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Doctor insights on: Frequent Vaginal Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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I am experiencing pain with urination, pain during sex, vaginal odor, vaginal pain, bleeding after intercourse and vaginal tenderness.

I am experiencing  pain with urination, pain during sex, vaginal odor, vaginal pain, bleeding after intercourse and vaginal tenderness.

Get it checked: With all these symptoms you are describing,i suggest you consult your gynecologist asap.It seems you have a pevic infection with may be a urinary tract infection as well.You need a gyn exam and cultures of the vaginal fluid and urine test as well.Dont waste time and consult your Gynecologist or go to ER.Do not have sex till you find out what is wrong with you ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain and vaginal swelling. No abnormal discharge or sores or smells. Applying pressure helps. No burning, itching and no problem urin?

Severe abdominal pain and vaginal swelling. No abnormal discharge or sores or smells. Applying pressure helps. No burning, itching and no problem urin?

See gynecologist: There are so many possibilities that without an exam or testing it would be difficult to evaluate in this format. If this is a new problem then see a gynecologist. If this is a chronic problem then consider gynecologist whom specializes in pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Burning sensation after urination normal discharge vaginal itching?

Burning sensation after urination normal discharge vaginal itching?

Maybe a urinary: Tract infection? Get your urine tested. If it is native, call your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in area between the genitals an anus burning urination, difficult urinating, retention painful ejaculation pain bowel movement frequently urinating

Pain in area between the genitals an anus burning urination, difficult urinating, retention painful ejaculation pain bowel movement frequently urinating

Pelvic process here: Sounds like all the pelvic organs (bladder, bowels, genitals) are affected. Regardless of gender, this deserves evaluation. Possiblities include: urinary tract infection, abscess, atypical appendicitis/colitis, significant prostatitis (men), gynecologic inflammation (woman), more. Your doctor may chose to start antibiotics &/or check x-ray after examination. Don't delay--make the appt. Today. ...Read more

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Thick yellow/beige discharge, no smell. Itching in vagina. Mild burning sensation during sex. No burning during urination. Yeast infection? STI?

Thick yellow/beige discharge, no smell. Itching in vagina. Mild burning sensation during sex. No burning during urination. Yeast infection? STI?

Vaginal discharge: Colored vaginal discharge (yellow, green, tan, beige, etc) usually means infection. Yeast is possible and itching, irritation and burning during sex are typical for yeast. However, yeast usually causes scant discharge, not colored. Gonorrhea, chlamydia or trichomonas are possible if at risk for STI. Any abnormal or new vaginal discharge needs professional evaluation; see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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pain with urination ( stinging or burning sensation) , vaginal itching, vaginal tenderness and pain during sex. okay to treat with monistat?

Maybe OK, but...: If you've had yeast and symptoms are the same now, self Rx w/ Monistat probably is OK. Otherwise, see a doctor for professional care. If you just can't (cost, etc), then probably OK to give it a try -- but if it doesn't clear up within 5-7 days, you definitely must see a doctor. At age 18, many things can mimic yeast, especially STDs. Don't take chances! ...Read more

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Back pain fevers cloudy and foul smelling urine painful urination swelling in vaginal entrance history of bladder/kidney infections. Ideas?

Back pain
fevers
cloudy and foul smelling urine
painful urination
swelling in vaginal entrance
history of bladder/kidney infections.
Ideas?

Another episode: Sounds like a repeat urinary infection. Testing to confirm and find which bug and medicineis needed would be best. To avoid these, discuss sexual activity-if pertinent- with your provider. ...Read more

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Inflamed cervix and frequent urination causes?

Inflamed cervix and frequent urination causes?

Infection: Both issues you mentioned are associated with infections. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Watery discharge without odor & some pelvic pain with full bladder, but no pain during urination. Also mild itching of inner labia. What's going on?

Watery discharge without odor & some pelvic pain with full bladder, but no pain during urination. Also mild itching of inner labia. What's going on?

Vaginitis or worse: What you are describing could be consistent with a vaginitis such as trichomoniasis (Trich) or bacterial vaginosis (BV) but, with the pelvic pan, could also be concerning for an STD like chalmydia or gonorrhea. Would recommend seeing a gynecologist for a more detailed workup. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching and burning sensation when urinating indicates?

Vaginal itching and burning sensation when urinating indicates?

Possible infection: Vaginal itching and burning when you urinate and urine touches the tissue can mean a vaginal infections such as yeast or BV (bacterial vaginosis). It could also be an irritation reaction from an irritant such as soap. You may need to see a doctor to figure out which is going on. ...Read more

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Frequent urination and pain after urinating?

Frequent urination and pain after urinating?

Bladder infection: Sounds like it could be a bladder infection. Talk with your doc so you can get treated. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Having vaginal burning. Yeast infection or vaginal dryness?

Having vaginal burning. Yeast infection or vaginal dryness?

Could be either: Cannot tell you without an exam, could also be a herpes infection or a vaginal dystrophy, there are many conditions that could cause burning in someone your age , you need to see your gyn. ...Read more

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What cause vaginal swelling after sex?

What cause vaginal swelling after sex?

