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I have a recurrent, painful swelling at the opening of my vagina, but I don't think it is a yeast infection. What could this be?

I have a recurrent, painful swelling at the opening of my vagina, but I don't think it is a yeast infection. What could this be?

Cyst: Swelling at the opening of the vagina can be a bartholin gland cyst. When the duct becomes blocked, fluid accumulates. They can frequently become infected and cause an abscess with tenderness. Treatment usually involves opening the cyst to allow drainage and can be performed in the office with local anesthetic. Consult your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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


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Hello. I have had swelling on one side of my vagina for three days now. I'm not too positive if its just from a yeast infection or if its more severe.

Hello. I have had swelling on one side of my vagina for three days now. I'm not too positive if its just from a yeast infection or if its more severe.

Genital swelling: Yeast infection wouldn't usually cause one sided genital symptoms. If the swelling is painful, and especially if there are open sores, herpes is likely. See a doctor ASAP -- the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis. Also, if it's herpes, treatment effectiveness depends on starting treatment right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have swelling, itching, and burning on my vagina and it's been like this for a few days. I'm thinking it might be a yeast infection, I'm not sure.

I have swelling, itching, and burning on my vagina and it's been like this for a few days. I'm thinking it might be a yeast infection, I'm not sure.

Sounds right: Those symptoms you describe DO sound like a yeast infection. You can try an 5 or 7-day over the counter anti-fungal (generics are just as good as the brand names) and see if it improves your symptoms, or you can see your doctor or clinician and have them look at some vaginal discharge under a slide to detect for yeast. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Had a yeast infection week and a half ago, treated with diflucan (fluconazole) and clotrimazole cream. Can too much cream cause swelling and red of the vagina lips?

Had a yeast infection week and a half ago, treated with diflucan (fluconazole) and clotrimazole cream. Can too much cream cause swelling and red of the vagina lips?

Possibly: Excessive application can cause some irritation, or this could represent an allergic reaction or sensitivity to the medication. Follow up with your provider to determine if you are sensitive/allergic. ...Read more

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I washed my sex toy in dish washing soap and it got in my vagina causing an awful reaction. What over the counter topical steroid cream can I get that will get rid of swelling (internal and external) and pain? I am already being treated for the yeast infe

I washed my sex toy in dish washing soap and it got in my vagina causing an awful reaction. What over the counter topical steroid cream can I get that will get rid of swelling (internal and external) and pain? I am already being treated for the yeast infe

Confusing....: Hmm... Confusing situation. I doubt dish washing soap would cause such a severe reaction. Maybe allergy to the plastic (or whatever the toy is made of)? If there have been sexual exposures with partners, maybe it's an STD e.g. herpes. This isn't something you should be trying to sort out on your own. See your doctor, ideally whoever diagnosed and is treating your yeast infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can my vagina swell with a yeast infection?

Can my vagina swell with a yeast infection?

It is possible: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection cause my vagina to swell?

Possibly: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Can your vagina swell up during a yeast infection?

It can happen.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Will a yeast infection cause your vagina to swell?

Will a yeast infection cause your vagina to swell?

Most likely not: The most common presentation of yeast infection of the vagina , is itching , curd like discharge adherent to the virginal wall. Yeast infection of the vagina is very common and is usually mild nuisance . If there is swelling of the vaginal wall , i suspect something else is going on . I suggest to see your pcp / obgyn. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can your vagina swell up due to a yeast infection ?

It's possible.: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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Had yeast infection. It cleared. Now felt large lump 2 or 3 inches up vagina. Fleshy and not painful. Please help me. ?

Had yeast infection. It cleared. Now felt large lump 2 or 3 inches up vagina. Fleshy and not painful. Please help me. ?

? cyst: Women can develop cyst (fluid filled collections) in the vagina that present as you describe. However there is no way to know for sure. Without further eval. Make an appointment. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection and UTI cause a vagina to swell up? And if not, what can and what are treatments?

Yes: A yeast infection can, so can numerrous other conditions - reactions to antibiotics like a UTI med can, tampons, other infections, trauma, allergic reaction, herpes and more. For yeast over the counter vaginal yeast cream, but if it persists or worsens i'd see the doc. ...Read more

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I think I have yeast infection. I don't know what to do. My choices are going to the doctor or buying some cream. What should I do? My vagina itches and it's begining to swell up. I had it for about 3 days.

If : If a patient has a yeast infection, then it usually has white or cheesy discharge, the vagina appears to have white dots/spots on it, and it is very itchy. There are over the counter treatments available for treatment; either suppositories or cream can safely treat a yeast infection. If the patient has any concern about sexually-transmitted infections causing infection, these infections usually have yellow or green discharge, and the patient often has pain and fever, then the patient must have a medical evaluation. To prevent yeast infections, use cotton underwear only (not nylon), avoid hot baths, and decrease sugary drinks/snacks in the diet. ...Read more

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Been to dr few times no yeast just got rid of urine track infection. Got checked for cyst came back clean. Swollen inside vagina. Painful sex.

Been to dr few times no yeast just got rid of urine track infection. Got checked for cyst came back clean. Swollen inside vagina. Painful sex.

PH: I would ask the gynecologist to perform a ph test. If your vagina is more alkaline, a raise in ph would do this, then then it's possible your vagina is not populated with the lactobacilli that it needs to be populated with. Given that there's swelling the vagina must be reacting to something. Sometimes the test we perform our falsely negative. Good luck. ...Read more

Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more