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Doctor insights on: Why Does Your Vulva Swell During Pregnancy

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Does vulva darkening happen during pregnancy? How long does it take to go away?

Does vulva darkening happen during pregnancy? How long does it take to go away?

Grey is the new pink: Yes, that is not unusual. It may lighten up several months after the pregnancy is over, but it's unlikely that it will completely go back to what you consider normal. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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If his penis (with precum) touches my labia majora or the area between that and my vaginal opening during ovulation, what are the chances of pregnancy?

If his penis (with precum) touches my labia majora or the area between that and my vaginal opening during ovulation, what are the chances of pregnancy?

Low but possible: No one can really tell you an exact number. Precum may contain viable sperm and if inserted far enough into the vagina may be able to fertilize an egg if you are ovulating. If you don't want to be pregnant don't do this. ...Read more

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Penis rubbed vulva chance of pregnancy ?

Penis rubbed vulva chance of pregnancy ?

Unlikely: Unless he ejaculated and semen entered the vagina. Very unlikely if referring to yourself at age 49. Should have a pregnancy test now week after an expected & missed menstruation. If the female is young. Also couple should use condom protection in the future. ...Read more

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Ejaculated near vulva, but got up in 1 minutes.Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Ejaculated near vulva, but got up in  1 minutes.Is there any chance of pregnancy?

Keep in mind: Ovulation is of course essential to pregnancy, but sperm in semen travels a long way inside and can live several days. So there may be a day or two difference in ovulation before/during/after intercourse that still results in pregnancy. Bottom line, if you're not intending a baby, use contraception. Also, over the counter 'plan b' is safe for most women after unprotected sex. ...Read more

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I ejaculated on the opening of my girlfriends vulva and she wash it with shower is there as chance of pregnancy?

I ejaculated on the opening of my girlfriends vulva and she wash it with shower is there as chance of pregnancy?

Possible: It's not the most efficient way to assure pregnancy. Chances are she will not get pregnant that way, but no one can say with complete certainty that it cannot happen. ...Read more

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Hi, can touching outer vulva after ejaculation and cleaning properly can cause pregnancy? Even if there was no penetration as it was not hard.

Hi, can touching outer vulva after ejaculation and cleaning properly can cause pregnancy? Even if there was no penetration as it was not hard.

Here are some...: Your described scenario makes the odd to conceive virtually next to zero although no one offers 100% guaranty in real life; in fact, no contraceptives have ever given a perfect guaranty. Hence & still, do HPT in a wk after missing period and repeat it in another wk if the first test is (-) and still in doubt. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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Having a pulse feeling in my vulva could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Having a pulse feeling in my vulva could it be a sign of pregnancy?

Home pregnancy test: No sense in guessing. Urine home pregnancy tests are fairly reliable and can detect a pregnancy soon after expected menses. ...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


Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more