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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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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?

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

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I am having swollen labia minora. This happens often but this time its lil large swelling. Causing pain in walking too. Help please :'(?

I am having swollen labia minora. This happens often but this time its lil large swelling. Causing pain in walking too. Help please :'(?

Swollen Labia Minora: Swollen labia can be arise from congenital causes, vascular, lymphatic, tumor, infection, trauma from intercourse, cyst enlargement, varicocoele, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and many other causes. It is best to see your gynecologist for an exam. ...Read more

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Would someone normally have a swollen labia/clit while on the pill?

Would someone normally have a swollen labia/clit while on the pill?

No it is not normal: It is not normal to have swelling of labia and clitoris when taking bc pills.You should consult your gynecologist and get it checked. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having painful and swollen labia after shaving?

Please help! i'm having painful and swollen labia after shaving?

Don't shave labia.: The labial/ vulvar tissue is very delicate - you may have razor burn or you may be sensitize or allergic to product used in that area. Try a sitz bath. Try to limit any pubic shaving to bikini lines. Avoid the soft, tender pink tissue. ...Read more

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How to describe a swollen labia and under what circumstances would it be dangerous?

Swollen labia: You have labia minora and majora. Swelling may be normal or abnormal especially if unilateral. It may be associated with benign or malignant conditions but it is difficult to tell from a description. If you have any questions, you should meet with your gynecologist http://www.bodysculptor.com/genital-rejuvenation/labiaplasty/ ...Read more

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Swollen labia after sex? His or my fault?

Swollen labia after sex? His or my fault?

Neither: Common. And who lays blame in something so enjoyable? She might simply be excited, or if he's rough, she may ask him to lubricate more or be gentler. There's no risk -- keep the communication open and sex will get better and better. ...Read more

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Swollen labia after regular, non-rough sex. Why?

Swollen labia after regular, non-rough sex.  Why?

Allergy, STD, cyst ?: There could be a variety of possible explanations and you should review all potential products as well as any personal history of allergies. It could be a sign of an std and appropriate safeguards should be taken. It could also be a cyst albeit not likely. ...Read more

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Swollen labia during plus after sex. Am I too dry?

Swollen labia during plus after sex. Am I too dry?

Maybe: Try a water based lubricant to supplement "mother nature" such as k-y or astroglide. If the swelling continues see an gyn for evaluation for a possible bartholin gland infection or cyst. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen labia during and after sex?

What could cause a swollen labia during and after sex?

Swollen Labia Minora: Swollen labia can be arise from congenital causes, vascular, lymphatic, tumor, infection, trauma from intercourse, cyst enlargement, varicocoele, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and many other causes. It is best to see your gynecologist for an exam. However the labia are composed of vascular tissue, similar to the penis, and do become slightly engorged during sexual stimulation which is normal. ...Read more

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Red, swollen labia, with no pain, and a virgin. What could cause it?

Red, swollen labia, with no pain, and a virgin. What could cause it?

Seek evaluation: Without knowing more, this is difficult to assess. By itself it may not be anything, it could however be an early yeast infection ( typically an odor, drainage and itchy) or an obstructed bartholin cyst ( unilateral), vaginosis ( discomfort, redness), simple overgrowth, hernia, etc. Treatment will depend on identify g the cause. ...Read more

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Swollen labia minora and majora. Why so much thicker than the normal size?

Seek evaluation: Bilateral enlargement of labia minor and major is highly unusual and suggests an allergic reaction or lymphatic venous obstruction. See your gynecologist for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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