Blood engorgement: Mother Nature sends huge volumes of blood to the area during sexual excitement/activity that takes up to one hour to dissipate after the events. A secondary cause is rough sex with injury. ...Read more

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Is vaginal swelling normal after sex??

Is vaginal swelling normal after sex??

Depends on amount of: Swelling, tenderness, or bleeding. If any concerns, go for examination and see doctor. ...Read more

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I'm worried about vaginal swelling, and itching?

I'm worried about vaginal swelling, and itching?

This could be : Consistent with a yeast infection. I encourage you to be evaluated by your gynecologist so that the cause can be identified and treated. If it is yeast you would know what to expect ; could self- treat with otc meds in the future. ...Read more

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I have post op vaginal swelling. How can I treat it?

I have post op vaginal swelling. How can I treat it?

From what type of su: Surgery? It depends what u had done, bit u need to contact the gyn who did your durgery as that gyn knows what your situation is , if your ? Was more specific , could give a better answer. ...Read more

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Can rough sex cause swelling outside the vaginal area?

Can rough sex cause swelling outside the vaginal area?

Yes: So u will need to refrain until it resolves and if it does not by monday or gets worse before then , then u need to see your gyn and sex does not need to be rough to be enjoyable. ...Read more

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I just had a robotic hystorectomy on tues and I am having vaginal swelling, is this normal? It started friday, it was fine before than

I just had a robotic hystorectomy on tues and I am having vaginal swelling, is this normal? It started friday, it was fine before than

Probably: Because the robotic surgery takes much longer to perform, you would have received more fluids which can result in more swelling. If you begin running a fever or having more pain, instead of less, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Inner vaginal swelling, what should I do?

Inner vaginal swelling, what should I do?

Vaginitis: I would see a gynecologist. It could be an infection or issue with one of the glands of the vagina. Could also be related to low estrogen. All of these things require an evaluation. If associated with itching its fine to try an otc medication like lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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I have a cut near my vaginal opening. I think I got cut from scratching too hard a couple days ago. The cut has some swelling around, how can I treat?

I have a cut near my vaginal opening. I think I got cut from scratching too hard a couple days ago. The cut has some swelling around, how can I treat?

Verify: Sometimes a “cut” is just a cut. These heal on their own. Other times a “cut” is something else though - some common causes are genital herpes, yeast infections and lichen sclerosis. See an Obgyn to help verify the diagnosis. The proper treatment can be prescribed and recommended ...Read more

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Could tampon use cause vaginal swelling?

Could tampon use cause vaginal swelling?

Vaginal swelling: Yes this can happen as the tampoon increases in size while absorbing the discharge. It's important to change the tampoon frequently because of the risk of a vaginitis. ...Read more

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Swelling urethral opening and whitush stuff around my vaginal wall?

Swelling urethral opening and whitush stuff around my vaginal wall?

Likely infection: See your doctor for an examination. This is important to determine cause and treatment ...Read more

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Hello today I saw I had a lot of white chunky vaginal discharge. No itch, odor, swelling, pain, or anything just the discharge. Is something wrong?

Hello today I saw I had a lot of white chunky vaginal discharge. No itch, odor, swelling, pain, or anything just the discharge. Is something wrong?

Yeast or BV: The discharge you are describing is a common symptom of either yeast infection (candida) or bacterial vaginosis. Both are very common and treatable. This could also be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection (esp if you have had sex without a condom), your provider may or may not have tested for these with the pap. Follow up with the provider who did the pap for definitive diagnosis/treatment ...Read more

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I've had unusual odourless clear vaginal discharge on and off for a few months since sex. Vaginal swelling has begun on 1 side since recent discharge ?

I've had unusual odourless clear vaginal discharge on and off for a few months since sex. Vaginal swelling has begun on 1 side since recent discharge ?

Vaginal discharge: Clear discharge for months with recent swelling calls for consult with your ob/gyn. To beon safe side. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello Mam, I have swelling in vaginal area. its also pain there, and itching also. first i have swelling then it disappears then again i am having this problem please suggest me medicine. thanks?

Hello Mam, I have swelling in vaginal area. its also pain there, and itching also.
first i have swelling then it disappears then again i am having this problem please suggest me medicine. thanks?

Yeast?: The most common cause of itching and pain in the vaginal area is yeast (Candida). There are nonprescription creams that can kill the yeast. If that doesn't work, then an exam is needed to figure it out. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Can hemorrhoids cause vaginal swelling?

Should not: Should not cause vaginal swelling. Would see your gyn. ...Read more

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How to minimize vaginal swelling pp c section?

Patience and ice pak: The swelling all over your body usually will increase after delivery and even more so after a cesarean. Eventually you will get rid of the excess fluid as you produce more urine. ...Read more

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How much time after postpartum does vaginal swelling subside?

How much time after postpartum does vaginal swelling subside?

Couple weeks: Vaginal swelling will slowly improve over the first couple of weeks. Use ice packs as needed. ...Read more

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Swelling and redness while having a UTI in my vaginal area. Is this normal?

Swelling and redness while having a UTI in my vaginal area. Is this normal?

No: Doubt they are related. A UTI is not necessarily related to the vaginal area. So it is not normal. See your doctor. ...Read more