32wks preg have severe painful varicose veins in labia (and on legs)they r constantly swollen and painful nothing takes the pain away. Any ideas?

32wks preg have severe painful varicose veins in labia (and on legs)they r constantly swollen and painful nothing takes the pain away. Any ideas?

Varicose veins: These are common with pregnancy
Support/compression maternity pantyhose are very helpful
Important to put these on before legs are dependent to get the best outcome
Sometimes a vbrace may also be used if genital area varies are causing discomfort
Discuss with your ob ...Read more

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I have varicose veins in my labia from pregnancy. My vascular dr said that I need a ctbefore he can treat. Would an MRI be possible to avoid radiation?

I have varicose veins in my labia from pregnancy. My vascular dr said that I need a ctbefore he can treat. Would an MRI be possible to avoid radiation?

Vulvar varicosities: Varicose veins on the labia or general vicinity result from pelvic vein venous insufficiency. Common post pregnency, they can be irritating with tight clothing or result in pain post intercourse (pelvic congestion syndrome). A ct scan does expose to radiation but best identifies the cause. The labial varicosities do respond to sclerotherapy injections quite well. Discuss w/ vein specialist or gyn. ...Read more

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Is it fairly common for one labia minora to be bigger than the other?

Is it fairly common for one labia minora to be bigger than the other?

Yes: The labia minora are often asymmetric (one being larger or longer than the other). This is completely normal. There is much variability in the appearance of labia minora from woman to woman. Some are very small, others very large. ...Read more

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Does ice help swelling of labia minora?

Does ice help swelling of labia minora?

For sure: Ice is a very useful to help minimize swelling after trauma or surgery. It is first important to determine the cause of the swelling and treat that. ...Read more

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Swollen bumpy labia minora on one side only. Why?

Swollen bumpy labia minora on one side only. Why?

Labia wrinkled/swoll: I will advice to consult your gynecologist, it seems there may be nothing seriously wrong but it need to be examined to find out if it is abnormal and needs any treatment. ...Read more

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Does having a dark labia minora means lots of sex?

Does having a dark labia minora means lots of sex?

No: The color of the labia is not indicative of sexual activity. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my labia minora have extra skin?

What does it mean if my labia minora have extra skin?

Many variations...: It doesn't really mean anything. There are many sizes and shapes. Its normal variation. If the labia minora are extremely long, to the point that they interfere with intercourse, or prevent wearing a bathing suit, they can be surgically shortened. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why is my labia minora swelled up and itchy? I need some advice.

Why is my labia minora swelled up and itchy? I need some advice.

Labia minora: Swelling on one or both sides of the labia minora can arise from sexual activity with poor lubrication, or from infection, bacterial or viral. See your gyn provider for an exam. ...Read more

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I had a labiaplasty (labia minora) and my labia dangles and make me embarrassed. What can I do?

I had a labiaplasty (labia minora) and my labia dangles and make me embarrassed. What can I do?

First talk....: If you doctor is good and experienced he or she should want to fix things if this seems possible. If your doctor in new to labiaplasty, seek experienced help for possible revision. ...Read more

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What might a 0.3 inch bump on the labia minora be cause by?

What might a 0.3 inch bump on the labia minora be cause by?

Possibilities: Common possibilities out of many are inclusion cyst, wart, herpes, or minor injury. ...Read more

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There is a painful Pearl sized lump on my right labia minora?

There is a painful Pearl sized lump on my right labia minora?

Need eval: Sound like cysts that needs to be evaluated and possible drained. Please see your gyn provider. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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I want to know if herpes is the only diagnosis for bumps on labia minora?

I want to know if herpes is the only diagnosis for bumps on labia minora?

No: There are a few other possibilities. Warts, plugged pores, and other things. If the bumps have lasted several day and not ulcerated. It may not be herpes. See a doctor and find out. ...Read more

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Swollen labia minora and majora. Why so much thicker than the normal size?

Swollen labia minora and majora. Why so much thicker than the normal size?

Seek evaluation: Bilateral enlargement of labia minor and major is highly unusual and suggests an allergic reaction or lymphatic venous obstruction. See your gynecologist for this. ...Read more

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