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Vulva (Definition)

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


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Itching on hood of labia I'm 52 and had Brazilian wax every 3-4 weeks Need OTC med?

Itching on hood of labia I'm 52 and had Brazilian wax every 3-4 weeks Need OTC med?

Hard to say..: Without actually looking at the irritation in person, but you can try OTC hydrocortisone 2.5% for the itching and (assumed) irritation to see if that helps. You could also try a moisturizing cream as well like Eucerin several times daily to try as well. If no help after 2-3 days, have your doc take a look at it. Best of luck! ...Read more

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As I suffer from PCOD I have a hairy labia and the hair is thick. How do I wax my labia?

As I suffer from PCOD I have a hairy labia and the hair is thick. How do I wax my labia?

Don't recommend: Waxing labial hair. The skin of labia is tender. Waxing can damage that tissue & be quite painful. That would be quite different that doing a bikini wax. ...Read more

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Received a Brazilian wax today. Isn't my first time. Was new place. Was stinging and now inner labia is red, hurts to wipe after going to the toilet?

Received a Brazilian wax today. Isn't my first time. Was new place. Was stinging and now inner labia is red, hurts to wipe after going to the toilet?

Irritant dermatitis: An irritant dermatitis has the symptoms you describe. Use unscented products only like dove or cerave product lines. See a dermatologist for a low potency prescription topical steroid cream to treat the rash. ...Read more

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I found a small dark lump on my labia majora after getting a bikini wax. It's been a couple days and it seems to be getting bigger. What could it be?

I found a small dark lump on my labia majora after getting a bikini wax. It's been a couple days and it seems to be getting bigger. What could it be?

Needs evaluation: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Since it followed your bikini wax it may be an inflamed hair follicle ...Read more

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Why skin at vulva goosebumps after waxing?

Why skin at vulva goosebumps after waxing?

It got "goosed".: When the hot wax is applied and removed ("ripped off"), the muscles under the skin called Erector pili elevate the skin in the form of "goosebumps" which also occurs when your body is frightened or cold as a reaction. Hot waxing is definitely a "female" endeavor as it a harsh "medieval" way to do the jab that a electric shaver or razor does just as well. Women are tougher then men in that regard. ...Read more

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I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

I use waxing strips on my vulva? How to avoid after-waxing blemishes/bumps/ingrown hairs on buttocks?

You shouldn't be: Applying waxing strips to your vulva. The tissues are very delicate. It is best to have sugar waxing techniques to the bikini line or inner thigh done by a professional. ...Read more

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How big is big for a women's labias?

How big is big for a women's labias?

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

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What causes the labia to swell?

What causes the labia to swell?

Anything...: ...From an allergy to a lubricant or condom component to simple friction. If this is a significant and/or persistent problem, you'll need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I don't like my labia, its so long!?

We are all unique: Including our labia. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that alter the appearance of the labia. ...Read more

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What is labia minora?

What is labia minora?

Little "lips": The female vulva has two lateral folds (lips) the larger of the two is the labia majora, and the inner two are the labia minora. ...Read more

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How to treat hanging labia?

Labia Reduction: Patients who present with “enlarged labia” may have problems wearing certain clothing, exercising, riding bikes/horses, and/or with sexual activity. These patients may be candidates for labia minora reduction surgery (labiaplasty). Careful selection of surgeon is important; ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. ...Read more

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Why does my labia smell weird?

Many reasons: There are a variety of reasons that may produce an unpleasant odor of the female genitalia with bacterial vaginosis and candidal vaginitis as the two most common reasons. You should meet with your gynecologist for an exam. ...Read more

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What does a purple labia mean?

What does a purple labia mean?

Congestion/flow: Labia are rich in nerve endings and blood vessels- assuming this is not some type of varicose vein- the purple color is from hormonal influence or sexual engorgement (similar to the color changes in an erect penis) ...Read more

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Right labia is hard and swollen?

Right labia is hard and swollen?

You: May have an abscess or a blockage in a bartholins gland. You should try warm compresses or soaks, Ibuprofen and make an appointment with your gynecologist for examination and further treatment. Take care! ...Read more

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My labia is swollen but no pain?

My labia is swollen but no pain?

Ok....: If you did not have any local manipulation....like sex, vibrator, it will settle down. ...Read more

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Is there any way to tighten labia?

Is there any way to tighten labia?

Yes, labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is a method to reduce and eliminate excess or redundant labia tissue that one may find objectionable. This is performed by plastic surgeons or gynecologists. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen inner labia?

Swollen labia minora: The inner labia usually are not swollen unless there is an infection present. A MD exam will make that determination. A hot sitz bath can take away any pain until you can see the MD. ...Read more

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Why could my inner labia be swollen?

Why could my inner labia be swollen?

Swelling: Inner labia swelling ca be caused by allergy, infection or mechanical irritation such as intercourse or usage of " toys" if persists see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I make my labia minora grow?

They do it in Uganda: You may want to read about the practice of labia stretching and elongation as practiced in many African nations such as Uganda and Rwanda. See this medical reference:
http://www. Iscgmedia. Com/uploads/6/0/9/7/6097060/perez_gm. Pdf
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How can I make labia swelling go down?

How can I make labia swelling go down?

Depends in cause: Is the swelling due to hormones, hernia, varicocoele, infection, trauma, tumor, simple hyperplasia...? As you can see there are many potential causes, treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

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What could swelling of the labia mean?

What could swelling of the labia mean?

Depends in cause: Is the swelling due to hormones, hernia, varicocoele, infection, trauma, tumor, simple hyperplasia...? As you can see there are many potential causes, treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my labia minora to show?

Is it normal for my labia minora to show?

Depends: That is a personal prefernce. Many women that come to our office seeking labia minora reduction surgery don't want the labia minora visible. There is quick easy surgical correction that is possible for the appropriate surgical candidate. ...Read more

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What are the purposes of the labia minora?

What are the purposes of the labia minora?

Sexual satisfaction: The labia are filled with nerves and receptors that respond to pressure and vibration. Enjoy! J. ...Read more