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Doctor insights on: Labia Majora Swelling During Pregnancy

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If his penis (with precum) touches my labia majora or the area between that and my vaginal opening during ovulation, what are the chances of pregnancy?

If his penis (with precum) touches my labia majora or the area between that and my vaginal opening during ovulation, what are the chances of pregnancy?

Low but possible: No one can really tell you an exact number. Precum may contain viable sperm and if inserted far enough into the vagina may be able to fertilize an egg if you are ovulating. If you don't want to be pregnant don't do this. ...Read more

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Does Tb neck lymphadenitis spread to the genital area during 6th month treatment? Can TB lymphadenitis cause lymph node swelling on labia majora?

Does Tb neck lymphadenitis spread to the genital area during 6th month treatment? Can TB lymphadenitis cause lymph node swelling on labia majora?

Noy usually: However, any lymph node infection has the ptoential to travel throughout the body, the genital area is not common: get screened for opportinitistic infections and STDs. ...Read more

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What is the cause of major labia majora and minor severe swelling?

What is the cause of major labia majora and minor severe swelling?

Trauma, infection mor: Commonest causes are infections, blunt trauma, insect bite, and allergic reaction.I will suggest you have it checked by your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Intermittent swelling of labia majora. Causes itching?

Intermittent swelling of labia majora. Causes itching?

Variable: Labial swelling with itching can be from external/internal yeast, bacteria or from frequent sexual activity. Your doctor should be able to determine if there is anything that needs to be treated. Vagisil may help with the itching. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 27 years old women, had hard swelling painless lump on labia majora and it disappeared by its own can it be syphilis?

Hi I'm 27 years old women, had hard swelling painless lump on labia majora and it disappeared by its own can it be syphilis?

LUMP ON VAGINA: IF YOU ARE WORRIED, DO SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR YOUR DERMATOLOGIST OR YOUR GYNECOLOGIST.
IF ITS GONE, I DOUBT IF ITS SYPHILIS. ...Read more

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I am experiencing painful swelling in inguinal region close to labia majora its been 4days now?

I am experiencing painful swelling in inguinal region close to labia majora its been 4days now?

Needs examination: Swollen areas, 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. It sounds like you may be describing an inguinal lymph node but without an exam one could not be certain. ...Read more

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Left side labia majora and minora swelling and pain can't sit and walk bcoz of pain help me what medicine should I take?

Left side labia majora and minora swelling and pain can't sit and walk bcoz of pain help me what medicine should I take?

See your GYN: You may be developing an infection or a cyst known as Brtholin cyst
So It is important to determine what you are having. And hat ca be done only a proper and detailed physical exam and if needed other work up.
So please your GYN ASAP and do not suffer for no reason ...Read more

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Pus on labia minora and hard bumps on labia majora as well as swelling. No fever or joint aches. Is this a bacterial infection, not herpes?

Pus on labia minora and hard bumps on labia majora as well as swelling. No fever or joint aches. Is this a bacterial infection, not herpes?

Get checked: If you see pus and it is persistent, it is probably an infection of some sort. Both viral (herpes) and bacterial infections can be painful, so the best was to tell the difference is to have a healthcare provider look at it. ...Read more

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Does vulva darkening happen during pregnancy? How long does it take to go away?

Does vulva darkening happen during pregnancy? How long does it take to go away?

Grey is the new pink: Yes, that is not unusual. It may lighten up several months after the pregnancy is over, but it's unlikely that it will completely go back to what you consider normal. ...Read more

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I'm about 3 weeks pregnant. Is swelling on the vagina lips normal for pregnancy? My boyfriend noticed I am tighter for the past 2 days

I'm about 3 weeks pregnant. Is swelling on the vagina lips normal for pregnancy? My boyfriend noticed I am tighter for the past 2 days

Pregnancy: There are a couple of possibilities, and swelling isn't one of them. You may be lubricating differently due to the radical hormonal changes that take place early in pregnancy. You could also be lubricating less simply due to worry/anxiety about being pregnant. None of this is serious. You will return to normal ...Read more

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Could the swelling inside the vagina mean pregnancy?

Could the swelling inside the vagina mean pregnancy?

Not likely: A lack of menstrual bleeding and unexplained nausea and breast tenderness would merit a pregnancy test. Vaginal swelling would be more of a late pregnancy symptom. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it swelling and itching of vagina is the sign of pregnancy?

Can you tell me is it swelling and itching of vagina is the sign of pregnancy?

Pregnancy signs: It seems unlikely that vaginal swelling and itching would be pregnancy signs, more likely to mean a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Ejaculated near vulva, but got up in 1 minutes. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Ejaculated near vulva, but got up in 1 minutes. Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Keep in mind: Ovulation is of course essential to pregnancy, but sperm in semen travels a long way inside and can live several days. So there may be a day or two difference in ovulation before/during/after intercourse that still results in pregnancy. Bottom line, if you're not intending a baby, use contraception. Also, over the counter 'plan b' is safe for most women after unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy if sperm comes in contact with vulva, near vulva?

Can showering or wiping prevent pregnancy if sperm comes in contact with vulva, near vulva?

Sometimes: It takes very little time for sperm to start moving up the vagina and each drop contains about 20 million sperm per drop. Wiping off or removing some of the semen does remove some or most of the sperm, but very unlikely to remove all of it. Time for condoms and birth control. ...Read more

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What happens if so, would it cause itching, burning and swelling of the vagina and labia?

What happens if so, would it cause itching, burning and swelling of the vagina and labia?

Discharge and itch: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more

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I developed a swelling above my vagina off to the left of it. This was followed by a cyst that popped on my labia. I'm not in pain. Just sensitivity.?

