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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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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 to do if I have quite an enlarged labia and I am very self conscious about it, what to do?

What to do if I have quite an enlarged labia and I am very self conscious about it, what to do?

Majora or minora?: The labia minora or majora can be cosmetically reduced using a variety of techniques. The first step is to discuss if there may be a medical condition causing the enlargement by seeing your gynecologist or family practitioner. If all checks out and you simply do not like the cosmetic appearance or find the size to be undesirable, see a plastic surgeon for your options. See labaiplastydoc.Com. ...Read more

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What causes a labia to "overgrow"? Mine personally was never large as a younger child (obviously) but grew very large and long during puberty.

What causes a labia 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

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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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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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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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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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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