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I have a red raw skin on my outer labia only, right where the labia touch to close togethrr. It's goes from top to bottom of closure. No sores, raw.

I have a red raw skin on my outer labia only, right where the labia touch to close togethrr. It's goes from top to bottom of closure. No sores, raw.

Fungal infection: Could be fungal. Se your doctor, may need swabs and some anti fungal treatment line miconazole cream. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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


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When I got my first period the pad I used rubbed me so raw my labia minora blistered and the skin is now stretched. What should I do now for the area?

When I got my first period the pad I used rubbed me so raw my labia minora blistered and the skin is now stretched. What should I do now for the area?

External yeast: The moisture on your pad may have caused an external yeast infection. You can try over the counter yeast medication. If it is too raw, however, try to keep it clean and dry for a couple of days. No powder, as it may clog the pores and make things worse. If it gets reel bad, you mspy need to see your GYN. ...Read more

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Large bump on labia minora it is brown and soft it doesn't hurt to touch but where it has shrunk the skin remains raw and bleeds hurts to urinate?

Large bump on labia minora it is brown and soft it doesn't hurt to touch but where it has shrunk the skin remains raw and bleeds hurts to urinate?

See your doctor...: There are several possibilities for this bump, but all of them should be evaluated and examined in person by a physician. Then you'll know for sure what you are dealing with and how to treat it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have these skin tag looking things along the inner flaps of my labia, they sometimes give a burning or raw sensation after intimacy, Please advise?

Skin tags on labia: There are quite a few types of skin lesion that can arise in the vulva. Most are completely harmless. See your doctor for diagnosis and advice if the lesions are new, increasing or causing symptoms. ...Read more

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In between my inner labia I have red skin that feels raw. Pain when touching. No std.

In between my inner labia I have red skin that feels raw. Pain when touching. No std.

Yeast: Sometimes yeast like to live between the skin sheets. Get checked by your doctor or try some over the counter antifungals. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a yeast infection & skin down there is very raw. I am on diflucan (fluconazole). What over-the-counter product can soothe small tears on labia? Any creams?

I have a yeast infection & skin down there is very raw. I am on diflucan (fluconazole). What over-the-counter product can soothe small tears on labia? Any creams?

Yeast vaginal: There are several over the counter medicines that you could try; Gyne-Lotrimin, Monistat cream. At times high blood sugar could also cause yeast infections. So if this problem continues see your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more

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Is skin peeling on the labia minora a sign of a herpes outbreak? No pain, no itching, no discomfort, just raw skin where it is peeled.

Is skin peeling on the labia minora a sign of a herpes outbreak? No pain, no itching, no discomfort, just raw skin where it is peeled.

Impossible to help: Unfortunately, there are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, Unfortunately. It's not possible to make a diagnosis of a blistering disease since you did not mention anything about small blisters, pain, change or any other symp ...Read more

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Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Is raw, irritated skin on inner labia and vaginal opening a sign of a yeast infection or a bacterial infection?

Either: It is more likely to be a yeast infection or an irritant dermatitis, but a bacterial infection can also be a potential cause. Consult a physician for a culture and treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause the skin around the labia to itch?

What can cause the skin around the labia to itch?

Lots of things: Some common, some rare. An exam will probably lead to a directed therapy. Meanwhile, the OTC Hydrocortisone is likely to help. ...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?

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 is there a small piece of skin hanging from my labia?

What is there a small piece of skin hanging from my labia?

See your md: There may be many reasons for the extra skin such as a polyp or previous trauma which should be evaluated by your physician. If this is essentially cosmetic, it can be removed. ...Read more

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What cause the labia skin to be darker than the body skin colour?

What cause the labia skin to be darker than the body skin colour?

Pigmentation: Increased pigmentation in the labia is normal in the same way that your lips are more pigmented than your surrounding face. ...Read more

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What could cause a cyst under skin on labia minor?

What could cause a cyst under skin on labia minor?

Occluded gland: Most commonly this is due to an occluded gland but may be a traumatic inclusion cyst from sex, birth trauma or surgery. It may also be a small cyst or tumor that may require diagnostic biopsy or therapeutic incision and drainage or excision. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...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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Is yellowish/whitish skin on the inside of my labia major as normal? It's distinctly noticeable.

