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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Burning raw feeling bottom labia majora mostly left but sometimes right. Had probe ultrasound, culture for bacteria, contrast scan, all normal!

Burning raw feeling bottom labia majora mostly left but sometimes right. Had probe ultrasound, culture for bacteria, contrast scan, all normal!

Needs an 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. Burning could be herpes, yeast, vulvar vestibulitis, blocked glands or an allergic reaction to household products. Over the counter Prevaleaf Soothe is a great product for this. A thorough exam will be needed to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more

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I am 5 months preggy and just had my ultrasound. It showed a male fetus. Can it be possibly a female?

I am 5 months preggy and just had my ultrasound. It showed a male fetus. Can it be possibly a female?

Depends: If there was clear evidence of male genitalia then it's a male. Sometimes it looks like one type of genders anatomy but the sonographer is not sure. So in these cases they might be wrong. ...Read more

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Why do they use sonograms for looking at fetuses instead of something clearer (e.g. MRI)?

Why do they use sonograms for looking at fetuses instead of something clearer (e.g. MRI)?

Ultrasound (US): Although MR is fantastic in many ways, US is quick, cheap, and far easier and portable. You can evaluate blood flow. Also, especially for very small structures, ultrasound provides better spatial and temporal resolution. However US is very operator dependent and images a very small field of view.
Both are very complimentary with MR being more to assess complex cases ...Read more

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Can anyone have a sonogram showing suspected kidney dilation in their fetus?

Can anyone have a sonogram showing suspected kidney dilation in their fetus?

0.5-1% Pregnancies: Kidney dilation (hydronephrosis, renal pyelectasis) is a common us finding noted in up to 1% of pregnancies. Often times they amount to nothing but in rare cases they're associated with chromosomal anomalies (down's, t21) or genitourinary problems like kinked valves or cysts. These should be followed up with a 3rd tri us and/or genetic testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to mistake an 11-12 week fetus with an 8 week fetus via sonogram?

Is it possible to mistake an 11-12 week fetus with an 8 week fetus via sonogram?

No: The measurements in early pregnancy are very specific. Unless the sonographer or doctor didn't measure the right length of the fetus, it would be very unusual to make that mistake. If you're worried you could consider getting another scan or a 2nd opinion? ...Read more

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Might it be that a a sonogram tell the difference between a 9 week and a 12 week fetus?

Might it be that a a sonogram tell the difference between a 9 week and a 12 week fetus?

Yes: At that early stage the stated fetal age is accurate to within plus or minus five days with a 95% confidence level. ...Read more

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I'm suppose to be 8 weeks today and had sonogram. Fetus heart rate 75. Does this mean miscarriage? What are my chances.

I'm suppose to be 8 weeks today and had sonogram. Fetus heart rate 75. Does this mean miscarriage? What are my chances.

Likely: A slow fetal heart rate - bradycardia, could indicate a heart problem or a lack of oxygen to the fetus. If there is a prolonged measured rate of 75 the prognosis is not hopeful. Did they measure the rate over a prolonged period?

Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 24 year old female, I was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora. A bit swollen and hard to touch. Never happened before. What is this?

I am a 24 year old female, I was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora. A bit swollen and hard to touch. Never happened before. What is this?

Irritation: You probably irritated the area and caused an inflammatory reaction. Depending on what you masturbated with, you may have irritated the area and or even caused an allergic reaction if you masturbated with something different that you may have been allergic to. Rest the area for a few days and try tatking Ibuprofen (if you're not allergic to it). If it does not get better, see a gyn dr. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 24 year old female I was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora a bit swollen and hard to touch when I pushed down on it I had never felt that before?

Hi I am a 24 year old female I was masturbating and felt the lower labia majora a bit swollen and hard to touch when I pushed down on it I had never felt that before?

See your GYN: There are a variety of things that can make the labia majora feel "a bit swollen.'
some possibilities are: a pimple; a carbuncle (boil); in-grown hair.
It is difficult to figure-out what is there so it would be best for you to be examined by a gyn so that she/he may be able to tell you what it is. ...Read more

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Female- need help on labia majora purple and swollen?

Female- need help on labia majora purple and swollen?

Not normal: Please see your gyn u may have a hematoma or other your gyn will be able to tell if u do not have a gyn then go to the er. ...Read more

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Bumps on the inside of the labia minora they don't itch my obgyn checked them and said it's normal. Is it normal to have bumps?

Bumps on the inside of the labia minora they don't itch my obgyn checked them and said it's normal. Is it normal to have bumps?

