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


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My left inner labia is a bit red and swollen? Only hurts when I touch it, what could this be and what are some remedies?

My left inner labia is a bit red and swollen? Only hurts when I touch it, what could this be and what are some remedies?

Inner labial pain: Generalized redness and swelling here can be due to minor irritation from tight clothing, feminine care products or a mild yeast infection. Wear comfortable cotton panties and don't use perfumed products near the area. If there is a whitish discharge, it is safe to apply an OTC yeast treatment for a few days. Localized swelling that worsens or drains pus must be checked by a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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I noticed today morning that my labia hurts me and then i found that my left labia is swollen with red color. What can it be? I am very concerned

I noticed today morning that my labia hurts me and then i found that my left labia is swollen with red color. What can it be? I am very concerned

You should see a doc: It could be an infection that is bacterial, even an std, or an irritation from something that would be treated entirely differently. That area is so sensitive you should not wait but call your doc right away for an appointment as you need to be seen. At home try cool cloths that might be soothing. ...Read more

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Gross itchy, red, swollen, crust labia, what to do?

Gross itchy, red, swollen, crust labia, what to do?

See a doctor: It sounds like vulvovaginitis, a fancy term for inflammation and infection in the vagina and perineum. You need a doctor to decide if testing and/or medications will be necessary. If you have abdominal pain or fever as well, go to er. ...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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I was fingered rough last night. I looked I'm the mirror and my labia minors was extremely swollen, hard & red. It hasn't gone down. What should I do?

I was fingered rough last night. I looked I'm the mirror and my labia minors was extremely swollen, hard & red. It hasn't gone down. What should I do?

Swollen Genitilia: slap him! I'm only half joking. There is no need for that type of roughness. You need to use ice packs, Motrin. If the swelling does not go down or seems to worsen you need to be seen as I would be worried about an infection. And seriously that type of sex is abusive and you need to take pictures and notify the authorities so on second thought go be seen right now at an ER! ...Read more

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Swollen and red bump on outer left labia?

Swollen and red bump on outer left labia?

Hair Gland:oil/sweat: There are a variety of sources for red bumps that typically originate from the hair follicles or oil gands in the labia. Sweat glands may also become diseased (known as hidradentitis suppuritiva). See your physician if this becomes worse or does not resolve within 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a red, swollen and raw labia majora. What could be causing this?

I have a red, swollen and raw labia majora. What could be causing this?

Yeast or other: A yeast infection is the most likely cause and over the counter medications are available. Herpes infections can cause similar symptoms. Allergic reactions also. An examination will confirm. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white puss center on your labia?

What does it mean when you have a red swollen bump with a white puss center on your labia?

Infected labia cyst: Labia cysts do not frequently prove to be harmful, other than a mild discomfort in some cases. However, in few cases they can grow into tumors, which must be checked regularly. In case a cyst becomes problematic, surgery is the only option.
For an infected cyst, your doctor will prescribe appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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I recently had sex & my labia is now very swollen & more red than usual. I'm wondering what could have caused this?

I recently had sex & my labia is now very swollen & more red than usual. I'm wondering what could have caused this?

Need exam: You need to be examined by a healthcare provider and screened for STDs. It's hard to answer correctly without proper exam and/or testing. See your PCP or Gyn. ...Read more

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Labia minora swollen after rough sex and its red but it has been 6 hours and is till very swollen. Is there anything to be done for it?

Labia minora swollen after rough sex and its red but it has been 6 hours and is till very swollen. Is there anything to be done for it?

It will heal itself: Any trauma/injury to skin takes 3-5 days to heal. You can use some warm water compresses to soothe the pain and swelling. Take a couple of tylenols (acetaminophen) if you need pain relief. ...Read more

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Had. Sex last night and when i got home my inner labias were very red and swollen. It hurts to walk and is very uncomfortable. What could this be?

Had. Sex last night and when i got home my inner labias were very red and swollen. It hurts to walk and is very uncomfortable. What could this be?

See a gyn: Could be allergic reaction, could be abrasions, could be herpes but you would not break out that fast unless u had been exposed before last night, u need to see a gyn, would recommend warm tub with a powder called instant ocean 8 tablespoons in the tub, is soothing until u know what is going on, if it is that bad and u dont have a gyn then go to the er. ...Read more

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I had sex three days ago since then my left inner labia is swollen also there is a red soar patch b/t the outer and inner labia walking hurts badly?

I had sex three days ago since then my left inner labia is  swollen also there is a red soar patch b/t the outer and inner labia walking hurts badly?

See your doctor: Especially if you had unprotected sex to be sure it's not an infection. Pain like you're describing can sometimes occur from local trauma from sex but it's best to make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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Can a pimple be red, swollen, painful, and itchy on my labia?

Can a pimple be red, swollen, painful, and itchy on my labia?

