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Is it normal to have swollen labia after giving birth?

Is it normal to have swollen labia after giving birth?

Large Labia: Enlarged labia after pregnancy is extremely commonand to be expected particularly after prolonged labor but this may be aggravated by increased venous pressure and associated with hemorrhoids. Ice & gentle compression, and witch hazel as recommended by dr. Herold are useful.

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

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.

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Is it normal to experience a swollen labia the day before period?

Is it normal to experience a swollen labia the day before period?

change hormones can: Cause swelling in some people as long as it goes away when the period starts and does not persisit, not much you can do except if you want to stop your periods, if they are excessibvely red or show any sores or lesions your gyn can do a culture to r/o infection, etc, and he or she could do an exam anyway to make sure nothing looks abnormal.

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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.

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I'm concerned because I have swollen labia after sex. How can I relieve this and what should I do?

I'm concerned because I have swollen labia after sex. How can I relieve this and what should I do?

What you do: Depends on the reason for the swelling. Possible reasons for swelling of the vagina / labia include allergic reaction/irritation due to latex condoms, lubricants, vaginal contraceptives, spermicides, semen; contact dermatitis, infection ; aggressive sex.

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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.

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

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/

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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.

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Treatment swollen labia?

Treatment swollen labia?

Why?: The issue is what is causing the labial edema. Until you know this it defies logic to recommend treatment. You should consult with a gynecologist and find out what is going on, and if you already know, discuss it with them. Good luck.

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Itchy bump and a swollen labia?

Itchy bump and a swollen labia?

Minora or majora?: Is this on the minora or majora? On the minora era are a variety of mucous glands that may become obstructed or occluded causi g a small pimple like bump. On the majora, sebaceous glands or hair follicles may also be responsible due to ingrown hairs or cysts. If this does not resolve discuss with your physician for a review of other more obscure causes.

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Swollen labia is it an infection?

Perhaps....: It might just be irritated. If it persists, show it to your doctor.

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Severly swollen labia (vulva), what to do?

Severly swollen labia (vulva), what to do?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. Meet with your gynecologist for an examination.

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How can I prevent a swollen labia after foreplay?

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.

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Severly swollen labia to the size of a walnut, what to do?

Severly swollen labia to the size of a walnut, what to do?

Get checked: Usually caused by infection, or in some cases, injury to the area. If extremely tender, red, or warm, this may need to be lanced and drained and treated with antibiotics. Your nearest er can treat you for this. If you have a gyn, call their service first.

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I have a very painful and swollen labia majora. What could this be?

I have a very painful and swollen labia majora. What could this be?

Bartholin gland: It is either a Bartholin gland cyst or infection. See a GYN MD before it becomes painful for analysis and possible drainage.

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I woke up with a swollen labia minora and it hurts. Five times the size it should be. What's wrong with it? No new soaps no sex in a week.

I woke up with a swollen labia minora and it hurts. Five times the size it should be. What's wrong with it? No new soaps no sex in a week.

Be seen: It sounds like an infected bartholin's gland. Antibiotics, or possibly surgery, are needed. If the antibiotics do not work, then surgical incision is needed.

Vulva (Definition)

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