Is yellowish/whitish skin on the inside of my labia major as normal? It's distinctly noticeable.

It is probably not: Normal, you can try using OTC Monistat for yeast infection but if not clearing see gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. There are some other conditions that may require biopsy for diagnosis ...Read more

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What you suspect when a lady 49 nearing menopause has change in skin at junction of two labias with itch and minute sores, anti fungal does not help?

What you suspect when a lady 49 nearing menopause has change in skin at junction of two labias with itch and minute sores, anti fungal does not help?

A few possibilities: If you have already tried antifungals (which is a great first try!), then I'm wondering if this may be thinning of your vulvar tissue from waning hormone levels. The sores could be mild atrophy combined with normal sex — be sure to use a lubricant! The itching still bothers me, so that may just be the healing process. The most I would suggest would be otc Hydrocortisone cream to ease irritation. ...Read more

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Have an extra flap of skin on both side my labia, that is a darker pink, it hasn't grown while I've had it. It has feels like little lumps inside it?

Have an extra flap of skin on both side my labia, that is a darker pink, it hasn't grown while I've had it. It has feels like little lumps inside it?

Anatomy: Please see a qualified md to determine if everything is normal. Female anatomy can have a great degree of normal variation. ...Read more

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Lump on the outside of my labia. Irritating but no head.?

Lump on the outside of my labia.  Irritating but no head.?

Folliculitis?: This needs to be looked at by a physician. This could be an infection of a hair follicle and could get worse without antibiotic medication. A physician that is able to examine lump will be able to determine whether medication is needed or not. ...Read more

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Is there a way to moisten the dry skin of the labia majora?

Is there a way to moisten the dry skin of the labia majora?

Why it's dry: It could be "dry" because of too frequent bathing. It could be low hormone levels, like menopause. It should be examined by a health care professional. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat broken skin on the labia?

What is the best way to treat broken skin on the labia?

Keep clean and moist: As with any wound anywhere else on the body, wounds heal faster if kept clean and moist with a gentle soap such as cetaphil and covered with a light petrolatum based ointment. ...Read more

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How to make my inner labia pimple come to a head faster?

How to make my inner labia pimple come to a head faster?

Warm compresses: Often help draw out infection and contents of pimples...but, are you sure it is a pimple? It could be a blocked gland or a bartholin's cyst. These are better dealt with by your GYN. Whatever you do, don't squeeze it! Good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your skin is hard & dry and starts peeling on your labia?

See your GYN: It may just be a small patch of external yeast, but you ought to see your GYN to see what it is. ...Read more

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My labia piercing got caught on my tampon string and ripped the skin slightly. Should I take it out to let it heal?

Depends: If it doesn't appear infected, then I think it's okay to leave it in. The skin should heal. If you want the piercing to close, or if the skin around the tear is turning red, then if sounds like you have an infection, and probably need to take it out (and see a doctor for antibiotics). ...Read more

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I have a small bump under skin on the right side of labia minora.it doesn't hurt and comes and go. I never had this problem before?

I have a small bump under skin on the right side of labia minora.it doesn't hurt and comes and go. I never had this problem before?

It's usually a : Hidradenoma, which is a benign sweling 'bump' which comes up in the genital and axilayry area, this some hormonal affected. If it goes and comes without becoming infected slow it subside without disturbing it. ...Read more

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I have a small almost dry, whitish patch on the inside of my labia minora. Kind of looks like dry skin. It doesn't hurt or anything, just concerned!

I have a small almost dry, whitish patch on the inside of my labia minora. Kind of looks like dry skin. It doesn't hurt or anything, just concerned!

Concerned?= MD: If you are very concerned about the white patch then see a GYN MD who can look at the area and allay your concerns or not. ...Read more

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Two large bumps on right side of labia. Feel hard and under skin. Some blood came out of one. Very painful but don't know what they are. Very worried?

Two large bumps on right side of labia. Feel hard and under skin. Some blood came out of one. Very painful but don't know what they are. Very worried?

Sound like cysts: Painful bumps that develop in the labia are usually cysts. These can get infected and/or inflamed which then causes them to be more tender. I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist to have them evaluated and treated, and make sure they are not something else like an unusual growth. ...Read more