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How To Shrink Your Labia
My right labia minora has appeared to shrunk, but my left labia minora is its original size. Is that normal?
Not concerning: It is normal to have assymetry of the labia. If it bothers you, then make an appointment to evaluate what is going on. ...Read more
Size of labi minora : You labia will not likely respond to taking bcp's. ...Read more
Large bump on labia minora it is brown and soft it doesn't hurt to touch but where it has shrunk the skin remains raw and bleeds hurts to urinate?
See your doctor...: There are several possibilities for this bump, but all of them should be evaluated and examined in person by a physician. Then you'll know for sure what you are dealing with and how to treat it. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Lymphedema on the loose skin of the labia after vulvar abscess surgery. It looks like a bartholin cyst but painless. How can I make it shrink?
Heat packs and time: Healing is promoted by blood flow which can be enhanced with warmth and continued good health and exercise. Don't smoke and give it some time. Your body will reabsorb the fluid. Some compression to the area or a pillow to lift your bottom when you're sleeping may help the fluid travel back up. Good luck! ...Read more
Firm cyst inner vaginal lip/labia minor BB size. Inclusion? Sebaceous? Rubs when walk. No other symptoms. Use Bethmetasosone .05 to shrink it???
Only you know: Labia come in all shapes and sizes and have different coloring. There really is no "too big" or abnormal so if you're bothered by the appearance or if they are bothersome in swimsuits or exercise, then see a specialist for an evaluation as genital plastic surgery can improve appearance and function dramatically. ...Read more
Labia shrinking ?: After menopause, the levels of estrogen decrease significantly. Tissues such as your labial areas, and other estrogen sensitive areas become smaller and less supple. This is normal, but consult your gyn provider about taking supplemental estrogen, unless of course there may be contraindications. ...Read more
This is safe: It is okay to apply vaseline to the skin of the labia. You are not clear on what exactly is going on, so if there is concern about an infection or trauma, then it is worth getting seen by an ob/gyn to rule out problems such as an infection. ...Read more
Not likely: Most doctors believe — and teach — that there is no such thing as "too big," like most body parts sizes vary. Very occasionally if a woman feels her labia may be interfering with normal activities, there is surgery to reduce the size. There are "specialists" in cosmetic gynecology who do such things too, but most mainstream docs feel this is a bit fringe. ...Read more
Varies: There is a branch of cosmetic plastic surgery dealing with labia that are enlarged. This is probably an issue in the mind of women discovering this and wanting what to their minds is a more pleasing cosmetic appearance. Men largely have no issue with this either way; there is a sub set of men who actually prefer that appearance and would be disappointed if altered. ...Read more
Many sources pain: There are many potential causes for pain in the labia majora which may be due to any component of the majora including the hair follicles, oil glands, fat, and abdominal wall with problems due to infection, cysts, vascular malformations, hernia, tumors, etc. See your gynecologist for an examination to discuss possible causes. ...Read more
Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is also known as labia minora reduction or partial vulvectomy. This is considered a controversial procedure by many but multi-center studies show a high satisfaction rate. Of course there are risks to any procedure but these tend to be low compared with other elective procedures. Meet with a qualified professional or visit labiaplastydoc. Com for before/after photographs. ...Read more
Normal variation: Everyone has some difference between the left side and the right side, and the asymmetry can even be quite obvious, but that's still normal. The labia minora can be smooth or rough/ridged on the outer edge and have various amounts of pigmentation. The Wikipedia page is actually quite informative as well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labia_minora ...Read more
Abundant nerves: Also, attached to the clitoris which is the most sensitive part of a women's boby. ...Read more
Congenital : It wa likely there at birth. Unless you have pierced it or something. ...Read more
Yes: There is normal variation. They are not usually exactly equal. :). ...Read more
It may be normal: Variant — but no way to say for sure without evaluation. ...Read more
Normal: Just like other body parts, there is extreme variability in the size of labia for all women. Some seem to have very little, other are so large they require surgery to reduce the size of the labia because they get in the way with sex and urination. If you look closely you will see that there are labia there. That's assuming the rest of the anatomy is normal. ...Read more
Straddle injury: These types of injuries are very common in women. If there is any swelling or hematoma you need to be seen. If there is no swelling it may just be irritation. Ice pack may help. ...Read more