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Having a boil on inner labia. Red. 1cm. Started hurting on urination. Bartholin's cyst, endometriosis in labia minora, or anything else? What is cause?

Having a boil on inner labia. Red. 1cm. Started hurting on urination. Bartholin's cyst, endometriosis in labia minora, or anything else? What is cause?

See answer: An infected Bartholin's or sebaceous cyst would be most likely and occur in inner part of labia minora. An infected skene's duct cyst occurs adjacent to opening of urethra. Treatment: moist heat and antibiotics may cure an infected gland/small abscess. However, as a rule, the larger the abscess, the less chance that antibiotics alone will be effective and incision/drainage by md will be required. ...Read more

Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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A small red boil on labia minora without symptoms like pain, swallen, itch. Do I need to see doc? Am scared of painful tests. Ok to leave it for now?

A small red boil on labia minora without symptoms like pain, swallen, itch. Do I need to see doc? Am scared of painful tests. Ok to leave it for now?

Tough to say: Without an exam, it is difficult to give you any advice on your issue, as if it an infected cyst or boil, then it may need treatment by a dr. Do not be afraid to at the least get it properly diagnosed, so a discussion can be forthcoming on any treatment options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Having a red boil in labia minora. 1cm. I had painful urination yesterday and went away soon, but still have the boil. Is it ok to leave it?

See answer: Would recommend continue to monitor and apply moist heat or warm tub bath (s) to help either "draw out" the infection or help it get smaller over the next 7-10 days. Since at some point you should be examined by your gyne md, I would recommend you contact him/her or their nurse for any further recommendations regarding treatment and follow-up. If a bartholin's gland cyst, high rate of recurrence. ...Read more

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I am feeling pains in my labia minora what is the cause because?

I am feeling pains in my labia minora what is the cause because?

Huge gamut of possib: A lot of different possibilities for this - ranging from irritated vulva or vulvar cellulitis (infection), trauma, musculoskeletal pain, etc. Has to be examined in person to start narrowing down that list of possible things ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen labia minora?

What could cause a swollen labia minora?

Swollen Labia Minora: Swollen labia can be arise from congenital causes, vascular, lymphatic, tumor, infection, trauma from intercourse, cyst enlargement, varicocoele, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and many other causes. It is best to see your gynecologist for an exam. ...Read more

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What are causes of a swollen labia minora?

What are causes of a swollen labia minora?

It depends: The level of "trauma" to the labia minora can be minor or more severe. Sex that is too long, too rough, too dry etc can cause severe swelling. It is also possible that you have developed an infection, std or some other problem. If the swelling does not resolve, you need to be examined, call your doctor! ...Read more

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Intercourse discomfort causes labia minora to swell. Why?

Intercourse discomfort causes labia minora to swell. Why?

Arousal: With sexual arousal, you get engorgement of the labia, clitoris, vagina, and uterus. The increased blood flow helps supply the needed nutrients for the sperm as they swim to their goal.

This swelling may cause your labia to be more painful.

Try different positions to see if you can be more comfortable. ...Read more

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What might a 0.3 inch bump on the labia minora be cause by?

What might a 0.3 inch bump on the labia minora be cause by?

Possibilities: Common possibilities out of many are inclusion cyst, wart, herpes, or minor injury. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases/infections that cause the labia minora to get bigger?

Are there any diseases/infections that cause the labia minora to get bigger?

Any bacterial: Infection, inflammation, some stds especially if u have discharge, irritation, increase sexual activity etc can cause it. Get checked by your dr for reassurance! ...Read more

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What can cause the labia minora to become very dry and sore? What can you use to help it?

What can cause the labia minora to become very dry and sore? What can you use to help it?

Depends: Your young to get atrophic vaginitis, which is often caused by a lack of or deficiency in hormones that aide in vaginal lubrication/moisture. Certain infections may cause dryness and irritation, so best to get evaluated and see what the best tx would be. In the mean time, use basic lubricants (medicated vaseline. Ky jelly, etc.) during any intercourse to avoid pain and irritation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have bumps all my labia minora, they don't itch, they don't cause any form of pain, they are under the skin and are whitish? What is it?

I have bumps all my labia minora, they don't itch, they don't cause any form of pain, they are under the skin and are whitish? What is it?

Probably normal.: Could be normal anatomy in this area--especially if they are very tiny and don't change over time. You should see your doctor to make sure it isn't anything like hpv warts, an infected or in-grown hair follicle or a clogged duct from a sweat gland. ...Read more

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What could cause an itchy vulva and labia minora?

What could cause an itchy vulva and labia minora?

Allergy & trauma: Dr. Rosnfeld provides an excellent explanation. In addition, a true allergy to topical creams, lotions, lubricants or even latex may cause itching. Inadequate lubrication with excessive trauma may also cause shear injury with itching. Please also consider the possibility of stds. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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My labia minora is swollen and itchy, I have never had sex either. What could be the cause?

My labia minora is swollen and itchy, I have never had sex either. What could be the cause?

Infection: Considering the symptoms you describe, you could have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginitis, both of which are not sexually transmitted infections. And, these are quite common. The only way to know for sure is to have it examined by a physician, as it would need to be treated with an anti fungal or antibiotic. Make an appointment with your primary doctor or gynecologist ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can hormones cause vestible/labia minora to be red and irritated at age 32 and what treats it if that's the problem?

Can hormones cause vestible/labia minora to be red and irritated at age 32 and what treats it if that's the problem?

Irritation: Hormones if low can be associated with a dry labial area and that can cause irritation. If that is the problem they can help. Other thoughts would be a fungal infection. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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