Swelling of Inner Labia

Q: I’m a 19 year old female and last night my left inside lip was very swollen and sore. I had trouble with sleeping and was up all night trying to find a comfortable position to lay. Nothing is really comfy besides laying on my back with my knees bent and legs apart. I tried putting ice on it to stop the swelling and had a warm shower. I have now noticed that I have a few dots on my inside and outside lips and they are stinging. The lady at the chemist gave me a cream but every time I put it on, it stings to the point of me crying. I can’t wear undies and can’t sit or walk without wanting to cry and can’t sit with my legs closed. Any idea on what this could be? It’s a Saturday and I am unable to see my doctor until Monday at the earliest. It’s so sore and painful; I just cry. Any help on what to do or what this could be?

Reply:

The area clearly sounds inflamed. You need a check up by a doctor to know exactly what it is.

It sounds like a focal inflammation, since only one side is affected. Are you sexually active? If yes, STD’s need to be ruled out.

Other Probable Causes

  • May be some injury, as during shaving, which later got infected. The swelling could be an abscess. In such cases, the patient may feel some fever too.
  • Irritation due to some newly tried tampon, soap or any other product.
  • A blocked gland – The vaginal orifice is richly supplied with lubricating glands. If the duct of any such gland gets blocked, a painful swelling appears.
  • Infection – bacterial or fungal infection.
  • Frictional injury caused during horseback riding

Management and Self-care

Whatever the reason, the area sounds very inflamed. Keep it clean, dry, and cool. Till you visit the doctor, apply cold compresses over it to reduce pain.

You may also apply any over-the-counter vaginal antibiotic cream having ‘mild’ steroid in it.

Take Care,

Buddy M.D.

Medical Advice (Q&As) on “Swollen Inner Vaginal Lip

  1. jas

    I had sex with my bf yesterday and right after the session I realized my left inner labia swell, so huge and it was really red. No pain at all, feels normal. I guess because it was rather dry or rough during the intercourse. After a few hours the swelling reduced, but it wasn’t back to the normal size. Now it seems a little longer than the usual/right inner labia. The color has changed too, to a darker red/purple. Can someone please advice! How can my left labia be treated back to the usual size and color? How long does it take to fully recover? How can I prevent such incident again?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be due to trauma during sex. May be the roughness and dryness contributed to it.

      It may take a week for the labia to become normal. To prevent such things, use lubrication during intercourse. You may use KY jelly, available easily over the counter in pharmacies and general stores.

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  2. Virginia

    My right vaginal lip is extremely swollen. It kind of burns, but is not itchy and has no bumps. It’s just huge and it hurts. I have not had sex in 3 months. I am clean of all std’s to my knowledge. I am one week off of my cycle. I do have alot of vaginal secretions. When I showered Sat morning I noticed a raised bump. When I showered Sun morning it was more swollen. Now it is Tuesday and it is totally all swollen, red, and painful. Please help me.

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  3. Vega

    I’ve been to doctors several times about this. My right inner vaginal side is swollen and painful. It feels okay when I’m standing or walking, but I can’t sit or lay down without pain. There is no redness or itching or yeast infection. Heat from baths makes it worse. Ice bags help but don’t cure it. Ibuprofen doesn’t help with pain, nor does Ultram and Neurontin that they gave me. I don’t think any of the doctors know what they are doing. This is really frustrating, depressing and painful. I can’t have relations with my boyfriend. Now, I’m going to have pelvic physical therapy. Will that even help?

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      The commonest cause in your age group may be injury or trauma during sex, while using tampon or masturbating.

      Since the swelling is confined to one lip only, the cause seems to be localized.

      Read above in details about the causes and management of getting a swollen labia.

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  4. Mona Nadeem

    Lower part of My left vaginal lip is swollen. It’s a painful lump, it was last day of my periods and I was wearing a tampon for 4 hours. I also saved my bikini part as usual in the evening took bath and slept but in morning I found my left vaginal lips lower part is swollen and sore I can’t sit. It’s fine while walking and standing but pains. I didn’t have sex. I am 40 year old mother of two. My younger is 13 year older. What should I do, I have started antibiotic capsules too but no relief.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Try warm compress over the bump, twice a day. After each warm compress, you may apply mupirocin ointment over it. Do this for a week.

      This is likely to be an infected bump down there.

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  5. Juliana

    I’m 16, a virgin, and my right inner vaginal lip is extremely swollen and red. The past two days or so I’ve had some itching in that area, but it’s on and off. It’s currently not itchy. I only just now noticed that it was swollen tonight. It’s uncomfortable walking because of the friction. I’m not sure what’s causing it or what to do.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      You may need to take antibiotics at soon as possible.

      It’s advisable to visit a doctor for physical examination at the earliest.

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  6. sehrish doll

    meri age 20 year he mera right vaginal lip bara ho raha he mujhy use chota karny ka koi tariqa batayen plz me bohat pareshan hun plz help me plz

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      1. Anonymous

        My right vaginal lip is increasing in size… I’m a virgin. How can I get it back into shape? Anything I can do on my part .. Don’t want to go for surgery.

