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I have swelling directly underneath my urethra all the way to my vaginal opening, painful to sit down.it doesnt hurt when urinate.would sex cause this?

I have swelling directly underneath my urethra all the way to my vaginal opening, painful to sit down.it doesnt hurt when urinate.would sex cause this?

Urethral diverticula: The swelling may be a urethral diverticulum that occurs under the urethra. Sex is not a cause but you need an examination to determine the cause ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

I have a lump/swelling inside my vagina directly below my urethra? It blocks entire vaginal opening its so swollen, and its painful.

Ouch: That sounds painful. The most common lesion like this in the vagina is going to be a bartholin gland cyst, if it's really big, then it could definitely extend up as high as you describe. I would see a doctor or clinic asap and they can possibly drain this for you and relieve the pain that you are feeling. Regardless, an exam is warranted. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have a cut near my vaginal opening. I think I got cut from scratching too hard a couple days ago. The cut has some swelling around, how can I treat?

I have a cut near my vaginal opening. I think I got cut from scratching too hard a couple days ago. The cut has some swelling around, how can I treat?

Verify: Sometimes a “cut” is just a cut. These heal on their own. Other times a “cut” is something else though - some common causes are genital herpes, yeast infections and lichen sclerosis. See an Obgyn to help verify the diagnosis. The proper treatment can be prescribed and recommended ...Read more

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Swelling urethral opening and whitush stuff around my vaginal wall?

Swelling urethral opening and whitush stuff around my vaginal wall?

Likely infection: See your doctor for an examination. This is important to determine cause and treatment ...Read more

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Can swelling be permanent of the vagina and vaginal opening? I'm worried it will never subside!

Can swelling be permanent of the vagina and vaginal opening? I'm worried it will never subside!

Very rarely: Unless you have a very rare condition, swelling of the vagina and vaginally opening won't be permanent. The vagina can swell alot due to trauma or some infections/irritants but this does go away. Hope this helps. ...Read more