Needs an exam: Without an examination there is no good way to answer this. Often I find patients who come in with these kinds of concerns usually have totally normal anatomy. They are simply unfamiliar with how things look. Any obgyn would be happy to take a look for you and confirm what the other doctor told you ...Read more

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I have found a small lump in my labia majora a few days ago you can't see it but you can feel it. What could it be? Should I get it checked out?

I have found a small lump in my labia majora a few days ago you can't see it but you can feel it. What could it be? Should I get it checked out?

Get tested: 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. ...Read more

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I feel pain around my vulva so I checked it and saw that there at least 5 white pimple-like structures all over my labia. Is this a serious condition?

I feel pain around my vulva so I checked it and saw that there at least 5 white pimple-like structures all over my labia. Is this a serious condition?

Probably not: Diagnosis of rashes requires a physical exam by a doctor. Many things can cause genital rashes. They include: viral infections such as herpes, molluscum, genital warts, hiv; non-viral infections such as candida, bacterial vaginosis, syphilis; allergic reactions. The molluscum virus most closely matches your rash and is passed by skin to skin contact among young adults. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 y/o female, and I masturbated from the age of 5 till 12, my labia minora are bigger than my labia majora now and I'm so embarrassed! Please help?

I'm a 22 y/o female, and I masturbated from the age of 5 till 12, my labia minora are bigger than my labia majora now and I'm so embarrassed! Please help?

Not related: While it is possible to elongate the labia, it usually requires intentional and prolonged stretching, a practice performed in some parts of africa. However, it is unlikely to be caused by masturbation and there is no reason to feel embarrassed about it. Labia protruding beyond the labia majora is quite common and not a reason for concern. ...Read more

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I'm a female and I'm 16 years old. Is it normal to have really large labia? It has always been that way since puberty.

I'm a female and I'm 16 years old. Is it normal to have really large labia? It has always been that way since puberty.

Many variations: The hormones of puberty effect people differently based on an interplay of genetic factors. The labia minora can vary from tucked in small to elephant ear large. They can be equal in size or one side larger than the other. If you find yours difficult to manage for clothing selection or comfort their size can be reduced in a simple procedure by a gynecologist or cosmetic surgeon. ...Read more

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20 year old female I have had a lump on my labia that went away appeared to be a cyst now I have another. Month apart. Thoughts?

20 year old female I have had a lump on my labia that went away appeared to be a cyst now I have another. Month apart. Thoughts?

Needs testing: 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. ...Read more

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What you suspect when a lady 49 nearing menopause has change in skin at junction of two labias with itch and minute sores, anti fungal does not help?

What you suspect when a lady 49 nearing menopause has change in skin at junction of two labias with itch and minute sores, anti fungal does not help?

A few possibilities: If you have already tried antifungals (which is a great first try!), then I'm wondering if this may be thinning of your vulvar tissue from waning hormone levels. The sores could be mild atrophy combined with normal sex - be sure to use a lubricant! The itching still bothers me, so that may just be the healing process. The most I would suggest would be otc Hydrocortisone cream to ease irritation. ...Read more

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Could large labia, large hands, large neck on tiny female mean anything?

Could large labia, large hands, large neck on tiny female mean anything?

Maybe: It is hard to answer that without seeing the person as we often have distorted perceptions of our own bodies.
Turners syndrome is a possibility...If you are worried then see your doctor and get a more complete answer... ...Read more

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Is vestibular papillae in the labia minora normal in the female anatomy?

Is vestibular papillae in the labia minora normal in the female anatomy?

BenignAndAsymptomati: Benign asymptomatic anatomic variant of the vulvar epithelium present in 1% women
Yes it is normal and is present 1% of females. It is not caused by HPV Virus and should not be confused with it ...Read more

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Does a large labia, large hands, and a large neck on a tiny female mean anything significant?

Does a large labia, large hands, and a large neck on a tiny female mean anything significant?

Genetic consult: Not necessarily, but is this also true in your relatives. This may just be your genetic characteristics. Sometimes there are genetic specialists who can define a specific genetic syndrome may explain your findings. Your physician can help direct you to the specialists. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and I have always had a mole on my outer labia, it is dark, circular and quite big. Should I have it checked out?

I'm 18 and I have always had a mole on my outer labia, it is dark, circular and quite big. Should I have it checked out?

Most likely not: Hi Steph,
If the mole you have is since birth and is not getting bigger, or changing its color, it is most likely benign and there is no need to worry about it, especially if it has regular borders.

