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I have extremely swollen and sore labia after sex?

I have extremely swollen and sore labia after sex?

Not normal: 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

Vulva (Definition)

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


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Tiny pinprick sore on labia major that comes/goes in exact same spot, bleeds a tiny amt. Not STD. I noticed it comes around the same time every month?

Tiny pinprick sore on labia major that comes/goes in exact same spot, bleeds a tiny amt. Not STD. I noticed it comes around the same time every month?

Herpes?: Any lumps, bumps or blisters on the genitalia require an exam to visualize the abnormality and determine the cause, tests or treatments. A recurring lesion in the same spot in a cyclic pattern is concerning for genital herpes. Testing can be done ...Read more

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1 painful yellowish/white sore on labia minora below clitoris & above urethral. Hurts when touched. Only 1 sexual partner in last 11 years. No swellin

1 painful yellowish/white sore on labia minora below clitoris & above urethral. Hurts when touched. Only 1 sexual partner in last 11 years. No swellin

Many possibilities: Sores in this area can be caused by skin conditions; allergic reactions; infections such as herpes, chancroid, molluscum contagiosum, staph infections; hydradenitis; cancer; etc. An Ob/Gyn can do cultures, biopsies and other tests to determine the cause. Best wishes! ...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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1 painful sore on labia minora. Hurts when touched/rubbed but not when urine touches. Looked like a burn yesterday now is yellow. No swelling or redne

1 painful sore on labia minora. Hurts when touched/rubbed but not when urine touches. Looked like a burn yesterday now is yellow. No swelling or redne

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. The lesion may be due to herpes and you should get tested for other sexually transmitted diseases as well.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Pls I've had a reddish, swollen sore on my Labia. Why and what should I do?

Pls I've had a reddish, swollen sore on my Labia. Why and what should I do?

May be Herpes: You have not mentioned if this sore goes away and comes back or is it for how long, neither you have mentioned if it is painful, l or painless. Therefore due to lack of all tat information I will guess that you may have Herpes Progenitalis or syphlis or some other form of STD (sexually transmitted disease). Please a doctor as soon as you can ...Read more

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I get an occasional painful sore on my labia. I have been tested, its not herpes. What could be the cause?

I get an occasional painful sore on my labia. I have been tested, its not herpes. What could be the cause?

Hidradenitis: Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-ni-tis sup-u-ra-ti-va) is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions). The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. The lesions can occur in the groin, armpits, and under the breasts. ...Read more

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I have a reddish pimple-like sore on my labia majora. I was wondering what it is?

I have a reddish pimple-like sore on my labia majora. I was wondering what it is?

Likely a cyst: It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

Likely a cyst: It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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1 flat like sore/cut on labia minora Burns when touched Not herpes Appeared 3 weeks after sex with husband 4 days after menstral & 2 days after shavin?

1 flat like sore/cut on labia minora Burns when touched Not herpes Appeared 3 weeks after sex with husband 4 days after menstral & 2 days after shavin?

Need to see MD: I'm glad you're confident this isn't herpes, but that's the most common overall cause of genital ulcer, even in people at no current risk for STDs. Many new herpes cases are from monogamous partners not previously known to be infected. It's unlikely you intentionally shave your labia minora. In any case, you need in person care to determine the cause, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Sore on left labia. Off white center, round, size of pencil eraser, and red border. Resembles canker sore. Painful. Sexually active, 4 mo. Both clean.?

Sore on left labia. Off white center, round, size of pencil eraser, and red border. Resembles canker sore. Painful. Sexually active, 4 mo. Both clean.?

See GYN: There are many causes of your described sore but you should be seen by your doctor to ensure that you don't have an STD and get treated if positive. ...Read more

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Noticed a painful sore on my labia minora. Today it spread into two more small sores. They hurt and I'm afraid it is staph. I am a virgin so not a std?

Noticed a painful sore on my labia minora. Today it spread into two more small sores. They hurt and I'm afraid it is staph. I am a virgin so not a std?

See answer: Common causes of your symptoms would be infected hair follicle or sebaceous gland or if just inside the labia, an infected Bartholin's gland cyst. Several species/types of staph normally colonize our skin, so many skin infections have a staph component. Most of these mild skin infections will resolve with good skin care care and hygiene and warm compresses to the inflamed area to draw infection out. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my labia looks like a canker sore in the mouth only it's on the labia. Painful and burns with urination. ..

I have a sore on my labia looks like a canker sore in the mouth only it's on the labia. Painful and burns with urination. ..

