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Vulva Lips Shrinking
See your gyn: Masses or lumps on the labia can be caused by many things: infected sweat glands, infected hair follicles, blocked oil glands, blocked bartholin glands. If you are having pain, you need to be checked out by your doctor. Most of these problems can be taken care of without much difficulty, but you should be seen to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more
During a vaginal swabbing, is it typical for the q-tip to be circulated on each side of the vulva (within the lips)?
Possible: There is no definitive method for swabbing, and depending on what one is attempting to test for, may call for a more in depth specimen, thus the need for more "swabbing." For example, there may be more discharge or vaginal secretions, and the provider may want to get a better yield by swabbing more areas, etc. As far as a PAP smear, the specimen is obtained from the cervix often in 360 degrees. ...Read more
I'm 18 & gave birth 4 months ago. The other night i noticed my vagina lips (the inner ones...Vulva?) are bigger, like they're swollen. Why?
Birth changes things: If you don't have any pain, itching, lesions or sores, and no abnormal discharge or worry if stds, then it's likely that your body has simply changed after childbirth. If you had a vaginal birth, your labia stretched to accommodate a baby and so they won't always look the same afterwards. ...Read more
Can masturbation change how vulva looks? make lips and clit bigger and darker? i noticed that since i started. also can a doctor tell if i masturbate?
Here are some ...: Non-traumatic masturbation would change the size and color of external genital organs / structure. Instead, the process of maturation darkens its color due to heightened estrogen effect and enlarges its appearance which naturally stops after marking into adulthood. However, pregnancy will further darken its color and childbirth may slightly alter it appearance. More? Seek pro-counseling timely ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have vaginal itching, no burning, normal discharge, I have a rash, what is wrong with me? The rash is on the right lip of my vagina and the vulva i think thats what its called.
Rashes : Rashes in the vaginal area can be caused by several different conditions. If it is a new rash, associated with itching, or if you have any pain, vomiting, or fever, then please ask your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Small flesh colored bumps around the corner of my lip with a little bubble, muscle weakness, white and orange tounge, vulva itching, face breaking out?
Many things: 1) bumps: herpes simplex or cold sores. 2) itchy privates: fungal infection. 3) face: hormonal changes ; acne 4) muscle weakness: need blood test for thyroid and CPK 5)tongue: are you smoking? ...Read more
Absolutely: The devil is in the details! semen outside the vagina can cause pregnancy when the sperm travels inside. Introduction by a finger, penis, instrument (vibrator, etc) into the vagina with semen present can lead to pregnancy. It may be more difficult and low odds but it can happen. Practice safe sex and responsible sex. Those who play with fire usually get burned! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have itchy flaking skin on upper and lower eyelids on my lips my feet and my labia majora ?
Allergy or dryness: It depends on your age. If you are post-menopause then it can be dryness that can make your skin flaky and itchy. Good hydration, lubrication with vaseline a&d and omega3 may help. If you are younger and not post menopause it could be 2/2 allergy that you have flaky and itchy skin. Allergy pills , omega 3 and lubrication will help. Please consult your doctor for treatmment and eval. ...Read more
I have boil like sores on both of labia majora lips which are initially painless but painful later on.Tel possible cause n treatment?
Possible Herpes: You need to see your primary care physician or gynecologist while the outbreak is active. There are definitely other possibilities, but herpes is a prime differential diagnosis. Especially, if you have multiple sexual partners, or in a relationship with someone who has other sexual partners. Be careful, do not have sex until you have a diagnosis, if herpes, it is readily transmissible to others. ...Read more
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