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Vulva (Definition)

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


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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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Enlarged labia. Any help for this?

Yes , labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is a method to reduce and eliminate excess or redundant labia tissue that one may find objectionable. This is performed by plastic surgeons or gynecologists. ...Read more

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What do men think of enlarged labia?

What do men think of enlarged labia?

Varies: There is a branch of cosmetic plastic surgery dealing with labia that are enlarged. This is probably an issue in the mind of women discovering this and wanting what to their minds is a more pleasing cosmetic appearance. Men largely have no issue with this either way; there is a sub set of men who actually prefer that appearance and would be disappointed if altered. ...Read more

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I have an 'enlarged labia' and was wondering whether it would interfere with sex?

I have an 'enlarged labia' and was wondering whether it would interfere with sex?

Should not: Some women are embarrassed about extra large labia minor (inner lips), these can certainly be surgically reduced with a very simple operation. However, they do not interfere with sex. ...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 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 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 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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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