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Hi. What is vaginal fissures? And how can it cause break or cut in outer and inner labia? Is it for abrasion or els?
If I itched over my yoga pant my genital can I cause genital herpes. The yoga pant was thin. There is abrasion on top of vulva
No: Viruses called Herpes 2 and Herpes 1 are the causes of genital herpes. That means genital herpes are not caused by yoga pants, sweat pants, bikinis, panties, or any other type of clothing. Many things are possible in life... so one might imagine person #1 with lots of Herpes on his fingers, scratching an abrasion on person #2 through a super-sheer fabric, and transmitting... no, not in real life! ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts: Most likely sebaceous cysts. They are benign and do not generally need to be treated. ...Read more
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
Hot sitz bath: If the swelling is due to bruising after intercourse, cycling, or other physical activity sitting in a warm bathtub will decrease the pain and swelling. If the swelling is one sided (labia) then it may be a swollen Bartholin's gland cyst/infection. If the sitz bath doesn't relieve the swelling see your MD.. ...Read more
If after sex...: If it happens after sex, then too hard, too long, too dry, too rough, vagina too small, penis too big, not enough foreplay, infections, trauma, etc. If the problem does not resolve, you need to get examined by your doctor, don't be shy...Go! In the future, be gentle, use lube if needed (astroglide or pjur), go slow, if it hurts, stop and cuddle and try again later. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
It is important to first determine the cause of the inflammation: creams, soap, shaving, waxing, trauma, friction, Infection, etc.
If you cannot identify, discuss with your primary care physician or gynecologist. Once the cause is identified, a treatment plan can be arranged, ...Read more
No recommended: Because using it can set some people up for developing a medication sensitivitiy later on. Although it could be a bartholin's duct that is blocked/ cyst - if becoming red, swollen, warm, tender would obtain medical evaluation. ...Read more