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My inner labia is swollen and has turned into a blackish purple color. Its very uncomfortable while sitting and sometimes it can be very painful (like?

My inner labia is swollen and has turned into a blackish purple color. Its very uncomfortable while sitting and sometimes it can be very painful (like?

Have it checked: You should have it checked as it may be due to an infection and needs to be treated appropriately. So go to your gunecologist or go to er asap. ...Read more

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


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I had sex three days ago since then my left inner labia is swollen also there is a red soar patch b/t the outer and inner labia walking hurts badly?

I had sex three days ago since then my left inner labia is swollen also there is a red soar patch b/t the outer and inner labia walking hurts badly?

See your doctor: Especially if you had unprotected sex to be sure it's not an infection. Pain like you're describing can sometimes occur from local trauma from sex but it's best to make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Started atibiotics 2 days ago for tonsillitis. Outer vagina started itching today very bad. Left inner labia is swollen and red. Yeast infection?

Started atibiotics 2 days ago for tonsillitis. Outer vagina started itching today very bad. Left inner labia is swollen and red. Yeast infection?

Could be: Some women are more prone to yeast infections while taking antibiotics. The itching can be intense and you may notice a "cottage cheese" type of discharge from the vagina. Try an over the counter treatment and if it does not improve, call your physician who can further evaluate you and prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) if needed.

In the future, if you need antibiotics take acidophilus which can lessen the ris. ...Read more

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Why could my inner labia minor be swollen?

Why could my inner labia minor be swollen?

Not: If the labia are swollen after sex, it may be due to inadequate lubrication of the vulva & vagina during intercourse. This is related to estrogen production & at 38, there may be some ovarian dysfunction occurring. However, there are problems that present with swollen labia that need to be evaluated by examination. If still present at 48 hours or so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How bad is it if the inner labia stayed swollen after sex?

How bad is it if the inner labia stayed swollen after sex?

Not: If the labia are swollen after sex, it may be due to inadequate lubrication of the vulva & vagina during intercourse. This is related to estrogen production & at 38, there may be some ovarian dysfunction occurring. However, there are problems that present with swollen labia that need to be evaluated by examination. If still present at 48 hours or so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My left inner labia is a bit red and swollen? Only hurts when I touch it, what could this be and what are some remedies?

My left inner labia is a bit red and swollen? Only hurts when I touch it, what could this be and what are some remedies?

Inner labial pain: Generalized redness and swelling here can be due to minor irritation from tight clothing, feminine care products or a mild yeast infection. Wear comfortable cotton panties and don't use perfumed products near the area. If there is a whitish discharge, it is safe to apply an OTC yeast treatment for a few days. Localized swelling that worsens or drains pus must be checked by a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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I have swollen inner labia. I left a tampon in for 8.5 hours one day and the nxt day for 11 hours. Could this be connected? Smear was normal last week

I have swollen inner labia. I left a tampon in for 8.5 hours one day and the nxt day for 11 hours. Could this be connected? Smear was normal last week

Yes: Leaving in tampons for prolonged periods of time strongly encourages bacteria growth which can infect the labia. When tampons are left in place for long periods of time Toxic Shock Syndrome can occur with fatal consequences. Please change your tampons more frequently (4 to 6 hours) even if they are not totally saturated. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen inner labia?

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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Will apple coder vinegar help my left sided swollen inner labia?

Will apple coder vinegar help my left sided swollen inner labia?

Consider evaluation: Apple cider vinegar is acidic and is NOT recommended. A swollen inner labia may be due to infection and should be evaluated by a GYN. There may be pus in the labia which needs to be drained and treated with antibiotic or other causes may need to be investigated. ...Read more

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I just had sex with my boyfriend for a good amount of time and my inner labia are swollen to a big size, what does this mean?

I just had sex with my boyfriend for a good amount of time and my inner labia are swollen to a big size, what does this mean?

