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What does darker colored labias mean?

What does darker colored labias mean?

Probably nothing: It is not uncommon for inner labia to be darker than outer labia. The skin is thinner for inner labia and one is likely to see more underlying vascular or blood rich tissue. See your doctor if this new or you are not sure. ...Read more

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


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Does having a dark labia minora means lots of sex?

Does having a dark labia minora means lots of sex?

No: The color of the labia is not indicative of sexual activity. ...Read more

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If labia minora is dark purple in color, what does it mean?

If labia minora is dark purple in color, what does it mean?

Means thats the colo: It means that is the color of your labia minora and there is nothing wrong with you. ...Read more

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I have a very tiny two bite mark looking holes in my inner labia. What does this mean?

I have a very tiny two bite mark looking holes in my inner labia. What does this mean?

Could be natural: indentation from repetitive trauma, or lesions from a STD or scrape. If it is painful to touch, it likely will be infection related. If it is painless, then watch to see if it will change in size or appearance. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does a purple labia mean?

What does a purple labia mean?

Congestion/flow: labia are rich in nerve endings and blood vessels- assuming this is not some type of varicose vein- the purple color is from hormonal influence or sexual engorgement ( similar to the color changes in an erect penis) ...Read more

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What could swelling of the labia mean?

What could swelling of the labia mean?

Depends in cause : Is the swelling due to hormones, hernia, varicocoele, infection, trauma, tumor, simple hyperplasia...? As you can see there are many potential causes, treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my labia is turning purple?

Veins: The veins under our skin carry de-oxygenated blood and under skin can look blue or purple. We do have veins in our labia so this could be what you are seeing. Sometimes purple color means that there's a blockage or constriction of some kind, but i don't think that's the case with your labia. If you're worried, see your doctor for an exam. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Does it mean anything if your labia is kind of purple?

BLOOD POOLING: When blood stays too long in one place oxygen level goes down, color changes from bright pink to blue purple. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when my labia is swollen?

Please explain what does it mean when my labia is swollen?

3 Major causes: Labial swelling can be due to an injury(trauma) such as a bicycle fall on a crossbar, an infection such as a Bartholin gland cyst/abscess or a pelvic growth blocking the venous flow from the pelvis. These are not the only causes, but a GYN MD office visit can determine with more specificity. ...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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Is it normal if your labia major to be a shade darker than the rest of your body?

Is it normal if your labia major to be a shade darker than the rest of your body?

Yes.: The hormonal effects on the genital tissues affect their color as well; darker labia majora are normal. ...Read more

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One side of my labia looks completely different from the other. It's darker and stretchy. It also hangs over my clitoris, is this normal?

One side of my labia looks completely different from the other. It's darker and stretchy. It also hangs over my clitoris, is this normal?

Probably: We like to think of our body as being the same on one side and the other. This is not always exactly true. Our bodies are not completely symmetrical. If there is a dramatic difference in your labia you should schedule a visit with an ob/gyn to confirm your findings. There are cases where one side did not form correctly. There are cosmetic options to repair this. ...Read more

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My left inner labia is dark(grayish) I'm vergin! I've never checked it before so I can't tell if it's been always dark or it just got dark.

My left inner labia is dark(grayish) I'm vergin! I've never checked it before so I can't tell if it's been always dark or it just got dark.

Can be normal: you are of an age where you should begin to see an OB/GYN. make an appointment to discuss, but it may have always been that way. let them help you. ...Read more

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I found a dark like frekle spot on one side of my labia. Its painless smooth and im not sure if it has always been there. There is no pain ?

I found a dark like frekle spot on one side of my labia. Its painless smooth and im not sure if it has always been there. There is no pain ?

Schedule a visit: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen labia, what could it mean?

Swollen labia, what could it mean?

If after sex...: If it happens after sex, then too hard, too long, too dry, too rough, vagina too small, penis too big, not enough foreplay, infections, trauma, etc. If the problem does not resolve, you need to get examined by your doctor, don't be shy...Go! in the future, be gentle, use lube if needed (astroglide or pjur), go slow, if it hurts, stop and cuddle and try again later. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my labia minora is swollen?

What does it mean if my labia minora is swollen?

Several reasons: Labia minora can swell from local trauma, not enough lubrication, or sometimes infections like yeast or bacteria, see your gyn for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my labia minora have extra skin?

What does it mean if my labia minora have extra skin?

Many variations...: It doesn't really mean anything. There are many sizes and shapes. its normal variation. If the labia minora are extremely long, to the point that they interfere with intercourse, or prevent wearing a bathing suit, they can be surgically shortened. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a black spot on your inner labia?

What does it mean to have a black spot on your inner labia?

Probably normal: Probably normal but if it changes or grows, have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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I have this dark brown raised spot on labia. What could it be?

Melanoma: Worst case scenario: A dark brown raised spot on a labia could be malignant melanoma. A specialist, starting with a gynecologist ought to be consulted. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my labia area have a slight burning/tingling sensation when receiving oral?

What does it mean if my labia area have a slight burning/tingling sensation when receiving oral?

The way that form...: of stimulation by that person happens to be perceived by your sensory nerves being stimulated is burning/tingling. It may depend whether you're talking about direct clitoral stimulation causing that feeling vs. a more generalized stimulation throughout the vaginal area not necessarily just by the clitoras. If the sensation is unpleasant you may wish to speak to your partner & figure it out. ...Read more

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I have like stand of bump , one little bump on the right side, labia minora dark in color. Please help me.

I have like stand of bump , one little bump on the right side, labia minora dark in color.
Please help me.

Have it looked at: Although it is not too likely to be anything of real concern, it is impossible to properly evaluate this sort of thing based on such a description. Your physician needs to look at it. ...Read more

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The blood flo in my labia got restricted for a like 24 hours and now its darker in color is and it's a little swollen, painful it's been a whole day?

The blood flo in my labia got restricted for a like 24 hours and now its darker in color is and it's a little swollen, painful it's been a whole day?

Hematoma: This is what I like to call a mild "hematomato" (hematoma). Blood has been trapped in the labial compartment making it appear darker, and the swelling & pain may go down with treatment after you see a GYN MD to make sure that it isn't infected. This can occur with severely restrictive clothing or a bicycle crossbar injury. ...Read more

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Have an extra flap of skin on both side my labia, that is a darker pink, it hasn't grown while i've had it. It has feels like little lumps inside it?

Have an extra flap of skin on both side my labia, that is  a darker pink, it hasn't grown while i've had it. It has feels like little lumps inside it?

Anatomy: Please see a qualified md to determine if everything is normal. Female anatomy can have a great degree of normal variation. ...Read more

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My labia lips turned black and are swollen what does this mean?

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My labia lips turned black and are swollen what does this mean?

Labia: That is an indication to contact your obgyn for checkup. ...Read more

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Today after sex i had a swollen right labia what that does mean?

Today after sex i had a swollen right labia what that does mean?

Maybe nothing: It could be swelling from intercourse due to increase circulation, or it could be trauma. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 2 small painless hard bumps on labia majora?

What does it mean to have 2 small painless hard bumps on labia majora?

Fox Fordyce's spots: is a chronic pruritic papular eruption localized in the apocrine gland area. Histological tests are seldom necessary for clinicians and oral contraceptive pill is the major treatment. Surgical excisions are pure cosmetic in nature. Ask your PCP for more information. ...Read more