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My perineum is swollen up not painful but never goes down?

My perineum is swollen up not painful but never goes down?

GYN exam: This may be due to inflammation, infection or aggressive sexual intercourse. Please get examined by your GYN. ...Read more

Perineum (Definition)

Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the ...Read more


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My perineum is swollen, and painful to the touch. For 3 days now. It's not the 1st time probably the 3rd time and comes like every 6 months. Help pls. What could it be? How do I treat it from home?

Don't irritate area: The simplest thing you could do is to not irritate the area any further. That means don't scratch the perineum and wear loose fitting undergarments like cotton underwear. This will require a little bit of will power but you will thank yourself later. You could also cut your finger nails just in case to prevent anymore irritation.
If this does not work than you could seek further medical help. ...Read more

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Help! Swollen perineum vein! What should I do?

Help! Swollen perineum vein! What should I do?

See your doctor.: The perineum is the area between the anus and the vagina/penis. Swollen veins are not common in this area and I have not seen this ever in many years of practice although anything is possible. I would be more concerned with a perianal abscess or fistulo in ano or some other infection or inflammatory process. It would be most prudent for you to see either your ob/gyn or a surgeon. ...Read more

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How much time should perineum be super swollen and itchy after birth?

How much time should perineum be super swollen and itchy after birth?

4 to 6 weeks: The post partum period is 4 to 6 weeks. If you think your swollen perineum is unusually itchy and swollen, go see your OB MD who did the OB care and delivery to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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I had a lump in my perineum for about 3 years. And it gets big and then small. But this time u could. Really. See it cause. It s so swollen.

I had a lump in my perineum for about 3 years. And it gets big and then small. But this time u could. Really. See it cause. It s so swollen.

Time to see Dr.: It is probably a common type of cyst, but it sounds like it's now become infected. Go see your gynecologist, family practice doctor, or planned parenthood-type clinic. Don't wait because once infected, they need to be treated. ...Read more

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My perineum is a bit swollen, redder than usual and painful to touch. I've never had any sexual partners or anything like that, what could it be and w?

Possible abscess: It could possibly be an abscess. I would definitely go have a checked out to make sure that it's nothing serious and also to have it treated before it could potentially get worse. ...Read more

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Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Anal Fissure: What you described suggest anal fissure. It would help to keep your stool soft to give the tears time to heal. Use a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. If it does not get better in three months after having consistently soft stools it would be time to see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a slight burn type that's swollen on my perineum what could be the cause? It burns when I pee&slightly hurts when I wipe, I only have 1 partner

I have a slight burn type that's swollen on my perineum what could be the cause? It burns when I pee&slightly hurts when I wipe, I only have 1 partner

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

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Been experiencing Constipation, noticed small bump in rectal area (maybe hemorrhoids) now perineum feels a bit hard and swollen on the rectal side?

Been experiencing Constipation, noticed small bump in rectal area (maybe hemorrhoids) now perineum feels a bit hard and swollen on the rectal side?

Hard bump: There are internal and external hemorrhoids. And you have constipation which may well be a proximal cause for your hemorrhoids. So first, get over constipation by altering diet (no rice, oatmeal, barley, bananas, milk) and Miralax (polyethylene glycol). Basically a bowel prep. Hopefully the bump will largely resolve itself by then. If not your GI doc will thank u for being so considerate. ...Read more

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The left side of my perineum is a bit swollen and itchy. I also have an itchy anus. Could it be thrush?

The left side of my perineum is a bit swollen and itchy. I also have an itchy anus. Could it be thrush?

Yeast infection: Thrush, to be specific, is an oral infection with yeast. If you have a yeast infection (vulvovaginitis) there are several OTC preparations which may be effective. Contact your friendly pharmacist. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with IBS, and Fissure, and now my perineum has become very swollen and sore. What is happening?

Perineum swollen: Hello ~ you are getting an infection down there and need some urgent antibiotics so please go and see your doc asap to get some antibiotics. You do not want this to progress thanks ...Read more

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I had constipation and after I had intense burning like something tore now I have a bulge I can feel under the. Skin of my perineum swollen rectum?

I had constipation and after I had intense burning like something tore now I have a bulge I can feel under the. Skin of my perineum swollen rectum?

Thrombosed hemorrhoi: Sounds like you have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. The best thing to do is soak in a warm bath a few times a day and the pain and swelling will subside in a few days. Make sure you avoid getting constipated by adding fiber to your diet. If the pain is just unbearable, see a colon and rectal surgeon who can excise the hemorrhoid to help speed up the process. Creams and lotions are a waste of money. ...Read more

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Can a speculum from a vaginal exam cause an injury that leads to pain in the perineum area (while wiping) and a swollen lymph node in groin for a week?

Can a speculum from a vaginal exam cause an injury that leads to pain in the perineum area (while wiping) and a swollen lymph node in groin for a week?

Probably not, but...: It's unlikely the speculum exam caused this problem. I wouldn't say it's impossible, but I would want to know the reason for your pelvic exam a week ago and whether that problem is the cause of your symptoms. Either way, contact the doctor's office; they'll want to check this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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My perineum looks kinda swollen and wrinkly looking...I'm wondering if that's related to any kind of STI/STD or if it just irritated skin.?

My perineum looks kinda swollen and wrinkly looking...I'm wondering if that's related to any kind of STI/STD or if it just irritated skin.?

See MD: If you are referring to your genetalia feeling swollen you should see your OB/GYN for a full history and exam. It would be helpful to know your age and medical history, sexual history. If you have a concern, you probably will benefit physically and mentally from a physician visit. Don't worry you'll be okay see your OB/GYN. ...Read more