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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Swollen Labia Associated With Pregnancy Last

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How long does a very swollen labia minor last after sex?

How long does a very swollen labia minor last after sex?

It depends: The level of "trauma" to the labia minora can be minor or more severe. Sex that is too long, too rough, too dry etc can cause severe swelling. It is also possible that you have developed an infection, std or some other problem. If the swelling does not resolve, you need to be examined, call your doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Red Alinsod
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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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Swollen labia after delivery. Will it go down?

Swollen labia after delivery. Will it go down?

Yes nearly always: While the swelling may persist for a few weeks it will tend to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a swollen labia after foreplay?

Determine cause: First determine cause. If due to excessive force or friction or prolonged play, then be more gentle, use lubricants or decrease the amount of time. However it may be due to latex or other sensitivity to products used. Applying ice afterwards may help. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Severly swollen labia(vulva), what to do?

Severly swollen labia(vulva), what to 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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Do i put heat or ice on swollen labia majora?

Do i put heat or ice on swollen labia majora?

Depends on what it: Is from. You may need to see a doctor unless you had mild trauma to it causing swelling. Ice would be recommended as heat could actually initially draw more swelling to a highly vascularized area. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Swollen labia after rough lesbian sex. How do I protect myself?

Be gentle: Be gentle, assess yourself for possible allergic reactions, stds, and use appropriate lubricants. ...Read more

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I've had swollen labia all my life. I'm. A little overweight as well. Could my labia majora be swollen due to me being overweight?

I've had swollen labia all my life. I'm. A little overweight as well. Could my labia majora be swollen due to me being overweight?

Most likely: Usually swelling comes and goes within 24-72 hrs. If it is persistent, then there is something solid filling up the space. Being overweight would be a good reason. Considering eating less carb and exercise regularly to get our weight down. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Vulva (Definition)

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