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Doctor insights on: Why Does Your Vagina Swell During Pregnancy

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How early does your vagina swell in pregnancy?

How early does your vagina swell in pregnancy?

No it does not: Pregnancy does not cause vagina to swell.But there are changes in vagina at time of delivery, like starching of vaginal opening but increased circulation in vagina early in the pregnancy changes the color from normal light pink to purple hue which is called chadwick sign. ...Read more

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Does vagina change during pregnancy?

Does vagina change during pregnancy?

Yes: The vagina can swell with more blood supply. Some women will develop varicose veins in their labia as well. Also there tends to be more discharge due to increased hormones. ...Read more

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Can i wash my vagina during pregnancy?

You don't need to : Internally wash out your vagina. You can clean the outside of your genitalia. ...Read more

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Does vagina becomes wet during pregnancy?

Yes it can: Vaginal moisture and "wetness" is often attributed to fluid movement across the walls of the vagina which become vascularly engorged especially when stimulated or excited. However general pelvic vascular congestion occurs during pregnancy and can result in enlargement of vuvlvar structures, varicosities, and increased moisture. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy cause the vagina to swell?

Does pregnancy cause the vagina to swell?

No it dies not: Pregnancy does not cause vagina to swell.But there are changes in vagina at time of delivery, like starching of vaginal opening but increased circulation in vagina early in the pregnancy changes the color from normal light pink to purple hue which is called chadwick sign. ...Read more

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Dose the vagina get looser during pregnancy.

Dose the vagina get looser during pregnancy.

Possible: multiple pregnancies, age, weight, obesity are also factors. I suggest that all woman of child bearing use do daily Kegel maneuvers to tighten the PC muscles and vaginal floor. ...Read more

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Can I use vagina cotren tablet during pregnancy?

Can I use vagina cotren tablet during pregnancy?

Check with your MD: Cotren (cotrimazole ) used in vaginal fungal infections , although safe not fully tested in pregnant woman for safety , especially first trimester , no ill effects in animal studies , must check with your OB doctor before using ...Read more

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Is your vagina supposed to hurt during pregnancy?

It may be: Uncomfortable at times -especially in more advanced pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does the inside of your vagina swell in pregnancy?

Does the inside of your vagina swell in pregnancy?

Yes : You can see this especially as you get further along in the third trimester ...Read more

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Do the walls of your vagina swell in early pregnancy?

Do the walls of your vagina swell in early pregnancy?

Not normally.: Classic pregnancy sxs usually don’t begin until period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. May be ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Why a pregnant womens vagina gets painful during 8months of pregnancy?

See your dr: Many possible reasons from infection (stds or other)' but many people suffer. See your dr o ind pacific reason. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the vagina to have a strong odor during pregnancy? Why?

Is it normal for the vagina to have a strong odor during pregnancy? Why?

NO but possible: Due to change in vaginal flora can occur , take nice baths , maintain good hygiene , speak to your OB doctor for a visit and you will be fine. ...Read more

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What are bumps on vagina during pregnancy?

What are bumps on vagina during pregnancy?

Seeing is believing: This is a 'must see event'. Head to your OB md for a 'showing'. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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