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I have a cyst like thing on the side of my vulva lips/ what should I do?

I have a cyst like thing on the side of my vulva lips/ what should I do?

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's 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

Vulva (Definition)

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


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Is the vulva supposed to be moist all the time? I see what looks like wetness there but my lips always stick together and t-paper always sticks.

Is the vulva supposed to be moist all the time? I see what looks like wetness there but my lips always stick together and t-paper always sticks.

Mucous moisture: The vagina provides a mucous moisture physiologically. (normal). It provides protection for the vagina and vulva, as well as lubrication for sexual activity. If you are still concerned see a GYN MD who can examine you for infections or other abnormalities. ...Read more

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During a vaginal swabbing, is it typical for the q-tip to be circulated on each side of the vulva (within the lips)?

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

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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?

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

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How to clean/wash vagina? Vulva only, or the lips (majora; minora) should be opened? I'm still a virgin.

How to clean/wash vagina? Vulva only, or the lips (majora; minora) should be opened? I'm still a virgin.

Water!!: No special cleaning of the inside of the vagina is ever needed. It cleans itself naturally!
Rinsing with water and occasionally using a mild soap to clean the outside parts is all you ever need to do. ...Read more

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What's the difference between vulva and vagina lips?

What's the difference between vulva and vagina lips?

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

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I was curious as to why my vulva and vagina lips were very purple?

I was curious as to why my vulva and vagina lips were very purple?

Not normal: You would have to be examined in person to give any sort of answer about what might be going on. ...Read more

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I have 2 red lines on both sides of my inner vulva lips near my clit- at first I felt small itchy bumps, so I itched them and then they bled. What?

I have 2 red lines on both sides of my inner vulva lips near my clit- at first I felt small itchy bumps, so I itched them and then they bled. What?

Needs to be checked: You started with small itchy bumps and you scratched it and now you have red lines. It may be due to infection. I will advice to get it checked by your Gynecologist ...Read more

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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?

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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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?

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 more

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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 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

Skin to Skin: Dry, irritated skin is not an infectious disease and it is not likely that in the scenario that your describe that a penis touching irritated skin caused breakouts or any other lesions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant if my boyfriend touched my vulva, vagina lips. With pre cum? Nothing internal happened, it was no penetration and no semen.

Is it possible to get pregnant if my boyfriend touched my vulva, vagina lips. With pre cum? Nothing internal happened, it was no penetration and no semen.

No: If there truly was no penetration and no deposition of semen in your vagina, you can't get pregnant. However, don't be misled regarding "pre cum". It can contain live sperm. ...Read more

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I have an ulcer at the tip of my vulva and yellowish discharge between my vagina lips is it herpes?

I have an ulcer at the tip of my vulva and yellowish discharge between my vagina lips is it herpes?

Herpes?: Herpes is a painful ulcer, and can cause a discharge. Herpes generally occurs in the form of an ulcerated area, and frequently multiple ulcers. See your gyn provider to make certain what this is. ...Read more

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Inside vaginal lips are very swollen and tender, vulva is extremely itchy also, I have had this for a few days and no creams have worked?

Inside vaginal lips are very swollen and tender, vulva is extremely itchy also, I have had this for a few days and no creams have worked?

Allergy vs Infection: Your symptoms could be do to a vaginal infection, like Candida or an allergic/irritant reaction to something topical, like latex condoms, creams, gels or nonoxynl-9. See your clinician for an examination and possible tests to confirm your diagnosis, and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

I am taking sotret 20mg b.d for the last 10days (for acne).I have notiched chapped lips & also vulva area itches sometimes, burning during urination.

SOTRET (ISOTRETINOIN: CHECK WITH DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE SOTRET IN THE FIRST PLACE.
YOU HAVE REDUCE THE DOSAGE TO ONCE DAILY.
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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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 that's what its called.

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 that's 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

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Two days ago I shaved my mons pubis, vulva, inner and outer lips, and my perineum area. I wanted to be completely hairless down there before I got intimate that night. I used water and a cheap razor (careless move). Now I have red bumps (some have puss on

Two days ago I shaved my mons pubis, vulva, inner and outer lips, and my perineum area. I wanted to be completely hairless down there before I got intimate that night. I used water and a cheap razor (careless move). Now I have red bumps (some have puss on

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. F/U with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen, oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Used monistat. I have one tiny whitehead on vagina lip (or vulva?) Not painful/itchy. Could it be herpes? It's been a couple days. Paranoid/worried.

Used monistat. I have one tiny whitehead on vagina lip (or vulva?) Not painful/itchy. Could it be herpes? It's been a couple days. Paranoid/worried.

Probably not: It's probably not herpes simplex virus of not painful at all since it appeared. Get tested for all STDs including gonorrhea and chlamydia, herpes, etc. Stay calm and get tested and see your OB/GYN for your first Pap smear. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the lips or labia majora?

What are the lips or labia majora?

Labia: The inner lips of the vagina are called labia minora. The outer, larger lips of the vagina are called labia majora. ...Read more

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I have boil like sores on both of labia majora lips which are initially painless but painful later on. Tel possible cause n treatment?

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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Hello. I have noticed a lump on my left side of my labia majora/lip the size of a marble and I can move it around that area. It hurts when touched?

Hello. I have noticed a lump on my left side of my labia majora/lip the size of a marble and I can move it around that area. It hurts when touched?

Lump in left labium: The most common cause of such a lump is retention of secretion in a gland called Bartholin's gland. This gland participates in lubrication of the vagina There is one in each lip. When the neck of the gland is blocked the secretion causes it to swell up and form a cyst. It is usually painless. If it gets infected it becomes a painful abcess which will then need to be drained. Try taking sitz baths. ...Read more

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Can I become pregnant if semen touched my labia majora (outer lip)? Not inside vagina

Can I become pregnant if semen touched my labia majora (outer lip)? Not inside vagina

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 more

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Why do I have itchy flaking skin on upper and lower eyelids on my lips my feet and my labia majora?

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

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Red raised painful lump on vulva. They come and go. Drain whitish thick fluid when come to a head. What are they?

Red raised painful lump on vulva. They come and go. Drain whitish thick fluid when come to a head. What are they?

Vulvar lumps: This sounds like blocked glands. The best thing to do is warm soaks or apply moist heat for 10 minute 2-4 times daily. Scrubbing with antibacterial soap twice weekly may help. If none of this works, seeing a dermatologist or gynecologist for more advanced advice would be advised. ...Read more