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What causes the labia to swell?

What causes the labia to swell?

Anything...: ...From an allergy to a lubricant or condom component to simple friction. If this is a significant and/or persistent problem, you'll need to see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Intercourse discomfort causes labia minora to swell. Why?

Arousal: 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

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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?

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?

Bartholin cyst: 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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

It is likely: just irritation from the direct friction of intercourse. There is no need to worry unless you develop severe abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can cause the skin around the labia to itch?

What can cause the skin around the labia to itch?

Lots of things: Some common, some rare. An exam will probably lead to a directed therapy. Meanwhile the OTC Hydrocortisone is likely to help. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your labia to swell after getting eaten out?

Is it normal for your labia to swell after getting eaten out?

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 of time. ...Read more

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What cause the labia skin to be darker than the body skin colour?

What cause the labia skin to be darker than the body skin colour?

Pigmentation: Increased pigmentation in the labia is normal in the same way that your lips are more pigmented than your surrounding face. ...Read more

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What could cause a cyst under skin on labia minor?

What could cause a cyst under skin on labia minor?

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

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Vulva (Definition)

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