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Treatment swollen labia?

Treatment swollen labia?

Why?: The issue is what is causing the labial edema. Until you know this it defies logic to recommend treatment. You should consult with a gynecologist and find out what is going on, and if you already know, discuss it with them. Good luck.

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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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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.

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Swollen labia, what could it mean?

Swollen labia, what could it mean?

If after sex...: If it happens after sex, then too hard, too long, too dry, too rough, vagina too small, penis too big, not enough foreplay, infections, trauma, etc. If the problem does not resolve, you need to get examined by your doctor, don't be shy...Go! In the future, be gentle, use lube if needed (astroglide or pjur), go slow, if it hurts, stop and cuddle and try again later.

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What are causes of a swollen labia minora?

What are causes of a swollen labia minora?

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!

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Itchy bump and a swollen labia?

Itchy bump and a swollen labia?

Minora or majora?: Is this on the minora or majora? On the minora era are a variety of mucous glands that may become obstructed or occluded causi g a small pimple like bump. On the majora, sebaceous glands or hair follicles may also be responsible due to ingrown hairs or cysts. If this does not resolve discuss with your physician for a review of other more obscure causes.

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Severly swollen labia (vulva), what to do?

Severly swollen labia (vulva), what to do?

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.

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How can I prevent a swollen labia after foreplay?

How can I prevent a swollen labia after foreplay?

Determine cause: First determine cause. If due to excessive force or friction or prolonged play, then be more gentle, use lubricants or decrease the amount of time. However it may be due to latex or other sensitivity to products used. Applying ice afterwards may help. Discuss with your gynecologist.

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Is it normal to have swollen labia after giving birth?

Is it normal to have swollen labia after giving birth?

Large Labia: Enlarged labia after pregnancy is extremely commonand to be expected particularly after prolonged labor but this may be aggravated by increased venous pressure and associated with hemorrhoids. Ice & gentle compression, and witch hazel as recommended by dr. Herold are useful.

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Severly swollen labia to the size of a walnut, what to do?

Severly swollen labia to the size of a walnut, what to do?

Get checked: Usually caused by infection, or in some cases, injury to the area. If extremely tender, red, or warm, this may need to be lanced and drained and treated with antibiotics. Your nearest er can treat you for this. If you have a gyn, call their service first.

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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.

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I have a very painful and swollen labia majora. What could this be?

I have a very painful and swollen labia majora. What could this be?

Bartholin gland: It is either a Bartholin gland cyst or infection. See a GYN MD before it becomes painful for analysis and possible drainage.

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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.

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How can I treat a swollen labia?

How can I treat a swollen labia?

Hot sitz bath: If the swelling is due to bruising after intercourse, cycling, or other physical activity sitting in a warm bathtub will decrease the pain and swelling. If the swelling is one sided (labia) then it may be a swollen bartholin gland cyst/infection. If the sitz bath doesn't relieve the swelling see your md, .

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What can be done for swollen labia?

What can be done for swollen labia?

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.

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I am experiencing a painful swollen labia?

I am experiencing a painful swollen labia?

Many potential. ..: More details are necessary but the most common causes are trauma from sex/birth but other possibilities such as infection, allergy, bleeding, hernia, varicocoele and more.

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I have a hard swollen labia. What should I do?

I have a hard swollen labia. What should I do?

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.

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Vulva (Definition)

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