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Vulva (Definition)

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


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My vulva is red and gets irritated. Does vulvodynia usually make the vulva red? It doesn't hurt to have sex. Although it sometimes hurts in the front

My vulva is red and gets irritated. Does vulvodynia usually make the vulva red? It doesn't hurt to have sex. Although it sometimes hurts in the front

GET IT CHECKED: Vulvodynia causes pain in vulva without any rash or redness.Your redness and irritation may be just redness in the skin, due to skin condition, contact dermatitis, infection etc.So get it checked to be sure from your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I think I have some vaginal infection. Area around my vulva is red and I have burning sensation and pain. Please advice.

I think I have some vaginal infection. Area around my vulva is red and I have burning sensation and pain. Please advice.

See our Gyn: If you are worried that you may have an infection, it's best to avoid all the what ifs and get evaluated by your gyn. ...Read more

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My vulva is red, hard, white spots, feels sore &hurts. The sides where my ovaries are sore &I can feel them. Started when I started my birth control. ?

My vulva is red, hard, white spots, feels sore &hurts. The sides where my ovaries are sore &I can feel them. Started when I started my birth control. ?

Yeast? STD? Herpes?: This could be an allergic or chemic reaction of some sort, or an infection, such as rather severe yeast; or perhaps genital herpes, if at risk for STDs. Pain in the lower abdomen also can go along with STDs, which can cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, infection of the fallopian tubes). See a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Sometimes my vulva becomes swollen, red, itchy. What is the cause?

Many causes: Infection, abrasion, pad overuse, intercourse, etc. I think you get the idea. When it is swollen, get it checked out by a gyn md. ...Read more

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Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Probably not herpes: Vaginal itching and vulva redness is more likely due to a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomonasis. Herpes can cause itching but more likely to be painful also. The lesions of herpes are more like blisters or open sores than bumps. The best way to determine what is causing the problem is to have it evaluated by a doctor who can then provide proper treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having bad pelvic pain and brownish yellow discharge and my vulva and vagina are red and irritated and have been bleeding. What is wrong with me?

I'm having bad pelvic pain and brownish yellow discharge and my vulva and  vagina are red and irritated and have been bleeding. What is wrong with me?

See your doctor: Pelvic pain, vaginal discharge and vaginal irritation are all symptoms of a possible vaginal infection. The only way to tell with certainty is to be checked by your family doctor or gynecologist. See him or her right away as these infections can worsen and cause complications. ...Read more