I developed a swelling above my vagina off to the left of it. This was followed by a cyst that popped on my labia. I'm not in pain. Just sensitivity.?

Have it evaluated: Best to see your ob/gyn for evaluation, just to make sure there's no infection, or local inflammation, and to make sure your lymph nodes aren't swollen too. They can recommend topicals, or better ideas what to do to reduce the sensitivity. ...Read more

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I've had swellings that have reoccurred on my labia majora thrice or so, but now I have a reddish roundish little sore. I'm not sexually active at all.

I've had swellings that have reoccurred on my labia majora thrice or so, but now I have a reddish roundish little sore. I'm not sexually active at all.

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. White lumps could be herpes, syphilis, ingrown hairs, blocked glands or an allergic reaction. 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 ejaculated on the opening of my girlfriends vulva and she wash it with shower is there as chance of pregnancy?

I ejaculated on the opening of my girlfriends vulva and she wash it with shower is there as chance of pregnancy?

Possible: It's not the most efficient way to assure pregnancy. Chances are she will not get pregnant that way, but no one can say with complete certainty that it cannot happen. ...Read more

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Having a pulse feeling in my vulva could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Having a pulse feeling in my vulva could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Home pregnancy test: No sense in guessing. Urine home pregnancy tests are fairly reliable and can detect a pregnancy soon after expected menses. ...Read more

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Penis rubbed vulva chance of pregnancy?

Unlikely: Unless he ejaculated and semen entered the vagina. Very unlikely if referring to yourself at age 49. Should have a pregnancy test now week after an expected & missed menstruation. If the female is young. Also couple should use condom protection in the future. ...Read more

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Can a penis that has a pre-ejaculatory fluid touching the vulva region for a secod or two cause pregnancy?

Can a penis that has a pre-ejaculatory fluid touching the vulva region for a secod or two cause pregnancy?

Unlikely: The odds of you becoming pregnant with rubbing genitals is very small. It appears that you are worried about unwanted pregnancy. Review your plan for future pregnancy and see if you are ready to be on some form of birth control. Set up a consult and we can help with that as well ...Read more

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Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all?

Semen comes in contact or gets near a woman's vulva can showering or wiping or douching prevent pregnancy at all?

No: None of the methods you mentioned, showering, wiping or douching are known or effective forms of contraception. If in doubt consider "Plan B" to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi, I want to know the chances of pregnancy when a bit of sperm left in the fingertips brushes the vulva. This happened when the girl was fertilie.

Hi, I want to know the chances of pregnancy when a bit of sperm left in the fingertips brushes the vulva. This happened when the girl was fertilie.

Very low/ possible: It really only takes one sperm to do it. But the episode you describe does not sound like much of an exposure. It might happen, chances are like those of hitting the lottery. ...Read more

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I'm having painful swelling around vagina & labia. I'm 21wks pregnant. Itstartd with iching & now it's burning & painful 2 walk. Ihavnostds. Suggestnz?

Yeast infection?: See your doctor for evaluation. You may have a vaginal infection that is not an std, like a yeast infection that will easily respond to topical treatment. ...Read more

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Boyfriend's pants touched my vulva 1 day after period finished, didn't go inside, pants got tiny spot of semen. I'm worried of pregnancy. I'm virgin.

Boyfriend's pants touched my vulva 1 day after period finished, didn't go inside, pants got tiny spot of semen. I'm worried of pregnancy. I'm virgin.

Stop worrying: You won't get pregnant from exposure to your boyfriends wet pants so you can stop worrying about this incident. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's pants touched my vulva 1 day after period but didn't go inside, his pants got tiny spot of semen. I'm worried of pregnancy. I'm virgin.

My boyfriend's pants touched my vulva 1 day after period but didn't go inside, his pants got tiny spot of semen. I'm worried of pregnancy. I'm virgin.

Day after: Your period is not your fertile time and encounter dose not appear to have introduced sperm to your genitals. Congratulations for remaining a virgin at 20 ...Read more

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Boyfriend's pants touched my vulva 1 day after period's finished, didn't go inside, his pants got tiny spot of semen. Worried of pregnancy. I'm virgin?

Boyfriend's pants touched my vulva 1 day after period's finished, didn't go inside, his pants got tiny spot of semen. Worried of pregnancy. I'm virgin?

Low to no risk: As described, little chance for sperm to make the trip.
And unlikely for you to be fertile at that instant so soon after period.
But watch out for the next time! And think about your options. ...Read more

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If sperm comes in contact gets near with vulva can showering, wiping reduce chance pregnancy at all?

If sperm comes in contact gets near with vulva can showering, wiping reduce chance pregnancy at all?

No: It will help, but will not reduce chances to aero percent as the sperm will swim into the vagina before the "wiping/showering" occurs. ...Read more

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There's no chance of pregnancy from wet area of precum on boxers touching outside of naked vulva right? Wouldn't it be hard to travel that far up?

There's no chance of pregnancy from wet area of precum on boxers touching outside of naked vulva right? Wouldn't it be hard to travel that far up?

There is.: There is a chance. It's just that the probability of you getting pregnant is extremely low.
Unfortunately, I cannot quantify the risk as there are multiple unknown factors (such as which day in your cycle are you in). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a girl to feel her vagina getting moist, or swelling up of her clitoris and labia and boobs?

Is it possible for a girl to feel her vagina getting moist, or swelling up of her clitoris and labia and boobs?

Yes: Sexual arousal can be detected by the woman just as a man can tell when he is feeling aroused. The female response is fairly complex, but many women are aware of the response while it is occurring. It may be far more difficult for the male partner to determine the female arousal response. If you aren't sure, ask! My rule is if you can't talk about sex with someone, you shouldn't be having it! ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Vulva (Definition)

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