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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
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
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
I've had swollen labia all my life. I'm. A little overweight as well. Could my labia majora be swollen due to me being overweight?
Bartholin gland: It is either a Bartholin gland cyst or infection. See a GYN MD before it becomes painful for analysis and possible drainage. ...Read more
My Girlfriend is experiencing frequent urination, excessive menstrual cramps, vaginal odor with the mons pubis aching and the labia majora and a swollen labia manora.
I would encourage: Her to see her physician for this constellation of symptoms. ...Read more
I had rough sex last night and woke up with one side of my labia majora very swollen and painful to the touch. We're both clean of STDs. What is this?
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
Swollen labia minora after rough sex, happened straight after and here the next morning although not as bad. How can I make them back to normal?
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
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
Be gentle: Be gentle, assess yourself for possible allergic reactions, stds, and use appropriate lubricants. ...Read more
My labia majora has been swollen since dec.8 I have seen the gyn but all she tells me is hot bath&ice I did that but it still hasn't gone away?
See detailed answer: There are only a few things that cause the labia to swell. In general contact dermatitis is the most common (soaps, body sprays -including from your partner etc.); friction (from rubbing, this can occur with sex). Less common causes include crohn's disease, hydradenitis, first herpes infection, repetitive yeast infections, trauma, lipomas, mastocytosis. ...Read more
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
I'm concerned because I have swollen labia after sex. How can I relieve this and what should I do?
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
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
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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