How can I treat a swollen labia?

Hot sitz bath. If the swelling is due to bruising after intercourse, cycling, or other physical activity sitting in a warm bathtub will decrease the pain and swelling. If the swelling is one sided(labia) then it may be a swollen bartholin gland cyst/infection. If the sitz bath doesn't relieve the swelling see your md, .
Enlarged Labia. The first thing to do is to determine the cause: allergic, congenital, traumatic, infectious, neoplastic, etc. This generally will require you to submit a history and have a physical examination. Options for treatment can then be offered.

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How can I treat swollen inner labia?

Swollen labia minora. The inner labia usually are not swollen unless there is an infection present. A MD exam will make that determination. A hot sitz bath can take away any pain until you can see the MD. Read more...

Swollen labia, what could it mean?

If after sex... If it happens after sex, then too hard, too long, too dry, too rough, vagina too small, penis too big, not enough foreplay, infections, trauma, etc. If the problem does not resolve, you need to get examined by your doctor, don't be shy...Go! in the future, be gentle, use lube if needed (astroglide or pjur), go slow, if it hurts, stop and cuddle and try again later. Read more...
Seek evaluation. Without knowing more, this is difficult to assess. By itself it may not be anything, it could however be an early yeast infection ( typically an odor, drainage and itchy) or an obstructed bartholin cyst ( unilateral), vaginosis ( discomfort, redness), simple overgrowth, hernia, etc. Treatment will depend on identify g the cause. Read more...

What can be done for swollen labia?

Find cause then rx. I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. Read more...

I am experiencing a painful swollen labia?

Many potential ... More details are necessary but the most common causes are trauma from sex/birth but other possibilities such as infection, allergy, bleeding, hernia, varicocoele and more. Read more...

I have a hard swollen labia. What should I do?

Cause? New? Chronic? Their are both inner and outer labia. Inner labia may become thick from repeated minor trauma whereas suddenl trauma or rupture of a varicocoele of may produce a hematoma. Hernias may occur in the labia majora especially if unilateral. If this has occurred suddenly, i would discuss with your ob-gyne md or i'd associated with severe pain or obstruction, go to e er. Read more...
Swollen? The labiae can become swollen for reasons including trauma, infection and/or allergy. They also commonly become swollen with good sex. Read more...
Find cause then rx. I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Hernia? Metaplasia from chronic trauma? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? Positional? Work related? Congenital? Constrictive due to garment wear? Due to bone, skin, fat, nerves, vessels?, etc. Meet with your gynecologist for an examination. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: swollen labia?

Swollen labia. Labia are part of external female genital anatomy (vulva) & consist of labia majora (hair bearing, fulller, outer) serving from the embryonic genital swellings/folds whereas labia minora from from urethral folds. Swelling of either may be due to congenital deformities or acquired tumors of the tissues (skin, fat, vessels) or a hernia, or allergic reaction or trauma or infection & many other causes. Read more...
Ob. If it looks bigger than the norm for you, also with the appearance of multiple blue blood vessels. Read more...

Please help! I'm having painful and swollen labia after shaving?

Don't shave labia. The labial/ vulvar tissue is very delicate - you may have razor burn or you may be sensitize or allergic to product used in that area. Try a sitz bath. Try to limit any pubic shaving to bikini lines. Avoid the soft, tender pink tissue. Read more...

How to describe a swollen labia and under what circumstances would it be dangerous?

Swollen labia. You have labia minora and majora. Swelling may be normal or abnormal especially if unilateral. It may be associated with benign or malignant conditions but it is difficult to tell from a description. If you have any questions, you should meet with your gynecologist http://www.bodysculptor.com/genital-rejuvenation/labiaplasty/ Read more...