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What Causes The Labia To Swell
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
With sexual arousal, you get engorgement of the labia, clitoris, vagina, and uterus. The increased blood flow helps supply the needed nutrients for the sperm as they swim to their goal.
This swelling may cause your labia to be more painful.
Try different positions to see if you can be more comfortable. ...Read more
I have a little ball on my Labia Minora and it doesn't irritate me at all, but after intercourse it swells and causes a lot of discomfort?
Some women have accumulation of fluid in ducts that normally secrete fluids that aid during intercourse. It can swell and some times get infected. I would recommend you see your GYN for further evaluation.
In the interval time, pelvic hygiene is crucial and daily showering is recommended. ...Read more
What could cause vein to swell on labia minora? It is dark blue/purple, I am being treated for uti. I am not pregnant. Area is slightly swollen.
Here are some...: What you saw is what you have lived; so, the dilated vein on labia minora could be just what you are born with but manifested at this time of life and not related with UTI and over time, it may worsen. To help know what may happen to life, perusing the listed articles in http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html and in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant, and after sexual intercourse, my vagina labia swelled. What's the cause of the swelling? Do I need to be worried?
Not significantly: There can be some mild swelling during and for a short time after intercourse due to engorgement from sexual arousal, but you shouldn't stay swollen for any period. ...Read more
See physician immedi: See physician immediately to assure no vascular problem. ...Read more
Pigmentation: Increased pigmentation in the labia is normal in the same way that your lips are more pigmented than your surrounding face. ...Read more
Would an abortion 20 years ago, cause my labia to be pinched or smaller than the other, (it's causing me much pain, what can I do to ease it?
I doubt : This would be caused by the procedure years ago. See your doctor fur a full eval ...Read more
What causes a labium to "overgrow"? Mine personally was never large as a younger child (obviously) but grew very large and long during puberty.
Tissue receptors: The overgrowth of the labia minora is a selective growth response to your hormones of puberty. When they protrude to a significant length(elephant ears), or one side exceeds the other in length, surgical reduction can be preformed by someone with experience in the procedure. If this is producing pain or dictating your clothing choices, set up a visit. ...Read more
If a person hv opened the labia 2 check hymen a couple of times just look at it nd didn't touch it at all, would tht hv caused it to tear, break, stretch
Not with usual exam: First, during each annual check-up, the pediatrician may pull on the labia majora briefly to look at the vagina to make sure a girl is developing normally. That stretching does not cause any tears. Things don't break that easily. Secondly, it makes no difference if it tears a bit, because in a normal healthy woman, the detailed features of her hymen are irrelevant (appearance does not matter). ...Read more
Occluded gland: Most commonly this is due to an occluded gland but may be a traumatic inclusion cyst from sex, birth trauma or surgery. It may also be a small cyst or tumor that may require diagnostic biopsy or therapeutic incision and drainage or excision. Discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Clean and moist: Keepimg the wound clean at least twice a day and after urination/defecation with a mild soap such as cetaphil and application of a thin layer of petrolatum based ointment with avoidance of tension or traction are likely to accomplish the fastes healing. The petrolatum will protect it from the air (like chapped lips) and also diminish pain. Products such as dermaplast are commonly recommended as well. ...Read more
Labia minora: Swelling on one or both sides of the labia minora can arise from sexual activity with poor lubrication, or from infection, bacterial or viral . See your gyn provider for an exam. ...Read more
Stop using latex...: Latex allergy is very common. Avoidance is the only sure way to avoid the symptoms associated with latex allergy. ...Read more
Why does my girlfriend labia swell after sex only on the outside? Could it be friction or something else?
It's part of the: Effect of sexual stimulation, increase of blood flow to her genitalia. Have fun! ...Read more
My outer labias are swollen & itchy, have not been sexually active in over 8 months, what could be the cause?
Each time after sex my labia minora swells I was wondering what could be causing this & what should I do for it to stop?
Every time I get hot or sweat i sometimes get little white bumps on the inside of my labia but they go away what could it be or cause it?
The glands may: Your sweat glands may get clogged causing this to happen. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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