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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Many causes: Infection, abrasion, pad overuse, intercourse, etc. I think you get the idea. When it is swollen, get it checked out by a gyn md. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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


Dr. Henry Dorn Dr. Dorn
Obstetrics & Gynecology
21 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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What would cause my entire vagina or vulva to be purple and swollen, (even the part above the urine hole)? Also, it takes along time to urinate. Why?

What would cause my entire vagina or vulva to be purple and swollen, (even the part above the urine hole)? Also, it takes along time to urinate. Why?

See a doctor: Without more information, is impossible tell what's going on. It could be an infection, due to injury, or several other things. You should have a gynecologist or family practitioner take a look. ...Read more

Dr. Candace Spann Dr. Spann
Dermatology
17 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Will herpes cause swollen right labia majora?

Will herpes cause swollen right labia majora?

It can.: If this is your primary outbreak of herpes, it could cause a significant amount of tenderness and swelling. Please see your dermatologist for correct diagnosis and management. ...Read more

Dr. Claudette Anderson Dr. Anderson
Gynecology
years in practice
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Does Tb neck lymphadenitis cause swollen lymph node on labia majora? Are they related?already taking treatment for 5 months.

Does Tb neck lymphadenitis cause swollen lymph node on labia majora? Are they related?already taking treatment for 5 months.

Possibly: A chronic disease can give you lymph node swelling all over.Check with your infectious disease doctor about the swelling since you have been on therapy for 6mths ...Read more

Dr. Karen Jones Dr. Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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A day after sexual intercourse realized my left labia majora was swollen like a ball.What could cause this?Any home remedy?Use heat pad?Its been 4dys.

A day after sexual intercourse realized my left labia majora was swollen like a ball.What could cause this?Any home remedy?Use heat pad?Its been 4dys.

Cyst: Could be a bartholin's gland cyst or infection - though the latter is really painful. Could also be an area that bled. You can try sitz bathes - sitting in a tub of warm water for 15+ minutes several times a day. If it's painful get seen. If it doesn't start getting smaller get seen. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Rudkin Dr. Rudkin
Emergency Medicine
19 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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How to relieve a swollen vulva?

How to relieve a swollen vulva?

Depends on cause: What caused the swelling? Is it allergic? If so, avoid the allergen. If traumatic or from vigorous intercourse, rest and ice may help. ...Read more

Dr. Carrie Giordano Dr. Giordano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Swollen bumps on the edge of the vulva, what's wrong?

Swollen bumps on the edge of the vulva, what's wrong?

Needs to look at it: With new skin lesions in the genital area it is always a good idea to to be by your doctor for appropriate diagnosis. It can be anything from a mild dermatitis, infection, std, pimple or laceration. ...Read more

Dr. Keshab Paudel Dr. Paudel
Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine
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Rash feel on vulva red swollen?

Rash feel on vulva red swollen?

Please see a doctor: It sounds like you have an infection. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Diane Minich Dr. Minich
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Severly swollen labia(vulva), what to do?

Severly swollen labia(vulva), what to do?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. Meet with your gynecologist for an examination. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Very itchy, swollen, vulva. Used vagisil. I'm a virgin. I want home remedies?

Very itchy, swollen, vulva. Used vagisil. I'm a virgin. I want home remedies?

Possible yeast: This could be an allergic reaction to something that came in contact with the vulval area or it could be a yeast infection. Avoid vagisil and for the former a topical steroid cream may help; for the latter use an antiyeast vaginal cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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I've been to many docs and they don't know why I have a red vulva. No symptoms; just red/swollen. I've been given a cortisteroid which didn't help?

I've been to many docs and they don't know why I have a red vulva. No symptoms; just red/swollen. I've been given a cortisteroid which didn't help?

No disease: If many doctors have cleared you then there is probably little to worry about. Red and swollen skin is either an infection such as yeast. Or, it is an allergy or sensitivity. Common skin irritants are soaps, creams, lubricants. ...Read more

Dr. Usha Mukhytar Dr. Mukhytar
Gynecology
22 years in practice
University of Mumbai, Seth G. S. Medical College
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Dr. Paula Schaffer-Polakof Dr. Schaffer-Polakof
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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7years ago, i was virgin, my x- boyfriend licked my vulva,in 10 days i had swollen vuvla.Now i suffer from pain when pressing lymph nodes.is that hiv?

7years ago, i was virgin, my x- boyfriend licked my vulva,in 10 days i had swollen vuvla.Now i suffer from pain when pressing  lymph nodes.is that hiv?

No: This isn't how HIV is transmitted and it isn't how HIV looks clinically. Often no explanation is ever found for these minor symptoms. I'm sorry things didn't work out for the two of you, but I hope you have memories that are still wonderful -- and more love in your future. If you have any doubts about your HIV status, please get a screen with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Lori Semel Dr. Semel
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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My vulva is very itchy at times. I did feel a tiny pimple and now its gone. Its slightly swollen. Is there any OTC creams that i could try?

Try...: Vagisil or Replens to help with the dryness and itchiness. If this does not help the symptoms in a few days, I would recommend an evaluation with a gynecologist to determine if you have a yeast or other vaginal infection. Also, they can consult with you about possible hormone replacement therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Rahil Malik Dr. Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Red, swollen, itchy vulva, odorless discharge somewhat thick. Took OTC medicine discharge almost gone. Swelling went down. dry w/ cracks now. ?

Red, swollen, itchy vulva, odorless discharge somewhat thick. Took OTC medicine discharge almost gone. Swelling went down. dry w/ cracks now. ?

Observe : It looks like it's resolving on its own. You can use a small amount of Vaseline on the outside to take care of dry skin. ...Read more

Dr. Rahil Malik Dr. Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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I had sex last night and afterwards when I got up to use the bathroom I saw that my vulva was extremely swollen. Very abnormal looking and sore. I'm w?

I had sex last night and afterwards when I got up to use the bathroom I saw that my vulva was extremely swollen. Very abnormal looking and sore. I'm w?

Ice and rest: cool it down with some ice and avoid sex for now. See if it gets better, if it improves, you may not need antibiotics. If it worsens, looks redder or you have fever, see your gyn for further management ...Read more