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How do I cure labial melanosis?

How do I cure labial melanosis?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for treatment options. Bleaching treatments are available. Also discuss what may be causing the dark pigmentation such as oral contraceptives or other medications. ...Read more

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My superior labial frenulum is white. Is that normal?

My superior labial frenulum is white. Is that normal?

Not normal...: White skin on the labia should usually be biopsied to make sure it isn't something serious. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a labial frenectomy?

What is the normal recovery time for a labial frenectomy?

Recovery time?: This varies. What do you mean by recovery? No more discomfort or complete healing? Up to a week for the discomfort and perhaps 2-3 weeks for complete healing of the wound. ...Read more

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I have recently noticed I have black labial spots...What causes them and will they need to be removed?

I have recently noticed I have black  labial spots...What causes them and will they need to be removed?

Get them checked : The possibility of vaginal/vulval infections, std, genital warts cannot be ruled out completely. It is difficult to comment on the brown/black spots inside labia that you describe without examination. ...Read more

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I shave my pubic area ever so often and my skin appears to be getting darker on the outer labial. is there any crean to lighten the skin?

I shave my pubic area ever so often and my skin appears to be getting darker on the outer labial. is there any crean to lighten the skin?

Would avoid: bleaching creams can be irritating, so I would be careful in this area of body. Azelaic acid cream might not be so irritating. That is a prescription cream ...Read more

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Lysis of labial adhesions how they do it?

Lysis of labial adhesions how they do it?

Surgical separation: Labial adhesions or vaginal synechia where labia of both sides get adherent in midline , causing urinary symptoms , seen in prepubertial females , surgically dissected and separated , also occasionally seen in sexually inactive females and elderly. Initial non surgical treatment done with estrogen ; steroid creams ...Read more

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How soon should I wear braces after a labial frenectomy?

How soon should I wear braces after a labial frenectomy?

Can do Immediately: Frenectomy can be done before, during or after braces. It is actually better to do it after the spaces have been closed with braces so that the scar tissue would help with the retention. ...Read more

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What's the difference between of skin tags and labial polyp?

What's the difference between of skin tags and labial polyp?

Size: Skin tags are common and always benign. Although polyps may occur on mucosal membranes they are rare on skin. Polyps that occur anywhere have the potential to be malignant and may require biopsy for histologic evaluation. They are generally much larger than skin tags. ...Read more

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For labial/vertical hymen type which its opening extends from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock, from where does it rupture when it's broken?And does it bleed?

For labial/vertical hymen type which its opening extends from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock, from where does it rupture when it's broken?And does it bleed?

The hymen : The hymen is a circular ring near the opening of the vagina. Contrary to popular cultural mythology most hymenal rings are open just fine the first time someone has intercourse. It stretches and tears at various spots that are likely unrecognizable to the untrained eye. Overthinking the appearance of the hymenal ring is likely to be unproductive. ...Read more

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Labial frenectomy surgery before or after braces?

Labial frenectomy surgery before or after braces?

During: Discuss this w qualified orthodontic specialist before having any rx accomlished. 1) braces 2) move teeth into ideal positions 3) have gum/bone reshaped 4) hold teeth until tissues heal before removing braces. ...Read more

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Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortisone cream daily for a couple of weeks (only). Find out which foods may be causing it; then eliminate them. Cut out stress. If no better, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more

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The image in my profile is labial herpes or infected bumps it hurts a little?

The image in my profile is labial herpes or infected bumps it hurts a little?

Herpes or other ?: A herpes infection of the labia is painful, and appears as a single or cluster of shallow ulcers which are sensitive to touch (clothing or liquids). Get this tested by your health care professional, and if it is herpes, get the subtype identified , as some may require additional testing as they are more serious over time. ...Read more

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Stings at the anterior labial commisure. What can it be? Sometimes it will get itchy when touched.

Stings at the anterior labial commisure. What can it be? Sometimes it will get itchy when touched.

Infection: You might have an infection. Allergies can make similar symptoms. See your gyn doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I get ocular herpes from a person with labial herpes? If I get in contact with his secretions?

Can I get ocular herpes from a person with labial herpes? If I get in contact with his secretions?

WHY??: Why ask this? Herpes on the face [labial] is usually type 1. Most adults already carry this virus and therefore cannot catch it anew from another person. Eye infections from it are serious but not common. Oral and topical anti-virals are very effective. If you wish to define your vulnerability you can get a blood test to see if you carry hsv-1 and/ or hsv-2. ...Read more

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