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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
I've bumps that itch like crazy. Once I'm done scratching they go away. They tend to flare up again 5 days later. They grow inside vulva lips?
Exam: Go get a GYN exam and find the answer Unable to DX in this form ...Read more
How to clean/wash vagina? Vulva only, or the lips (majora; minora) should be opened? I'm still a virgin.
4yrs ago I operated a painful bump on the vulva. Since then it appears every summer on both lips, always removed with surgery. What can it be?
Path report: Since you have had surgery on this spot before the best thing to do it is to ask for a copy of the pathology report. The diagnosis will be listed. If there is no pathology report then ask the surgeon what the diagnosis was. This is the most accurate way to determine the cause. ...Read more
Description : The vulva collectively is the female genital organs and the vaginal "lips" are composed of the inner labia minora ; the other labia majora. The photo above shows the anatomical components. ...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
If penis rubbed or pushed over dry vulva or inner vulva lips, does it can cause break/cut on the outside vulva/lip? No intercours happn. Vulva was dry
If you have a cut: Anything that would rub or irritate the cut can make it worse or slow the healing. ...Read more
Not normal: You would have to be examined in person to give any sort of answer about what might be going on. ...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
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