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Intermittent swelling of labia majora. Causes itching?

Intermittent swelling of labia majora. Causes itching?

Variable: Labial swelling with itching can be from external/internal yeast, bacteria or from frequent sexual activity. Your doctor should be able to determine if there is anything that needs to be treated. Vagisil may help with the itching. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What causes painful intercourse and clitoris swelling?

What causes painful intercourse and clitoris swelling?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Intercourse discomfort causes labia minora to swell. Why?

Intercourse discomfort causes labia minora to swell. Why?

Arousal: With sexual arousal, you get engorgement of the labia, clitoris, vagina, and uterus. The increased blood flow helps supply the needed nutrients for the sperm as they swim to their goal. This swelling may cause your labia to be more painful. Try different positions to see if you can be more comfortable. ...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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Itchy sensation and puffy foreskin around penis?

Itchy sensation and puffy foreskin around penis?

Trauma: Sounds as though you have had some friction to the penis. This is common with both masturbation and with vaginal intercourse. Try an ice pack or cold pack for a few minutes and observe. If this is persistent, get seen and find out if there is an allergic reaction, infection or other issue. Poison oak and ivy are common to get on the penis. This will need specific treatment by a doctor. ...Read more

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Red, itchy, burning, swolllen labia majora and labia minora?

Red, itchy, burning, swolllen labia majora and labia minora?

Have it evaluated: Have a gynecologist evaluate the problem. Then you will have a diagnosis and can start appropriate treatment to resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Itchy pubic area directly above clitoris. Clitoral hood has a weird blister or raw lesion. Rawness between labia minora and majora. No STDs or stis?

You need an exam: Your symptoms are suggestive of a herpes simplex infection (sexually transmitted), but yeast (not sexually transmitted) may cause similar symptoms of rawness and itching. If you also have a white, cottage cheese-like discharge, it is more likely to be yeast. The bottom line is that you need to have an exam done by a health professional. And no sex until you find out! ...Read more

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1 painful yellowish/white sore on labia minora below clitoris & above urethral. Hurts when touched. Only 1 sexual partner in last 11 years. no swellin

1 painful yellowish/white sore on labia minora below clitoris & above urethral. Hurts when touched. Only 1 sexual partner in last 11 years. no swellin

Many possibilities: Sores in this area can be caused by skin conditions; allergic reactions; infections such as herpes, chancroid, molluscum contagiosum, staph infections; hydradenitis; cancer; etc. An Ob/Gyn can do cultures, biopsies and other tests to determine the cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Swollen labia majora after rough sex. Ice pack?

Swollen labia majora after rough sex. Ice pack?

Cause?: Certainly ice nearly always helps but prevention is key as well as identifying cause. If friction is to blame lubricants may help, however it could also be due to sensitivity to applied products such as lubricants, spermicidal agents or latex allergy/sensitivity. Anti-inflammatories may also help. Make sure std is not to blame & use appropriate precautions. Positions & specific sexual activities? ...Read more

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Tingling sensation at urethra opening, itchiness and burning, redness and sore on penis shaft?

Tingling sensation at urethra opening, itchiness   and burning, redness and sore on penis shaft?

Evaluation needed: More information and history is needed for accurate diagnosis however symptoms may be sign of std. Prompt evaluation recommended along with appropriate precautions to avoid possible transmission. Depending on findings, evaluation of partner(s) may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can rubbing the clitoris to the penis cause clitoris itching?

Can rubbing the clitoris to the penis cause clitoris itching?

It depends: Upon how vigorously you rub and whether the penis had any sort of infection which could have been transmitted. ...Read more

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Swelling after masterbation around scare tissue on penis?

Swelling after  masterbation around scare tissue on penis?

Irritation: It sounds like you're irritating yourself. Try lubrication like petroleum jelly (vaseline.) it tends to stain clothing, so wash it off before you puts underwear on and try not to get it on your sheets, but it is one of the most protective lubricants. As always, if it worsens or fails to go away, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Ulcer? On inner labia minora above urethral & under clitoris. No swelling or itching no smell or discharge only burns when touched no blisters or bump

Ulcer? On inner labia minora above urethral & under clitoris. No swelling or itching no smell or discharge only burns when touched no blisters or bump

Needs to be checked: Any ulcer like you described needs to be checked by your doctor.Based on your description we can not say what it is caused by.Any genital ulcer in a 25 years old can be due to Sexually Transmitted Disease.We need more history and needs to be examined and may need some tests to find and treat ...Read more

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Female, very itchy urethra,swollen clitoral hood and labia minora, frequent urinating/burning, and soreness on top of vagina, ?

Female, very itchy urethra,swollen clitoral hood and labia minora, frequent urinating/burning, and soreness on top of vagina, ?

ITCHY LABIA+++++: DEAR, DEAR TULASIL I DONT KNOW HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD THIS, BUT DO SEE YOUR PCP OR A GYNECOLOGIST SOON! YOU MAY HAVE AN INFECTION. ...Read more

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Extremely itching vagina peeling clitoris and sore?

Extremely itching vagina peeling clitoris and sore?

See doctor: It is hard to tell as to whether this is from an infection (yeast?) ot a delayed allergic reaction to something which had contact with the vagina within the past few days. I presume that you are quite uncomfortable and thus it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing testicles shrinkage, testicular pain (quality: persistent discomfort) , scrotum swelling, genital lump (penis or scrotum) (quali...

I am experiencing  testicles shrinkage, testicular pain (quality: persistent discomfort) , scrotum swelling, genital lump (penis or scrotum) (quali...

Uro symptoms: The variety of symptoms you mention indicate the need for you to see a urologist right now. Your family doctor can refer you to this type of specialist. This will rule out or identify medical conditions. It will also allow for treatment, if needed, before conditions progress. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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

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Vaginal itching peeling, swelling?

Vaginal itching peeling, swelling?

Please: Please see your gynecologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

Clitoris (Definition)

The clitoris is a female sexual organ present in mammals, ostriches and a limited ...Read more