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Why could my outer labia be red? i have not itched it and i use Johnson baby wash to clean that area, which was recommended by my gyno?

Why could my outer labia be red? i have not itched it and i use Johnson baby wash to clean that area, which was recommended by my gyno?

See a doctor: Rashes are very different and require a in person evaluation to accurately diagnose and treat. Many things could be causing a redness of the labia. Please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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


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I have little white fleshed bumps going down a line on the inside of my labia majora near my minora. What is it? No pain, redness or anything.

I have little white fleshed bumps going down a line on the inside of my labia majora near my minora. What is it? No pain, redness or anything.

Normal: It's normal to have a lot of bumpy looking tissue in the vagina and labial area. The bumps you describe could be your normal vaginal architecture, or it could also be an infection like hpv. At your next gyn exam, ask your doctor. Typically on visual inspection it's easy to tell the difference. I've definitely had women concerned about bumps that are normal architecture of the vagina. ...Read more

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Itching on outer labia, no sores but redness, mayb frm me scratching. No other discharge from inside clitoris has white thin film over it. No pain.?

Itching on outer labia, no sores but redness, mayb frm me scratching. No other discharge from inside clitoris has white thin film over it. No pain.?

Vaginal itching: One very common cause of vaginal/vulvar itching would be a yeast infection. In the early stages there may not be any discharge. A simple thing to try is to treat with otc monistat or Clotrimazole cream to see if it resolves. If not, probably best to consult a physician. ...Read more

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Had protected sex, having yeast like symptoms. Only itching inthe vulvar. No abnormal disharge or burning during urination. Only itching on inner labia. And redness. Today i Notice 2 small cuts inside the outer labia by the entrance (hole) could this be

Had protected sex,  having yeast like symptoms. Only itching inthe vulvar. No abnormal disharge or burning during urination. Only itching on inner labia. And redness. Today i Notice 2 small cuts inside the outer labia by the entrance  (hole) could this be

Herpes?: I am concerned that this is a herpes outbreak and not a yeast infection. Herpes often looks like small "cuts" or tears in the vaginal tissue. Itching, redness and irritation are all common symptoms. Yeast is a possibility but I would see an obgyn and ask to be evaluated for a possible herpes outbreak ...Read more

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I have a red, swollen and raw labia majora. What could be causing this?

I have a red, swollen and raw labia majora. What could be causing this?

Yeast or other: A yeast infection is the most likely cause and over the counter medications are available. Herpes infections can cause similar symptoms. Allergic reactions also. An examination will confirm. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

I have a red pimple like sore on my labia majora. What could it be?

Likely a cyst : It is possible that you have a small sebaceous cyst. These usually are asymptomatic unless they become infected or become really large. Also bartholin's cyst can occur near the entrance of the vagina. Cysts usually occur from blocked ducts causing secretions to build up. Best thing to do is to see your doctor if it does not improve or resolve in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Red bump with white head on it. On my outer labia. It only hurts when being pressed or touched against it. What could this be?

Red bump with white head on it. On my outer labia. It only hurts when being pressed or touched against it. What could this be?

Possible infection: This could be an infected gland in the area. Suggest you use warm compresses or sit in a tub of very warm water and also wash with an antibacterial soap like dial. If it worsens, may need to be drained by a doctor or you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Shaved 3 days ago. Noticed tiny, red, soft bumps on labia majora by thigh, not in group/spread out, are absolutely painless even when i pick. What is it?

Shaved 3 days ago. Noticed tiny, red, soft bumps on labia majora by thigh, not in group/spread out, are absolutely painless even when i pick. What is it?

Minor folliculitis: May be minor folliculitis that occurred from shaving. That is to say, you irritated the hair follicle by shaving. Using a good shaving prep foam/lotion is important and a sensitive razor can help decrease the incidence of this irritation. Waxing may be better as well if you can tolerate it. (do not lick at them)...Best wishes. ...Read more

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