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Why does one side of my labia minora frequently get swollen and irritated?

Why does one side of my labia minora frequently get swollen and irritated?

Bartholin gland cyst: It can occur with a Bartholin gland cyst or infection. A GYN MD exam can make that distinction in an office visit when the problem is visible. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...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 thats the problem?

Can hormones cause vestible/labia minora to be red and irritated at age 32 and what treats it if thats 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

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Hello i have a lump on my left side of my labia minora, it feels pretty big, it is irritated and itches sometimes, what can it be?

Hello i have a lump on my left side of my labia minora, it feels pretty big, it is irritated and itches sometimes, what can it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to be sure without examining the lesion, however, what you described suggests a Bartholin cyst. If it gets infected, it could cause more problem. While not urgent, it would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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Red bump on labia minora. Doesn't hurt or itch too bad only when irritated. Never been sexually active in any way. ?

Red bump on labia minora. Doesn't hurt or itch too bad only when irritated. Never been sexually active in any way. ?

A Bartholin's Cyst: It is very ikely that you have a barthoin's cyst--it is typically not an infection but can be caused by infection which blocks the gland/duct, thus collection of fluid (swelling) to cause the "bump." this can be size of a pea up size of an egg. If not bothersome, no treatment needed. If infected, antibiotic maybe needed and cyst may need to be excised. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Found sore on labia minora next to where I apply Aldara (imiquimod) on labia majora. Labia majora is not irritated however.Possible side effect or something else?

Found sore on labia minora next to where I apply Aldara (imiquimod) on labia majora. Labia majora is not irritated however.Possible side effect or something else?

Typical side effect: This is a common side effect of imiquimod (Aldara) when it contacts healthy skin, especially thin moist skin or mucous membranes, like the labia minor. That's probably what's going on. But be aware that herpes is also a common cause of genital ulceration. If any doubt, check with the doctor who prescribed your treatment. ...Read more

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My vagina is very itchy, irritated, and labia minora becomes swollen and painful. Already taken diflucan. But is this more than a yeast infection?

My vagina is very itchy, irritated, and labia minora becomes swollen and painful. Already taken diflucan. But is this more than a yeast infection?

Azole resistance?: Yeast alone still is most likely. A few percent of yeasts that cause vaginal infection are resistant to fluconazole (Diflucan®) and other azole drugs. Best to be rechecked by a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and decide whether other kinds of treatment (like caspofungin, micafungin, flucytosine, or nystatin) might be worth a try. Good luck! ...Read more

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When I got my first period the pad I used rubbed me so raw my labia minora blistered and the skin is now stretched. What should I do now for the area?

When I got my first period the pad I used rubbed me so raw my labia minora blistered and the skin is now stretched. What should I do now for the area?

External yeast: The moisture on your pad may have caused an external yeast infection. You can try over the counter yeast medication. If it is too raw, however, try to keep it clean and dry for a couple of days. No powder, as it may clog the pores and make things worse. If it gets reel bad, you mspy need to see your GYN. ...Read more

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Large bump on labia minora it is brown and soft it doesn't hurt to touch but where it has shrunk the skin remains raw and bleeds hurts to urinate?

Large bump on labia minora it is brown and soft it doesn't hurt to touch but where it has shrunk the skin remains raw and bleeds hurts to urinate?

See your doctor...: There are several possibilities for this bump, but all of them should be evaluated and examined in person by a physician. Then you'll know for sure what you are dealing with and how to treat it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is skin peeling on the labia minora a sign of a herpes outbreak? No pain, no itching, no discomfort, just raw skin where it is peeled.

Is skin peeling on the labia minora a sign of a herpes outbreak? No pain, no itching, no discomfort, just raw skin where it is peeled.

Impossible to help: Unfortunately, there are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, Unfortunately. It's not possible to make a diagnosis of a blistering disease since you did not mention anything about small blisters, pain,change or any other symp ...Read more

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What could possibly be wrong with my vulva? My labia, underneath my clitoris, my clitoris, and near the entrance of my vagina is a little sore (slight burn) and itchy. I have no odor and no discharge. I am also a little raw right where my labia minora and

What could possibly be wrong with my vulva? My labia, underneath my clitoris, my clitoris, and near the entrance of my vagina is a little sore (slight burn) and itchy. I have no odor and no discharge. I am also a little raw right where my labia minora and

Often : Often times you can have a yeast infection that is more on the outside (labia/clitoris) than on the inside of your vagina. Buy an over the counter vaginal yeast infection medication like Clotrimazole or monostat. You can apply the cream to the affected areas twice a day for about a week. If you do not notice an improvement then you may be dealing with a bacterial infection. At this point you should see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Irritated labia and vulva. I used vagisil, for the past two days and now it really burns when I urinate. What should I do?

Irritated labia and vulva. I used vagisil, for the past two days and now it really burns when I urinate. What should I do?

Need to check urine: You need to have a Urine analysis done to insure that you do not have a urinary tract infection. Also try drinking more water, and cranberry juice till you see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my labia minora to show?

Is it normal for my labia minora to show?

Very common: Yes, it is very common to protrude past the labia majora particularly in thin women with minimal fat in their majora. Grooming may may the labia minora subject to more trauma from friction agains clothing or with activity. This may cause the free edge to become darker and thicker. This is very normal an not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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