Have it evaluated: This may be an entry site for a variety of infectious agents, including std's. Early diagnosis & treatment can avoid many issues down the road. ...Read more

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Have a sore on my labia minora looks kind of like a blood blister. Hurts when touched. How long should I monitor before I see a doctor? Possible dx?

Have a sore on my labia minora looks kind of like a blood blister. Hurts when touched. How long should I monitor before I see a doctor? Possible dx?

You need an exam: It is important with these symptoms that you schedule a visit for testing. This sounds like you may be having a herpes outbreak. It can cause blisters or areas that feel like cuts surrounded by itching or burning. Certainly other things are possible like an infected hair follicle, a small abrasion and others. Don't wait. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Brown, metallic discharge when wiping accompanied with vaginal sensitivity/soreness on outer upper labia.?

Needs testing: A brown discharge is likely old blood. Since you also have an area of vaginal soreness and sensitivity then testing is warranted. See an Obgyn for a pelvic exam and testing to determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I am having iciness and soreness on my inner labia? How can I treat it. Doc said it's not a yeast infec. But this is 2nd time it's happend after oral

I am having iciness and soreness on my inner labia? How can I treat it. Doc said it's not a yeast infec. But this is 2nd time it's happend after oral

See below: You could have symptoms of oral herpes (cold sores) since you engage in oral sex. You need to try something for this. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean you have when it burns and is painful to urinate and your labia is sore too?

What does it mean you have when it burns and is painful to urinate and your labia is sore too?

Many things: It could be a urinary tract infection, though usually your labia aren't sore. But it could also represent a sexually transmitted disease, though I'm not sure what your risk factors for this are. There are also other forms of urethritis/vulvitis that could give you the reported symptoms. You should seek an inperson evaluation to be more accurately diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have sore spots on my labia, I did get checked and was diagnose with urine infection which I got pills for but I need a cream to cure the sore spots?

I have sore spots on my labia, I did get checked and was diagnose with urine infection which I got pills for but I need a cream to cure the sore spots?

Maybe not bacteria: Uti or urinary tract infection, is due to bacteria, 99% of the time. Sometimes when women take an antibiotic it can cause a yeast infection. I'm betting that the spots on your labia are more likely a yeast infection. If you're worried about std, though, and dr didn't check you for that, make sure you get tested for these spots. Otherwise, try otc anti-fungal and see if works, if not, then see dr. ...Read more

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Can having an mainly itchy open mosquito bite sore on the outer labia for 2.5 weeks that hasn't healed, cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Can having an mainly itchy open mosquito bite sore on the outer labia for 2.5 weeks that hasn't healed, cause pelvic inflammatory disease?

Need to evaluate: Mosquito bite on the labia would not last 2.5 weeks. You should have the lesion examined for a proper diagnosis and exclusion of STD. If it is just a mosquito bite, that by itself would not cause pelvic inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Had a sore pimple/blister on labia minora, didn't crust. Only hurted when touched. Doctor said maybe friction burn didn't look like it could be herpes?

Had a sore pimple/blister on labia minora, didn't crust. Only hurted when touched. Doctor said maybe friction burn didn't look like it could be herpes?

Herpes test: Get a herpes culture from sore
also herpes antibodies in blood is sure way to know if it is herpes or not
did not crust does not mean anything
painful sore is usally herpes ...Read more

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My inner labia peeks out pf my outer labias and this causes it to be sore. Can I fix this?

My inner labia peeks out pf my outer labias and this causes it to be sore. Can I fix this?

Labia Reduction: Patients who present with “enlarged labia” may have problems wearing certain clothing, exercising, riding bikes/horses, and/or with sexual activity. These patients may be candidates for labia minora reduction surgery (labiaplasty). Careful selection of surgeon is important; ask to see lots of examples of his/her work. ...Read more

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What can cause the labia minora to become very dry and sore? What can you use to help it?

Depends: Your young to get atrophic vaginitis, which is often caused by a lack of or deficiency in hormones that aide in vaginal lubrication/moisture. Certain infections may cause dryness and irritation, so best to get evaluated and see what the best tx would be. In the mean time, use basic lubricants (medicated vaseline. Ky jelly, etc.) during any intercourse to avoid pain and irritation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on the inside of my labia, it is not sore but has been there for a very long time, what could it be?

I have a white spot on the inside of my labia, it is not sore but has been there for a very long time, what could it be?

Sebaceous cyst: Most white spots on the labia are sebaceous cysts. These are benign collections of material derived from the skin overlying the labia. If it gets larger or hurts then it needs to be evauated. It most likely will not cause you any problems. However, in postmenopausal women white plaque should be evaluated as they could be precancerous changes. ...Read more