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Swollen Labia Minora With Some Bleeding Causes
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
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
What could cause yellow discharge that smells with itching, burning, and red & swollen labia minora?
I woke up with a swollen labia minora and it hurts. Five times the size it should be. Whats wrong with it? No new soaps no sex in a week.
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 after rough sex, happened straight after and here the next morning although not as bad.. How can I make them back to normal?
Swollen labia minora and clitoris region. Was itching; soothed with ointment. Semi-tender but not enough to qualify as pain. Period started today.
Ointment?: I suggest that you see a GYN and avoid any ointment to the area, unless prescribed by your doctor. Is it possible that this irritation is related to sexual activity. ...Read more
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
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
I keep getting bumps under the skin swollen, painfull to the touch on my labia minora. They will bleed after a while, STD test negative. What is this?
Many possibilities: This is not normal, and further evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
Infection: Considering the symptoms you describe, you could have a yeast infection or bacterial vaginitis, both of which are not sexually transmitted infections. And, these are quite common. The only way to know for sure is to have it examined by a physician, as it would need to be treated with an anti fungal or antibiotic. Make an appointment with your primary doctor or gynecologist ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more
I always feel pain at d left side of my inner thighs after sex and sometimes swollen labia, what could be the cause?
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
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
I'm not sexually active and am on my 3rd day of my period. And my labia minora is all swollen and very painful. What could it be caused by?
Let me explain:
The causes are variable depending on the specific presentation. Localized swelling could be due to cysts, abscesses, or hernia. Generalized swelling is more likely due to infectious, edematous, or allergic causes.
If the cause is an allergic reaction or chemical irritation, then it's best to avoid that substance. Treatment for infectious conditions is a specific antimicrobial agent ...Read more
Swollen labia and perineum after two most recent times of intercourse. No condoms or lubricants used. No history of STD in either partner. Causes?
I have ripped or have stretched out my labia minora and I wanted to know how long it'll be until it heals and stops bleeding?
Vaginal tear: If this is on the inside it should heal on its own, but the bleeding should resolve within a day. If the cut or tear extends onto the skin area i would get this checked. ...Read more
Accidentally cut my labia minora shaving. Managed to stop bleeding but now in alot of internal pain & it won't heal. Weeping & white for 3 days?
Seek evaluation: I would call your gynecologist or family doctor for an evaluation as it sounds like you have an infection of the labia from the cut. Keep the area clean with a sitz bath for now and you can irrigate the outside with some hydrogen peroxide today, but I would call for that appointment yesterday. ...Read more
Had some light vaginal bleeding after having sex. On birth control, no sti's, no internal pain. Some light discomfort around bottom of labia minora.
A tear?: Maybe the tissue tore a little? Sometimes you'd be able to see this with a mirror. If it happens again, it would be a good idea to have an exam to see if there is something going on with the cervix. ...Read more
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 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
Labia: The color of the labia menorah are typically think but the edges can have brownish discoloration. More concerning is swelling. Is there any irritation? Do they hurt? If so it's worthwhile getting examined. ...Read more
Allergy/trauma?: Determining the cause is an important clue to treatment. In addition, a true allergy to topical creams, lotions, lubricants or even latex may cause itching. Inadequate lubrication with excessive trauma may also cause shear injury with itching. Please also consider the possibility of stds. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more
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