Couple things: Sex involved friction of penile tissue to female genital tissue. So, prolonged sex may cause temporary swelling from friction. However, infection is another possible cause, so if concerned have your gyn do a quick evaluation. If the swelling persists you need to consider a bartholin's cyst as well, though less likely. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen inner labia, feels tender when touched roughly, side by side with the non swollen one it looks a bit bigger and redder, what is it?

Slightly swollen inner labia, feels tender when touched roughly, side by side with the non swollen one it looks a bit bigger and redder, what is it?

Infection or bruise: If there was no recent trauma or vigorous activity that could have bruised this tissue then your symptoms represent an infection. ...Read more

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Inner labia is really swollen! I'm not sexually active, what do I do?

Inner labia is really swollen! I'm not sexually active, what do I do?

Might be yeast: If you are not sexually active an have labial swelling, you might have a yeast infection. You can treat yourself with over-the-counter yeast medication. If it doesn't get better, you should see you Gyn and have it checked out. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a swelling in the inner labia of vaginal entrance. No blood and no pain, just swollen.

I have a swelling in the inner labia of vaginal entrance. No blood and no pain, just swollen.

Blocked gland: A painless swelling just inside the vagina towards the lower part is often a bartholins gland cyst. It can be caused by sweaty rubbing such as sex or exercise. Common initial treatment is warm packs for 10 minutes 2-4 x daily or bath soaks. If the swelling persists or worsens, examination is helpful to determine cause and best treatment. Sometimes incision and drainage is needed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's dirty finger grazed my inner labia, and now it's swollen and itching, what's going on?

My boyfriend's dirty finger grazed my inner labia, and now it's swollen and itching, what's going on?

Depends on the cause: An infection is possible. However, there are many more options. Sex that is too dry, too long, too rough, penis too big, vagina too small, sex under water, infections, jock itch, allergy to condoms/spermicide etc. If the problem does not resolve, it is time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal that after a night of rough sex, my inner labia is very big its swollen&sore, hurts if I wipe but when I don't touch it I don't feel any pain?

Is it normal that after a night of rough sex, my inner labia is very big its swollen&sore, hurts if I wipe but when I don't touch it I don't feel any pain?

Yes: Swelling is the body's (only) protective response to injury/trauma (/repeated rough impact). It should resolve on its own after 48-72 hours (at most). ...Read more

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Yeast infection also caused swollen inner labia, what do I do?

Yeast infection also caused swollen inner labia, what do I do?

Creams: Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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Noticed That My Inner Labia Minora Looked Swollen, There Looks Like There's 2 Red Little Pimples There, What Is This??

Noticed That My Inner Labia Minora Looked Swollen, There Looks Like There's 2 Red Little Pimples There, What Is This??

Hard to say: It's always hard to tell what something is without seeing it. It is common to get plugged moisture glands in that area, that would look like pimples. But to really answer the question, a doctor needs to see the rash and to know more information. You can contact us at Healthtap. Com or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen lump of skin on inner labia goes up to the clitoris. Stings if urine hits it. Itches from time to time. What OTC could I use to help it?

Swollen lump of skin on inner labia goes up to the clitoris. Stings if urine hits it. Itches from time to time. What OTC could I use to help it?

Pain in labia: You can do soak in a few inches of lukewarm water in the tub several times a day for relief. You should also be seen by your gyn to rule out infections like herpes. ...Read more

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I am 19yrs my inner labia has swollen since I was 10yrs also miss periods, smelly discharge and burning in vagina?

Vaginal discharge: It sounds like you may have a urogenital infection. You need to have this evaluated asap. Regarding the chronic labia swelling, I suggest discussing this with a Gynecologist. ...Read more

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Inner labia swollen and tender. Hurts when touched/wiped. Stings when pee hits it. Looks like a swollen/clogged gland. How do I treat this to go away?

Inner labia swollen and tender. Hurts when touched/wiped. Stings when pee hits it. Looks like a swollen/clogged gland. How do I treat this to go away?

Exam: 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. Common genital lesions are ingrown hairs, folliculitis, herpes, genital warts and syphilis. Without seeing it though it is not possible to guess. ...Read more