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Treatment swollen labia?

Treatment swollen labia?

Why?: The issue is what is causing the labial edema. Until you know this it defies logic to recommend treatment. You should consult with a gynecologist and find out what is going on, and if you already know, discuss it with them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen Labia (Definition)

Labia are part of external female genital anatomy (vulva) & consist of labia majora (hair bearing, fulller, outer) serving from the embryonic genital swellings/folds whereas labia minora from from urethral folds. Swelling of either may be due to congenital deformities or acquired tumors of the tissues (skin, fat, vessels) or a hernia, or allergic reaction or trauma or infection ...Read more


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How can I treat a swollen labia?

How can I treat a swollen labia?

Hot sitz bath: If the swelling is due to bruising after intercourse, cycling, or other physical activity sitting in a warm bathtub will decrease the pain and swelling. If the swelling is one sided(labia) then it may be a swollen Bartholin's gland cyst/infection. If the sitz bath doesn't relieve the swelling see your MD. . ...Read more

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Swollen labia, what could it mean?

Swollen labia, what could it mean?

If after sex...: If it happens after sex, then too hard, too long, too dry, too rough, vagina too small, penis too big, not enough foreplay, infections, trauma, etc. If the problem does not resolve, you need to get examined by your doctor, don't be shy...Go! in the future, be gentle, use lube if needed (astroglide or pjur), go slow, if it hurts, stop and cuddle and try again later. ...Read more

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What can be done for swollen labia?

What can be done for swollen labia?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a painful swollen labia?

I am experiencing a painful swollen labia?

Many potential ...: More details are necessary but the most common causes are trauma from sex/birth but other possibilities such as infection, allergy, bleeding, hernia, varicocoele and more. ...Read more

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I have a hard swollen labia. What should I do?

I have a hard swollen labia. What should I do?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. Meet with your gynecologist for an examination. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: swollen labia?

What is the definition or description of: swollen labia?

Swollen labia: Labia are part of external female genital anatomy (vulva) & consist of labia majora (hair bearing, fulller, outer) serving from the embryonic genital swellings/folds whereas labia minora from from urethral folds. Swelling of either may be due to congenital deformities or acquired tumors of the tissues (skin, fat, vessels) or a hernia, or allergic reaction or trauma or infection & many other causes. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having painful and swollen labia after shaving?

Please help! i'm having painful and swollen labia after shaving?

Don't shave labia.: The labial/ vulvar tissue is very delicate - you may have razor burn or you may be sensitize or allergic to product used in that area. Try a sitz bath. Try to limit any pubic shaving to bikini lines. Avoid the soft, tender pink tissue. ...Read more

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How to describe a swollen labia and under what circumstances would it be dangerous?

How to describe a swollen labia and under what circumstances would it be dangerous?

Swollen labia: You have labia minora and majora. Swelling may be normal or abnormal especially if unilateral. It may be associated with benign or malignant conditions but it is difficult to tell from a description. If you have any questions, you should meet with your gynecologist
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What are causes of a swollen labia minora?

What are causes of a swollen labia minora?

It depends: The level of "trauma" to the labia minora can be minor or more severe. Sex that is too long, too rough, too dry etc can cause severe swelling. It is also possible that you have developed an infection, std or some other problem. If the swelling does not resolve, you need to be examined, call your doctor! ...Read more

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Swollen labia is it an infection?

Perhaps....: It might just be irritated. If it persists, show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen labia minora?

What could cause a swollen labia minora?

Swollen Labia Minora: Swollen labia can be arise from congenital causes, vascular, lymphatic, tumor, infection, trauma from intercourse, cyst enlargement, varicocoele, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and many other causes. It is best to see your gynecologist for an exam. ...Read more

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Swollen labia after sex? His or my fault?

Swollen labia after sex? His or my fault?

Neither: Common. And who lays blame in something so enjoyable? She might simply be excited, or if he's rough, she may ask him to lubricate more or be gentler. There's no risk -- keep the communication open and sex will get better and better. ...Read more

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Swollen labia after delivery. Will it go down?

Swollen labia after delivery. Will it go down?

Yes nearly always: While the swelling may persist for a few weeks it will tend to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Swollen labia after regular, non-rough sex. Why?

Swollen labia after regular, non-rough sex.  Why?

