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Why does my vagina swell up and itch sometimes?

Why does my vagina swell up and itch sometimes?

Many possibilities: The most likely reason would be a yeast infection. However, it could also be an allergic reaction from exposure to soap, doedorant (found in some tampons/pads), laundry detergents, spermicides, etc. Other possibilities would include std's such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, or hpv. Finally, there are dermatologic conditions like lichen sclerosus et atrophicus, padgets disease, and others. ...Read more

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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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Why does my vagina swell up and hurts after sex? I'm 27 weeks pregnant

Why does my vagina swell up and hurts after sex? I'm 27 weeks pregnant

Often normal.: See your doctor to make sure there is no infection. It is often a normal finding, similar to swelling of feet during pregnancy. That area becomes very sensitive, which leads to painful sex, pelvic exams, etc. ...Read more

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Why does my vagina swell up?

Why does my vagina swell up?

Infection: This could be related to infection, trauma, or perhapse "prolapse" or relaxation of the pelvic floor. This can easily be determined with an exam - go get checked out! ...Read more

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Even if I have gentle sex the lower portion of my vagina right at opening hurts and tends to swell, what can I do to stop it.

Even if I have gentle sex the lower portion of my vagina right at opening hurts and tends to swell, what can I do to stop it.

Get Occupational: Therapy at a continence and wellness clinic. They deal with women who have painful sex and can be of a real service. ...Read more

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Why after my boyfriend eats me out my vagina swell up?

Why after my boyfriend eats me out my vagina swell up?

Increased blood flow: Usually nothing to worry about, just increased blood flow to the area.... ...Read more

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What causes a vagina to swell during sex?

What causes a vagina to swell during sex?

Vaginal swelling: Possible reasons for swelling of the vagina / labia include allergic reaction/irritation due to latex condoms, lubricants, vaginal contraceptives, spermicides, semen; contact dermatitis, infection ; aggressive sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the inside of the vagina swells up, get irrated and red?

Infection: You may have an infection. The most common is yeast and can be treated over the counter with a cream. If that does not work, see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does your vagina walls swell when you are pregnant?

Does your vagina walls swell when you are pregnant?

Yes: Yes, due to the increased blood flow to your pelvic organs, there can be some engorgement of the vaginal walls. ...Read more

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