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I have swelling directly underneath my urethra all the way to my vaginal opening, painful to sit down. It doesn't hurt when urinate. Would sex cause this?

I have swelling directly underneath my urethra all the way to my vaginal opening, painful to sit down. It doesn't hurt when urinate. Would sex cause this?

Urethral diverticula: The swelling may be a urethral diverticulum that occurs under the urethra. Sex is not a cause but you need an examination to determine the cause ...Read more

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 have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

Ouch: That sounds painful. The most common lesion like this in the vagina is going to be a Bartholin's gland cyst, if it's really big, then it could definitely extend up as high as you describe. I would see a doctor or clinic asap and they can possibly drain this for you and relieve the pain that you are feeling. Regardless, an exam is warranted. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess? I have a swelling on my right shoulder that is colored red and is painful upon touching it. It has been there for about one week now. Having researched it on the internet, I believe it is a skin abscess. What

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...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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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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Can swelling be permanent of the vagina and vaginal opening? I'm worried it will never subside!

Can swelling be permanent of the vagina and vaginal opening? I'm worried it will never subside!

Very rarely: Unless you have a very rare condition, swelling of the vagina and vaginally opening won't be permanent. The vagina can swell alot due to trauma or some infections/irritants but this does go away. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Good morning, I have some external vaginal itching that has occurred for three days now. There is no redness or swelling. I did have unprotected sex recently with someone new who I know is clean. I was very dry and it was a little painful. It's been since

Good morning, I have some external vaginal itching that has occurred for three days now. There is no redness or swelling. I did have unprotected sex recently with someone new who I know is clean. I was very dry and it was a little painful. It's been since

Most likely it: Is a yeast or bacterial infection. Please get yourself to the nearest healthcare provider to get diagnosed and treated. And in the future please do not have unprotected intercourse if anyone unless you have been married to that person for 10 years and trust him to be faithful with you. You never know who the other person may have been with and some things hang out a long time... ...Read more

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Vaginal skin in the opening is peeling, white and filmy. I've been using serre vaginal tightening stick latley. Home treatment? Urgent care?

Vaginal skin in the opening is peeling, white and filmy. I've been using serre vaginal tightening stick latley. Home treatment? Urgent care?

Unknown: Serre sticks cauterize the mucosa of the vagina (turns white) and cause peeling. The company describes this as "the vaginal walls getting rid of the toxins". If you are uncomfortable or concerned, seek medical attention. Care should be exercised when purchasing products like these. If you are unfamiliar with the ingredients, talk to your doctor before use. ...Read more

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Swelling urethral opening with burning and irritation, frequent urination, whitish stuff around vaginal wall, lower back pain, what this could be?

Swelling urethral opening with burning and irritation, frequent urination, whitish stuff around vaginal wall, lower back pain, what this could be?

Get examined: There could be more than one thing going on here and you need to see a doctor to be evaluated. You could have a UTI or a yeast infection or a vaginal bacterial infection. The back pain may suggest worsening and rising of an infection outside of your pelvis. I wouldn't wait. ...Read more

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Painful stinging lump on inner lip, including vaginal bleeding, and canal swelling. Bartholins Cyst, or something more?

Painful stinging lump on inner lip, including vaginal bleeding, and canal swelling. Bartholins Cyst, or something more?

Probably cyst: I would still see a gynecogist for an exam, because it could be something else. Hope this helps! ...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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What is a good home remedy for foot swelling and pain?

What is a good home remedy for foot swelling and pain?

Elevation of feet.: The cause of swelling and pain needs to be determined. The simplest thing to do is get off your feet and elevate them slightly above heart level. ...Read more

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Hi. What home treatment can I apply when my hard palate is swelling? Thanks

Hi. What home treatment can I apply when my hard palate is swelling? Thanks

See a dentist.: The more important question is why is your hard palate swelling? This is not normal. It can be due to oral habits, allergies to certain foods, a simple irritation by certain foods such as grapefruits or other citrus fruits, etc.... I would recommend a visit to a dentist. If they can't identify the problem, see a physician. ...Read more

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Burning sensation because of light swelling in penis, is there any home remedy for that?

Burning sensation because of light swelling in penis, is there any home remedy for that?

Find out the cause: Of the burning and swelling by seeing your doc. Then you will be in a better position to treat the situation. Maybe an infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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There is a tear part of my hymen even though I never inserted anything on my vagina, and its kinda swelling and slightly painful, what should I do?

There is a tear part of my hymen even though I never inserted anything on my vagina, and its kinda swelling and slightly painful, what should I do?

Leave it alone: Bathe as you usually do and leave the structure to heal by itself. It does not require any special attention. ...Read more

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You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

You said it was normal to have facial swelling after a cortisone shot. How long until the swelling goes away? Also do you have any home remedy suggestions to help?

No remedies: IT would be unusual for one corticosteroid injection to cause marked facial swelling but the swelling will recede as the medication effect wanes over a week or two. AVoidance of salt intake lessens the effect. ...Read more

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What would be a good home remedy for reducing the swelling/pain of lymph nodes behind the ear? Given that there are no other symptoms.

What would be a good home remedy for reducing the swelling/pain of lymph nodes behind the ear? Given that there are no other symptoms.

Time: Swollen lymph nodes usually get better with time in general if you're not better in a month make it face-to-face primary care physician visit to evaluate diagnose and treat this ...Read more

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I have got swelling in my anus. And I cannot even pass stool properly: ( (...Moreover I am trying to concieve too. Plz tell me some home remedy?

I have got swelling in my anus. And I cannot even pass stool properly: ( (...Moreover I am trying to concieve too. Plz tell me some home remedy?

Hot baths/hot packs: Sudden swelling around the anus is usually an anal abscess or a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Heat will usually help both of those. If it does not improve promptly you should be seen. Surgical drainage can provide rapid relief. ...Read more

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I have gap between my molar. Gums above that get swollen sometimes & its painful. I floss blood comes out & swelling is relieved. What is the remedy?

I have gap between my molar. Gums above that get swollen sometimes & its painful. I floss blood comes out & swelling is relieved. What is the remedy?

Open Contact: The open contact in that area is allowing food to get impacted. This irritation inflames the gum and bone and usually results in a periodontal defect. Without treatment that tooth can be lost. Have your dentist determine why you have the opening... cavity, broken filling, shifting teeth? Once the reason is determined, the remedy can be applied. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

What is the best home remedy to reduce swelling caused by an abscessed tooth? I'll be going into my dentist to have him look at my tooth soon, but I would like some proven things I can do at home to reduce swelling and pain..

Dr.: Dr. Mcleod is right. There is nothing that you can do at home.
In addition, going to the emergency room just wastes previous tax dollars.
Please go see your dentist, or go to the many free clinics, or hospitals residencies out there.
The resources are there. You just have to go...
Best wishes,
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more

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My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

My 18 months old daughter has painful tender red swelling behind her rt ear lobe. Kindly tell me causes n treatment?

Likely infected: This could be a simple skin infection or an inflamed lymph node. In either case, an evaluation may be needed. In the short term you can apply moist heat to the area in the form of a heated compress several times a day. If it is a minor issue the body may heal itself. If it worsens it will need to be seen. ...Read more