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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 gland infection or cyst. ...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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Vaginal walls are hard and swollen after masturbation? Two nights ago, i masturbated and now my vagina is incredibly tight and hard?

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Vaginal walls are hard and swollen after masturbation? Two nights ago, i masturbated and now my vagina is incredibly tight and hard?

See Gyn or ER...: For the described scenario, you need to gyn or er for evaluation with more hx, physicals, needed tests, etc. For the time being, avoid any further chemical and physical stimulation. In the future, learn how to masturbate gently to suit your situation. But, practicing healthy low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession will help any willing person live a long happy life. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex and right after it felt itchy when I peed. My inner vagina lips itch a couple days after and my eyes are red. Partner itches too

I had unprotected sex and right after it felt itchy when I peed. My inner vagina lips itch a couple days after and my eyes are red. Partner itches too

Symptoms: I STRONGLY encourage you to see your provider. We can now screen for many sexually transmitted diseases with a urine sample only. These are highly accurate. You could also potentially have a urinary tract infection which if left untreated could progress to a serious illness. ...Read more

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Hi I am 16 weeks pregnant after intercourse recently i began bleeding and my Bartholin's gland was swollen and blocked. Now I have clear sores around my clitoris and a swollen labia?

Hi I am 16 weeks pregnant after intercourse recently i began bleeding and my Bartholin's gland was swollen and blocked. Now I have clear sores around my clitoris and a swollen labia?

You : You need to see your OB for evaluation and treatment. Any bleeding during pregnancy warrants an investigation. If your gland is blocked and infected you will need a course of antibiotics. On the other hand, the clear sores are worrisome. This could be a herpes outbreak. Regardless, you should see your doctor right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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After sex i had an extremely itchy clitoris mainly after showering. Vagina is swollen at the opening and it's sore. I took Monistat but it didn't work?

After sex i had an extremely itchy clitoris mainly after showering. Vagina is swollen at the opening and it's sore. I took Monistat but it didn't work?

Vaginitis: Without being able to examine you there is no way to tell what this is. Go see a doctor and be assessed appropriately. ...Read more

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I have an extremely thin bloodly liquid that pours out of my vagina during and after sex. Sex is very painful during and after sex. How can I stop it?

I have an extremely thin bloodly liquid that pours out of my vagina during and after sex. Sex is very painful during and after sex. How can I stop it?

See a gyn!: Bleeding and pain during sex can mean an inflammation or injury to your vagina. This can be caused by an infection of your vagina or cervix (which makes the surface very fragile), very rough sex, occasionally because of the anatomy (partner is quite large and you are quite small), or not enough foreplay before sex. This is not normal and you need to see a doc for treatment so you can enjoy sex! ...Read more

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After sex with my bf my vagina became very dry and a little itchy and sore we have no other sex partners.This happens occasionly after sex sumtimes?

After sex with my bf my vagina became very dry and a little itchy and sore we have no other sex partners.This happens occasionly  after sex sumtimes?

Several possibilitie: In today's world, so many women are hypothalamic. Typically thin, triplea personality, with history of excessive aerobic exercise or very low weight etc. These women have much lower estrogen and end up with vaginal dryness much like menopause (atrophy). We see many such pts and ocp's makes it worse. Need vaginal estrogen high dose. Otherwise need rule out infections like bv, trichomonas etc. ...Read more

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After having sex the opening of my vagina and lips feel irritated and sore. It's been about 5 hours since I had intercourse. Could it be lack of lube?

After having sex the opening of my vagina and lips feel irritated and sore. It's been about 5 hours since I had intercourse. Could it be lack of lube?

Likely: If you were not ready for sex, it could result in trauma to the tissue. Using lube would help. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I had sex last night and afterwards when I got up to use the bathroom I saw that my vulva was extremely swollen. Very abnormal looking and sore. I'm w?

I had sex last night and afterwards when I got up to use the bathroom I saw that my vulva was extremely swollen. Very abnormal looking and sore. I'm w?

Ice and rest: cool it down with some ice and avoid sex for now. See if it gets better, if it improves, you may not need antibiotics. If it worsens, looks redder or you have fever, see your gyn for further management ...Read more

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Need to know why im having vaginal dryness? I had sex 7 times in one night , I am in my teens . And after a few times i noticed i was going dry. Was very aroused , but was dry. It's been about 3 days and am still dry. No itching , or pain .

Need to know why im having vaginal dryness? I had sex 7 times in one night , I am in my teens . And after a few times i noticed i was going dry. Was very aroused , but was dry. It's been about 3 days and am still dry. No itching , or pain .

That : That can be from irritation to the lining of the vagina, called the mucous membranes. You can use an over-the-counter product to improve this such as vagisil or a similar product, ask the pharmacist for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Have trouble getting wet, only had two partners one long term one rape. Hurts after sex and stinging sensation when i urinate. Std or poor lubrication?

Have trouble getting wet, only had two partners one long term one rape. Hurts after sex and stinging sensation when i urinate. Std or poor lubrication?

Could be either: Your symptoms could relate to either std or changes in lubrication, and an exam would be needed to know. Please see your doctor for help with this. ...Read more

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I had protected sex and masturbation; after ejaculating and peeing my penis started burning. It still burns 5 days later. What can it be? Treatment?

I had protected sex and masturbation; after ejaculating and peeing my penis started burning. It still burns 5 days later. What can it be? Treatment?

Possible infection: Burning on urination is typically caused by infection although a number of other possibilities may exist. A quick urine test will help determine if an infection is present. In either case, it would best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Im 37 with two children.. My vagina gets extremly wet with colourless smell less water as i start an intercourse. Normally its dry unless i start sex.

Im 37 with two children..
My vagina gets extremly wet with colourless smell less water as i start an intercourse. Normally its dry unless i start sex.

Maybe: I'm confused but what it sounds like your describing is the normal self lubricating process that occurs during sexual arousal. Not quite sure I understand where the problem is? ...Read more

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Had D&C 21days ago had intercourse using condom after sex I feel burning sensation in outer vaginal area while pee n washing bt no redness r swelling?

Had D&C 21days ago had intercourse using condom after sex I feel burning sensation in outer vaginal area while pee n washing bt no redness r swelling?

Infection or bruise?: There may be a vaginal or urinary tract infection or vulvar bruising after intercourse. It will take a MD exam to sort out which one. ...Read more

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I'm 18 weeks pregnant and every time I shower my legs are stinging after i dry off...what could be wrong?

I'm 18 weeks pregnant and every time I shower my legs are stinging after i dry off...what could be wrong?

Where do you live?: Is it cold? Do you use a caustic [ph8-10] skin cleanser? Use Dove in your shower. Within a few minutes after you get out of the shower, rub in a lubricating product. Ceramide creams are often very good. These include Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, generics. ...Read more

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I'm 18,I had a intercourse(unprotected)it's been 6days after it and a day after intercourse I started to feel like frequent urination. Whats the cause?

I'm 18,I had a intercourse(unprotected)it's been 6days after it and a day after intercourse I started to feel like frequent urination. Whats the cause?

Rule out infection: A likely cause is bladder infection related to the pulsations of intercourse. I am assuming there is no possibility of sexually transmitted infection due to known trust in your partner along with the wearing of a condom. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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