Allergy, STD, cyst ?: There could be a variety of possible explanations and you should review all potential products as well as any personal history of allergies. It could be a sign of an std and appropriate safeguards should be taken. It could also be a cyst albeit not likely. ...Read more

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Swollen labia during plus after sex. Am I too dry?

Swollen labia during plus after sex. Am I too dry?

Maybe: Try a water based lubricant to supplement "mother nature" such as k-y or astroglide. If the swelling continues see an gyn for evaluation for a possible Bartholin's gland infection or cyst. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen labia during and after sex?

What could cause a swollen labia during and after sex?

Swollen Labia Minora: Swollen labia can be arise from congenital causes, vascular, lymphatic, tumor, infection, trauma from intercourse, cyst enlargement, varicocoele, hidradenitis, fasciitis, and many other causes. It is best to see your gynecologist for an exam. However the labia are composed of vascular tissue, similar to the penis, and do become slightly engorged during sexual stimulation which is normal. ...Read more

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How long does a very swollen labia minor last after sex?

How long does a very swollen labia minor last after sex?

It depends: The level of "trauma" to the labia minora can be minor or more severe. Sex that is too long, too rough, too dry etc can cause severe swelling. It is also possible that you have developed an infection, std or some other problem. If the swelling does not resolve, you need to be examined, call your doctor! ...Read more

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Red, swollen labia, with no pain, and a virgin. What could cause it?

Red, swollen labia, with no pain, and a virgin. What could cause it?

Seek evaluation: Without knowing more, this is difficult to assess. By itself it may not be anything, it could however be an early yeast infection ( typically an odor, drainage and itchy) or an obstructed Bartholin's cyst ( unilateral), vaginosis ( discomfort, redness), simple overgrowth, hernia, etc. Treatment will depend on identify g the cause. ...Read more

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Swollen labia minora and majora. Why so much thicker than the normal size?

Seek evaluation: Bilateral enlargement of labia minor and major is highly unusual and suggests an allergic reaction or lymphatic venous obstruction. See your gynecologist for this. ...Read more

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I've got a very painful and swollen labia after shaving. Is there a cream i can use for this?

I've got a very painful and swollen labia after shaving. Is there a cream i can use for this?

Neosporin, but....: The symptoms may be caused by local irritation from shaving, but if worsening or lasting more than a few hours, evaluation is advised. Infection could be present. In meantime, if you have no allergy to neosporin, it is ok to use a pea-sized amount to the area. This may soothe irritation, but if infected you will need other treatment. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen labia after sex. How can I relieve this and what should I do?

I'm concerned because I have swollen labia after sex. How can I relieve this and what should I do?

What you do : Depends on the reason for the swelling. Possible reasons for swelling of the vagina / labia include allergic reaction/irritation due to latex condoms, lubricants, vaginal contraceptives, spermicides, semen; contact dermatitis, infection ; aggressive sex. ...Read more

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Itchy bump and a swollen labia?

Itchy bump and a swollen labia?

Minora or majora?: Is this on the minora or majora? On the minora era are a variety of mucous glands that may become obstructed or occluded causi g a small pimple like bump. On the majora, sebaceous glands or hair follicles may also be responsible due to ingrown hairs or cysts. If this does not resolve discuss with your physician for a review of other more obscure causes. ...Read more

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Severly swollen labia(vulva), what to do?

Severly swollen labia(vulva), what to do?

Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. Meet with your gynecologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Blister & swollen labia from kissing?

Blister & swollen labia from kissing?

Allergy?: This is very unusual and you need to discuss more details with your physician. Clearly if minimal contact occurred, there is a possibility of allergy or std. Review your history of topical agents applied such as makeup or lubricants or even latex exposure. If more aggressive contact, abrasion, irritation and inflammation is a possibility. Yeast infection is not likely in this scenario. Bacteria? ...Read more

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How can I prevent a swollen labia after foreplay?

How can I prevent a swollen labia after foreplay?

Determine cause: First determine cause. If due to excessive force or friction or prolonged play, then be more gentle, use lubricants or decrease the amount of time. However it may be due to latex or other sensitivity to products used. Applying ice afterwards may help. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swollen labia after giving birth?

Is it normal to have swollen labia after giving birth?

Large Labia: Enlarged labia after pregnancy is extremely commonand to be expected particularly after prolonged labor but this may be aggravated by increased venous pressure and associated with hemorrhoids. Ice & gentle compression, and witch hazel as recommended by dr. Herold are useful. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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