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Dr. Douglas Lawson
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What does it mean if your vaginal lips get darker ?

What does it mean if your vaginal lips get darker ?

Change in coloration: This is common with pregnancy, but may occur with age as well. As long as its both sides and somewhat uniform, its probably fine. However, you can get moles on the labia, so if its a spot that is darkening have your GYN look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Elizabeth Hutson
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What does it mean when you have dead skin on your vaginal lips ?

See your doctor: I'm not clear what "dead skin" is referring to but not normal. Would see your doctor for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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Dr. Traci Buxton
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Do sores inside the vaginal lips automatically mean hsv?

Do sores inside the vaginal lips automatically mean hsv?

No: There are several types of infections that can cause vaginal sores as well as just irritation from excess moisture or wearing chafing clothing. You should have an examination to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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What could swollen itchy vaginal lips mean? No discharge nor odor.

What could swollen itchy vaginal lips mean? No discharge nor odor.

Inflammation: Swelling of the vaginal lips is usually caused by some inflammatory reaction. Possibly from rough sex, or a new cream that may have gotten close to the lips causing the swelling (for example a cream used to shave the area, etc). If it continues, see the GYN for an evaluation of the area. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heather pearson Chauhan
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What does it mean when your vaginal lips hurt during pregnancy?

What does it mean when your vaginal lips hurt during pregnancy?

Many Things: This can mean any number of things. Sometimes pH changes can cause this and other times it is related to labial swelling. Ask your provider the next time you have an appointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Hirsch
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I have mild itching above my clitorus with no discharge or odor and the slightest burning on the vaginal lips when urinating. What does this mean?

I have mild itching above my clitorus with no discharge or odor and the slightest burning on the vaginal lips when urinating. What does this mean?

Irritation: This sounds like irritation, not necessarily infection. Use lubricant for intercourse if you're sexually active. See doctor for worsening and/or discharge. ...Read more

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Dr. Tod Aeby
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I have pain (like someone punched me) on one of my outer vaginal lips and smelly discharge, what could this be?

I have pain (like someone punched me) on one of my outer vaginal lips and smelly discharge, what could this be?

An infection: Assuming you haven't had any recent injury (including rough sex), what you are describing could be an infection of the glands in the lips of the vagina. Especially if it is swollen. Other infections also could cause these symptoms but it's pretty important that you see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Roaney
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Hi just before my @ had red flat round sores around vaginal lips, no untypical discharge, burning pain when urinated. All gone after period.Whas that?

Burning urinary pain: Withut an exam and laboratory confirmation one can suspect that there was a transient urinary infection. A vaginal specimen obtained during an exam would help with identifying the cause. A urinalysis with culture would confirm a urinary infection.. It any symptoms continue or return, a visit to your friendly primary visition would be a good choice. In the meantime drink an increased amt of fluid. ...Read more

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