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Doctor insights on: Vulva Lips Shrinking

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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 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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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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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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Whats the difference between vulva and vagina lips?

Whats 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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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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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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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'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