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Dr. Candace Spann
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Will herpes cause swollen right labia majora?

Dr. Candace Spann
Board Certified, Dermatology
16 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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Blister & swollen labia from kissing?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What causes a swollen labia, and yellowish-brown discharge after sex?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Swor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Swollen labia (my right side) with painful and very large bump above the clitoris. What is it? Sore.

Dr. Michael Swor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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For a week I have had brown discharge, swollen labia and itching. Started after my period?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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What could cause yellow discharge that smells with itching, burning, and red & swollen labia minora?

Dr. Alan Patterson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
37 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joy Jackson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Joy Jackson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
14 years in practice
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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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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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How can I treat a swollen labia?

Dr. Wayne Ingram
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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I have a hard swollen labia. What should I do?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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I have a hard swollen labia. What should I 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

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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Swollen labia, what could it mean?

Dr. Michael Sinclair
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Swollen labia, what could it mean?

If after sex...: If it happens after sex, then too hard, too long, too dry, too rough, vagina too small, penis too big, not enough foreplay, infections, trauma, etc. If the problem does not resolve, you need to get examined by your doctor, don't be shy...Go! in the future, be gentle, use lube if needed (astroglide or pjur), go slow, if it hurts, stop and cuddle and try again later. ...Read more

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