Only if you notice that the borders are becoming irregular or the color is changing or the size is getting bigger, then you need to check it. ...Read more

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My left inner labia is dark (grayish) I'm vergin! I've never checked it before so I can't tell if it's been always dark or it just got dark.

My left inner labia is dark (grayish) I'm vergin! I've never checked it before so I can't tell if it's been always dark or it just got dark.

Can be normal: You are of an age where you should begin to see an OB/GYN. Make an appointment to discuss, but it may have always been that way. Let them help you. ...Read more

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Hi there. I have a black spot on my labia minora. It's been there for a while, I'm not sexually active with a male but with a female. Should I worry?

Hi there. I have a black spot on my labia minora. It's been there for a while, I'm not sexually active with a male but with a female. Should I worry?

Needs an 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. Schedule a visit or consider sending a private message with an image to an obgyn or dermatologist if you feel comfortable doing that. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old African American female. My inner thighs, labia and the area around the anus are black but my skin color isn't how can I lighten it?

I am a 17 year old African American female. My inner thighs, labia and the area around the anus are black but my skin color isn't how can I lighten it?

Normal pattern: African-Americans may have different pigment patterns than other races. For example, in newborns, pigmentation at the very base of the fingernails is very characteristic. So are pigmented labia. I have no expertise on lightening normal pigmentation, but I do know that Black is Beautiful. I would guess that any male searching for a pink anus or labia needs his mind straightened ...Read more

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I am 22 yr old female. Got itchiness in and around my external genitalia. (not inside vagina, but inside the labia majora). what to do?

I am 22 yr old female. Got itchiness in and around my external genitalia. (not inside vagina, but inside the labia majora). what to do?

Yeast infection: The most common cause of vaginal itching is a yeast infection. There are many available over the counter creams. There are other causes that would need evaluation if that does not fix it ...Read more

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I am 18 female. I don't have PCOD I hv the following problem hirsutism, aloepacia, acne breast dvlopment at 8, period onset at 10 left labia minora e?

I am 18 female. I don't have PCOD I hv the following problem hirsutism, aloepacia, acne breast dvlopment at 8, period onset at 10 left labia minora e?

Use birth control: Suggest start using birth control pills specifically with drosperinone... There is additional help too for PCOD/ PCOS - please contact me for a consult
Thank you ...Read more

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I am 18 female. I DONOT have PCOD I hv hirsutism, aloepacia, acne breast dvlopment at 8, periods at10left labia minora enlarged do I hv non clscl CAH?

I am 18 female. I DONOT have PCOD I hv hirsutism, aloepacia, acne breast dvlopment at 8, periods at10left labia minora enlarged do I hv non clscl CAH?

Non classical CAH: Non classical CAH is a milder non life threatening form of Congenital Adrenal Hypoplasia. According to the CARES foundation, it is diagnosed by a single blood test, drawn in the morning and looking at adrenal steroid levels (17-hydroxyprogesterone, androstenedione and testosterone), may be sufficient to make the diagnosis of CAH. An ACTH stimulation test is done to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the opening between the labia minora in the female genital region called?

What is the opening between the labia minora in the female genital region called?

Introitus: Means entrance to an opening, in this case urethral & vaginal openings. Vulva includes labia & clitoris. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my labia majora. It only hurts when I put pressure on it. I'm scared and I can't get checked b/c of my parents. It's not an option.

I have a bump on my labia majora. It only hurts when I put pressure on it. I'm scared and I can't get checked b/c of my parents. It's not an option.

Possible problems: There are many possibilities--from small cysts that are normal and common to things like warts or other stds if you've had sexual contact. You should tell your mother, who surely wants you to be healthy, and can take you to a doctor. Doctors who take care of many teens know that a teen deserves some private and confidential time with the doctor so you could tell your doctor what is worrying you. ...Read more

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I have sore spots on my labia, I did get checked and was diagnose with urine infection which I got pills for but I need a cream to cure the sore spots?

I have sore spots on my labia, I did get checked and was diagnose with urine infection which I got pills for but I need a cream to cure the sore spots?

Maybe not bacteria: Uti or urinary tract infection, is due to bacteria, 99% of the time. Sometimes when women take an antibiotic it can cause a yeast infection. I'm betting that the spots on your labia are more likely a yeast infection. If you're worried about std, though, and dr didn't check you for that, make sure you get tested for these spots. Otherwise, try otc anti-fungal and see if works, if not, then see dr. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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