See gynecologist: You should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. It could just be an infected hair follicle but it could also be an std. It is always best to get it diagnosed by gyn so you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can i get an infection from swimming? My labia minora is red a swollen

Can i get an infection from swimming? My labia minora is red a swollen

Irritants : Irritants can cause inflammation of the labia, so it would be possible that chloride could cause an issue. Also a tight or irritating swimming suit could cause swelling. If a patient had any discharge or continued symptoms however an evaluation would be the reasonable next step. ...Read more

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Inner left labia is a bit red and swollen, not from bruising, what is this and what remedies are there for it?

Inner left labia is a bit red and swollen, not from bruising, what is this and what remedies are there for it?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of the labial redness and swelling as to what is done to treat it. You need to see a GYN MD and get your answer and treatment. ...Read more

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My inner labias are red and swollen and feel hard. They poke out farther than the rest of my vagina. I had sex last night and this occurred afterwards?

My inner labias are red and swollen and feel hard. They poke out farther than the rest of my vagina. I had sex last night and this occurred afterwards?

Allergic reaction: You may be experiencing a reaction to a lubricant, sexual toy, or condoms. If only using condoms, you might want to get tested for a latex allergy before switching to a different method of birth control. Other factors can be removed one at a time until you find the culprit. Do not stop using condoms without first starting another form of birth control. Lastly, see your ob/gyn for an exam. ...Read more

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Labia majora pimple 1 wk painful . Has not gone away or popped. Swollen red painful. How to treat?

Labia majora pimple 1 wk painful . Has not gone away or popped. Swollen red painful. How to treat?

Hot compress: Try a hot compress to bring it to a head and drain it. It may be necessary to take antibiotics, or in extreme cases to have a doctor remove it. ...Read more

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I was using nair on my vaginalarea. I got some on the tip and little inside of labia. Burning red welt swollen and VERY painful. What do I do?

Rinse well: with lots of cool water. Instructions with Nair are clear not to use on this area of the body. Consider NSAID or tylenol (acetaminophen). Take care. ...Read more

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I have on my chest a non itching painless swollen red roumd bump. It is non contagious. I have the same in the outer of labia major. What is it?

I have on my chest a non itching painless swollen red roumd bump. It is non contagious. I have the same in the outer of labia major. What is it?

You need: an examination by someone who can see the lesion to know for sure. You may even need a biopsy, but your physician can help determine that ...Read more

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My clitoris has been red for months, labia minora is also red and swollen. Was itchy but treated with canesten pessary. Still very red, help please?

Ouch: Sounds very uncomfortable. Please see a doctor for an exam and some good help, after "months" you need a diagnosis on the redness/itching before trying further treatment. ...Read more

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Noticed That My Inner Labia Minora Looked Swollen, There Looks Like There's 2 Red Little Pimples There, What Is This??

Noticed That My Inner Labia Minora Looked Swollen, There Looks Like There's 2 Red Little Pimples There, What Is This??

Hard to say: It's always hard to tell what something is without seeing it. It is common to get plugged moisture glands in that area, that would look like pimples. But to really answer the question, a doctor needs to see the rash and to know more information. You can contact us at Healthtap.com or see your doctor. ...Read more

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There is a cut on labia right next to clitoris, it bleed,burns,itches and there was white discharge all over.clit is swollen and the area is red.help?

There is a cut on labia right next to clitoris, it bleed,burns,itches and there was white discharge all over.clit is swollen and the area is red.help?

Time to see GYN MD: It is time to make an appointment with a GYN MD or go to the emergency room so this area can be identified and treated by a MD who can "lay eyes on it". ...Read more

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My left side labia hurts so bad feels swollen red cant have clothes touch me. Cant walk, the pain is horrible im in tears. Its near my urethra opening?

Get seen now!: This severe a pain, needs to be evaluated. You may have a serious infection, or an abscess (boil) that requires treatment. Do not suffer any more, get treatment If you have an untreated infection it may spread and you'll feel worse! You don't want to get worse, I'm sure. See a doc, and then you can start on the path to feeling better. ...Read more

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Im having reaction to miconazole 7 used twice. Labia minora and clitoral hood are red, swollen and hurt badly. How do I treat? Do I stop miconazole?

Im having reaction to miconazole 7 used twice. Labia minora and clitoral hood are red, swollen and hurt badly. How do I treat? Do I stop miconazole?

Vulvitis.: Miconazole is not working. Probably something else causing this not the yeast infection. Stop miconazole . You may have some sort of irritation from chemicals in the feminine hygiene products such as douches, vaginal spray ,sops, bubble bath , perfumed toilet paper. See your doctor for an examination and testing of urine and vaginal discharge to rule out std or a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What could cause yellow discharge that smells with itching, burning, and red & swollen labia minora?

What could cause yellow discharge that smells with itching, burning, and red & swollen labia minora?

Infection: Such as yeast or herpes or bacterial or allergic rx, see your gyn for an evaluation so the proper cultures can be done. ...Read more