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1 lesion on each side of inner labia minora after every time I have sex. Always in the same spot. Not bumpy or blister-like, more like a cut. What is this?

1 lesion on each side of inner labia minora after every time I have sex. Always in the same spot. Not bumpy or blister-like, more like a cut. What is this?

Examination: Without seeing the area we can not be certain. Herpes and yeast should be ruled out first. Underlying skin disorders like lichen sclerosis are possible. Frictional injuries from intercourse are another. Vaginal lubricant should help if this is the issue. Show the area in question to your obgyn for a more definitive evaluation ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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


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I have white raised patches of smooth skin on my inner labia and around my vaginal opening. Is this hpv hiv or herpes?

I have white raised patches of smooth skin on my inner labia and around my vaginal opening. Is this hpv hiv or herpes?

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. There are a variety of issues that can cause these symptoms. You may even be seeing normal anatomy. An Obgyn can examine you and help guide you through the process ...Read more

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Do inner labia sometimes get bigger?

Do inner labia sometimes get bigger?

Yes: The labia can become larger over time due to many causes. It is called labial hypertrophy and if bothersome, can be treated with minor surgery, called labiaplasty. ...Read more

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Can a long inner labia interfere with sex?

Can a long inner labia interfere with sex?

At Times: Some labiaplasty patients tell me that their labia minorae (the inner labiae) can actually hurt during sex and cause them to want to stop. This is amongst their reasons for wanting the surgery to reduce them. ...Read more

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What are reasons why my inner labia is so sensitive?

What are reasons why my inner labia is so sensitive?

Abundant nerves: Also attached to the clitoris which is the most sensitive part of a women's boby. ...Read more

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I have a raw feeling on my inner labia--what could this be?

I have a raw feeling on my inner labia--what could this be?

Not normal: This does not sound normal and I would highly recommend that you have your gynecologist perform an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a very tiny two bite mark looking holes in my inner labia. What does this mean?

I have a very tiny two bite mark looking holes in my inner labia. What does this mean?

Could be natural: Indentation from repetitive trauma, or lesions from a STD or scrape. If it is painful to touch, it likely will be infection related. If it is painless, then watch to see if it will change in size or appearance. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Can one inner labia suddenly become bigger that the other? And why? I have no pain but I am a bit scared.

Can one inner labia suddenly become bigger that the other? And why? I have no pain but I am a bit scared.

Why did you notice?: If this just occurred and you feel swollen get it checked. You may have a yeast infection. If you have always had this it is nothing to worry about. See your gynecologist for reassurance if it is chronic or for a proper diagnosis if it is new. ...Read more

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A few years ago I stretches my inner labia and the one side went back to normal and the other stayed stretched. Will it go back to normal? In 13.

A few years ago I stretches my inner labia and the one side went back to normal and the other stayed stretched. Will it go back to normal? In 13.

Probably not: If this has been so for a few yrs, and hasn't changed, it probably won't.
Plastic surgery can be done to "fix" it.
Good Luck ...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 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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Growth of elongated skin on inner labia unhealthy?

Growth of elongated skin on inner labia unhealthy?

Usually safe AND: I have conducted two studies ; now a third to verify the safety and efficacy. No surgery is 100% safe and risks may include infection, hematoma, bleeding, excessive bruising, scarring, dehiscence, asymmetry, pain, numbness, discomfort, contour irregularity, over or under correction, vaginismus, dryness, dyspareunia, vaginosis, vulvodynia, irritation, unacceptable cosmetic result, need 4 revision. ...Read more

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Growth of elongated skin on inner labia, is this bad?

Growth of elongated skin on inner labia, is this bad?

Only if urinating: If the labial skin diverts the urine stream consistently, then a GYN MD can assist you in "trimming" the labia minora. ...Read more

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What can be done for excessively protruding inner labia?

Normal: That is a normal variation and nothing needs to be done. If it becomes painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it abnormal for inner labia to be longer than outer labia?

Is it abnormal for inner labia to be longer than outer labia?

Not but...: 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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I have long inner labia and small white bumps in the flaps - is this normal?

I have long inner labia and small white bumps in the flaps - is this normal?

Normal: Everyone has a different shape and length of labia major and minora. Having longer labia minora is very normal. If the white bumps are new, they could be a sign of infection and should be evaluated. Otherwise they could be related to the follicles of your hair or other glands. ...Read more