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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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Swollen Labia (Definition)

Labia are part of external female genital anatomy (vulva) & consist of labia majora (hair bearing, fulller, outer) serving from the embryonic genital swellings/folds whereas labia minora from from urethral folds. Swelling of either may be due to congenital deformities or acquired tumors of the tissues (skin, fat, vessels) or a hernia, or allergic reaction or trauma or infection ...Read more


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Blister & swollen labia from kissing?

Blister & swollen labia from kissing?

Allergy?: This is very unusual and you need to discuss more details with your physician. Clearly if minimal contact occurred, there is a possibility of allergy or std. Review your history of topical agents applied such as makeup or lubricants or even latex exposure. If more aggressive contact, abrasion, irritation and inflammation is a possibility. Yeast infection is not likely in this scenario. Bacteria? ...Read more

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What causes a swollen labia, and yellowish-brown discharge after sex?

What causes a swollen labia, and yellowish-brown discharge after sex?

Possible infection: Like herpes, bacterial std or non std, allergic reaction, you need to see your gyn for an evaluation and clutures and blood work can be done. ...Read more

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For a week I have had brown discharge, swollen labia and itching. Started after my period?

For a week I have had brown discharge, swollen labia and itching. Started after my period?

Needs exam : Swollen labia with itching is concerning for infection. It could simply be yeast but these are also symptoms of herpes. Testing and an exam will be needed. Brown discharge is likely just old blood left over form your period ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What could cause yellow discharge that smells with itching, burning, and red & swollen labia minora?

Infection: Such as yeast or herpes or bacterial or allergic rx, see your gyn for an evaluation so the proper cultures can be done. ...Read more

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Hi I am 16 weeks pregnant after intercourse recently i began bleeding and my Bartholin's gland was swollen and blocked. Now I have clear sores around my clitoris and a swollen labia?

You : You need to see your OB for evaluation and treatment. Any bleeding during pregnancy warrants an investigation. If your gland is blocked and infected you will need a course of antibiotics. On the other hand, the clear sores are worrisome. This could be a herpes outbreak. Regardless, you should see your doctor right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen labia (my right side) with painful and very large bump above the clitoris. What is it? Sore.

Infection: Pain and swelling in the genital area is probably an infection. The most likely cause in a sexually active woman is herpes. You should be checked soon so appropriate treatment and accurate diagnosis given. ...Read more

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How can I treat a swollen labia?

How can I treat a swollen labia?

Hot sitz bath: If the swelling is due to bruising after intercourse, cycling, or other physical activity sitting in a warm bathtub will decrease the pain and swelling. If the swelling is one sided(labia) then it may be a swollen bartholin gland cyst/infection. If the sitz bath doesn't relieve the swelling see your md, . ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Vulva (Definition)

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


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