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Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

Swollen urethra and vagina after sex. Burning sensation while I use the restroom, no odor nor discharge. Std? Uti? Reaction to condom?

See answer: Such symptoms could be caused by any of the above: UTI (usually burning with urination, urgency, frequency); std (gc, chlamydia most common), vaginitis (though usually associated with a discharge), or allergy to a contraceptive, spermicide, or lubricant. If symptoms occur right after sex within hours, allergy or trauma related to vigorous/prolonged sex most likely. If symptoms persist, see your md. ...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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Swollen labia during and after sex. Can it be a condom allergy?

Swollen labia during and after sex. Can it be a condom allergy?

More questions: It could be traumatic sex, inadequate lubrication or an allergy to the lubricant, spermicidal agents or condom just to name a few. Try alternative latex free condoms. ...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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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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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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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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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 and perineum after two most recent times of intercourse. No condoms or lubricants used. No history of STD in either partner. Causes?

Swollen labia and perineum after two most recent times of intercourse. No condoms or lubricants used. No history of STD in either partner. Causes?

Trauma?: This can happen just from the friction trauma of intercourse or can result from a yeast infection (or other type of infection). You might try a lubricant and see if this helps. If not, you might need an exam to make sure there is no yeast infection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Swollen labia after rough lesbian sex. How do I protect myself?

Swollen labia after rough lesbian sex. How do I protect myself?

Be gentle: Be gentle, assess yourself for possible allergic reactions, stds, and use appropriate lubricants. ...Read more

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Swollen labia majora after rough sex. Ice pack?

Swollen labia majora after rough sex. Ice pack?

Cause?: Certainly ice nearly always helps but prevention is key as well as identifying cause. If friction is to blame lubricants may help, however it could also be due to sensitivity to applied products such as lubricants, spermicidal agents or latex allergy/sensitivity. Anti-inflammatories may also help. Make sure std is not to blame & use appropriate precautions. Positions & specific sexual activities? ...Read more

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What causes a swollen labia, and yellowish-brown discharge after sex?

What causes a swollen labia, and yellowish-brown discharge after sex?

Possible infection: Like herpes, bacterial std or non std, allergic reaction, you need to see your gyn for an evaluation and clutures and blood work can be done. ...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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Red swollen labia irritated vagina sensitive to touch white discharging forming around clitorus and labia no odor had unprotected sex a week ago?

Red swollen labia irritated vagina sensitive to touch white discharging forming around clitorus and labia no odor had unprotected sex a week ago?

Get examined: There are too many variables to give you an accurate answer without a physical GYN examination. Get one soon to determine the issues and obtain STD exam as well. ...Read more

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I have HPV and was just told by my that I have an ulcer on my cervix and had a swollen labia minora which is fine now. They think its HSV no sex?

I have HPV and was just told by my that I have an ulcer on my cervix and had a swollen labia minora which is fine now. They think its HSV no sex?

HPV and HSV: You should start having protected sex and make certain that you have been adequately tested for all other stds, particularly syphilis, hiv, gonorrhea, chlamydia. You also need to follow up on the status of the cervical changes and strongly consider receiving the hpv vaccine. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen labia minora and it hurts. Five times the size it should be. What's wrong with it? No new soaps no sex in a week.

I woke up with a swollen labia minora and it hurts. Five times the size it should be. What's wrong with it? No new soaps no sex in a week.

Be seen: It sounds like an infected bartholin's gland. Antibiotics, or possibly surgery, are needed. If the antibiotics do not work, then surgical incision is needed. ...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 have a swollen labia. What could it be? It's flat but swollen, hard, numb, and painful. It's really scaring me, and I can't find answers anywhere.

I have a swollen labia. What could it be? It's flat but swollen, hard, numb, and painful. It's really scaring me, and I can't find answers anywhere.

You: You are likely dealing with an infectious process that is causing your labia to swell. Commonly bacterial and yeast infections can do this. Please see your family doctor or gynecologist for a compete exam and treatment.
Take care. ...Read more

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I am having swollen labia minora. This happens often but this time its lil large swelling. Causing pain in walking too. Help please :' (?

I am having swollen labia minora. This happens often but this time its lil large swelling. Causing pain in walking too. Help please :' (?

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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I have a swollen labia after days of itching and a thick yellow discharge, what could it be?

I have a swollen labia after days of itching and a thick yellow discharge, what could it be?

Yeast?: Certainly candida vulvovaginitis is possible, but without seeing the discharge and examining you would only be guessing. Go see a gynecologist and be examined, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Does swollen labia mean I have an std?

Does swollen labia mean I have an std?

No: There are many different potential causes for your swollen labia. While STD is one cause, it is not the only cause. ...Read more

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Swollen labia (my right side) with painful and very large bump above the clitoris. What is it? Sore.

Infection: Pain and swelling in the genital area is probably an infection. The most likely cause in a sexually active woman is herpes. You should be checked soon so appropriate treatment and accurate diagnosis given. ...Read more

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Watery cloudy with flecks discharge? Swollen Labia as well. Sometimes it thickens with flecks? What is it. I am sexually active with my partner.

Watery cloudy with flecks discharge? Swollen Labia as well. Sometimes it thickens with flecks? What is it. I am sexually active with my partner.

Possible infection: A vaginal discharge and labial swelling in a sexually active woman can be due to trauma, an allergic reaction, or, most commonly, an infection. This can be yeast or an STD. See your PCP or GYN for testing to be sure it is treated appropriately ASAP. Hope this helps. Be safe. ...Read more

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For a week I have had brown discharge, swollen labia and itching. Started after my period?

For a week I have had brown discharge, swollen labia and itching. Started after my period?

Needs exam: Swollen labia with itching is concerning for infection. It could simply be yeast but these are also symptoms of herpes. Testing and an exam will be needed. Brown discharge is likely just old blood left over form your period ...Read more

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I noticed today that my 6month has a swollen labia after her bath. She was given vit A drops&measels vaccine today. She doesn't seem to be in pain. Should I be concerned?

I noticed today that my 6month has a swollen labia after her bath. She was given vit A drops&measels vaccine today. She doesn't seem to be in pain. Should I be concerned?

See primary care!: May be angioedema, an allergic swelling of various parts of the body, like the labia, penis, lips, tongue, throat, and fingers. May develop to foods, or the measles vaccine (which in the US is not recommended until 12 months of age). The first episode may be mild, but later episodes my be progressive and more severe, requiring steroid and benadryl po or IM. Best let your PCP view it and prescribe ...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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Is it normal to experience a swollen labia the day before period?

Is it normal to experience a swollen labia the day before period?

change hormones can: Cause swelling in some people as long as it goes away when the period starts and does not persisit, not much you can do except if you want to stop your periods, if they are excessibvely red or show any sores or lesions your gyn can do a culture to r/o infection, etc, and he or she could do an exam anyway to make sure nothing looks abnormal. ...Read more

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Do I put heat or ice on swollen labia majora?

Do I put heat or ice on swollen labia majora?

Depends on what it: Is from. You may need to see a doctor unless you had mild trauma to it causing swelling. Ice would be recommended as heat could actually initially draw more swelling to a highly vascularized area. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more