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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Does the inside of the vagina swell during pregnancy?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Does the inside of the vagina swell during pregnancy?

Increase blood flow: Yes increase blood flow in pelvic structures. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Karen Jones
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Re: pregnancy - does your vagina swell or become tighter if you are pregnant?

Dr. Karen Jones
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Late pregnancy: In late pregnancy the vagina swells due to increase in blood flow. The vagina has to change to allow a baby's head to fit through. This change can make the vagina feel swollen or tight or irritated. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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How early does your vagina swell in pregnancy?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Is your vagina supposed to hurt during pregnancy?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Can I use vagina cotren tablet during pregnancy?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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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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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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Does vagina becomes wet during pregnancy?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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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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Dr. Garrett Garner
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
4 years in practice
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Does vagina change during pregnancy?

Dr. Garrett Garner
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
4 years in practice
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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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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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During pregnancy is it possible for your vagina to be loose?

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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During pregnancy is it possible for your vagina to be loose?

Yes: Pregnancy hormones, congestion, relaxation of pelvic muscles- do your kegel exercises to prevent long term consequences from these changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Can i wash my vagina during pregnancy?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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You don't need to : Internally wash out your vagina. You can clean the outside of your genitalia. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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Does pregnancy cause the vagina to swell?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped

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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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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