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  7. Khaleesi

    My vagina has been itching really bad lately. I don’t masturbate, I clean properly but it only gets raw when I switch my detergents out. But my mom hasn’t switched it out since I told her about last switch. I started using a new soap…. Could that be it? Please help!!!

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    1. Kween

      I had sex like 2 or 3 days ago and since then the right side of my vagina (Inside the hole lol ) feels swollen. It only feels swollen when I sit or lay down but I had sex again last night and it was like it wasn’t swollen , the sex didn’t hurt or anything But I felt the swelling afterwards.

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Could have been due to friction or roughness during sex. Lubricating during the act may solve the problem.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Is it paining?

      May may have happened due to some injury there, caused by roughness during the act. Likely to heal by itself in a day or two. However, if you notice any discharge or the swelling or pain increases, do let us know.

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  8. Michaela

    My boyfriend and I had sex yesterday and when he put it in, I noticed a sharp pain. We instantly stopped and I looked down there with a mirror and there was a huge red lump. I’ve been icing it ever since, but this morning it looks like its purple on my left lip of my vagina. Any advice on how to treat this or what it might be???

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it is painful, it’s likely to be infected. You need antibiotics for this.

      Better see a gyne for check up.

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  9. Sarah

    I am a 17 year old virgin and me and my boyfriend was about to have sex but it would have been my first time it’s not my first time doing stuff with him just sex and I went he went to put it in I could feel it hurting me a lot but I just thought it was normal but I stopped and over the last couple of days I have notice it’s been burning and hurting me the I looked at it in a mirror and noticed my lip of it was swollen what should I do why is it like this

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This is normal when you start with intercourse. Your tender parts down there have suffered mild trauma.

      You need to give them rest. Just keep the area down there clean and liberally apply vaginal moisturizers over it. Avoid rubbing or any other kind to friction over there. Wear loose cotton underwears.

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  10. Ansiedad

    I’m 17, I had my period last two weeks but this time it was brown on the first day then got lighter and lighter till it was over. Now I have a painful swelling on the left side of my vagina(inner) and I can’t walk or sit up straight. P.s I’m not a virgin and the last time I had sex it was unprotected.

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  11. Sally

    3 days ago I started to feel pain in one labia. At first everything looked and felt normal so wasn’t sure why I was experiencing pain. Then 2 days ago I noticed some swelling. The swollen skin feels kind of scaly but there are no hard lumps. It can be quite painful when sitting or walking. I have tried using an ice pack to relieve swelling but it doesn’t seem to make too much of a difference, or only helps briefly. No sex or period recently.

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  12. Crystal

    Me and my bf had sex and after a few hour i feel pain in my vagina and i notice my right side vagina are already swollen..Im really worried…pls need some advice..thanks

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be due to friction or roughness during the act. You may try cold compress over it. This would soothe you and reduce the swelling in a day or two.

      However, if you have any abnormal discharge, do let us know.

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  13. Kimberly

    Hello
    I had oral sex on 5th July, which was quite intense after everything was okay but from the 9th till today my left labia is swollen and became more flappy and longer , it is really itchy but does not hurt at all . It looks a lot bigger than my right labia and is no longer tucked in , it has literally changed shape
    I do not have any form of STDs but was wondering if it could be an infection

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Labia may get enlarged or swell after sexual acts due to stimulation. This enlargement is temporary.

      But since you have mentioned the itch, we need to be observant. Keep the area clean and well moisturized. Watch for any bump over the swollen labia or any discharge from the vagina.

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  14. Stacey

    Just had sex with my boyfriend and I noticed a horrible discomfort as soon as we were done, the lips of my vagina swilled up to the point the look like lumps and very red, it burns when I pee and I have to be careful how I sit, it feels very swore, how can I treat this ?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Quite likely to be due to friction during the act. Try cold compress over them and apply any emollient over it. It should be alright in a day or two.

      Or else, it may be some infection for which check up is required.

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  15. Darcy

    I had unprotected sex on the 5th of July and I came of birth control on the 11. While waiting for my period to come, around the 15th I noticed my left labia was larger than my right , swollen or looked weird it was also itchy but I assumed it was just a one time thing. However I got my period the same day and the area of my left labia was still swollen and continues to itch. Wearing a tampon and pads in and out cause my vagina in general to itch , now my vaginal opening feels to sore to wear a tampon and is itching like crazy. However it isn’t std nor am I getting any unusual discharge.
    My right labia is okay but my left seems a bit swollen and out of shape and it itches when touched but it doesn’t burn or hurt to pee , just really itchy
    And my vaginal opening just became itchy and very sore and big, perhaps it could be due to my tampons ?
    I need help and I don’t know what to do
    The itch has lasted for about 4 days now and I find r weird how it only occurred 10days after I had sex

    Reply
      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        This is likely to be an infection. Try antifungal cream at the earliest. You may use candid V, twice daily. Let one application be before going to bed, so that the medicines gets a chance to stay there and act.

        Let us know if it improves.

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  16. Kimmy

    Hello , I had sex and about 6days later went off the pill (microgynon 30) after taking it for 63days straight . I got my withdrawal bleed about 4days later but it only lasted 4days like my usual period , however my vagina was very itchy and swollen , I thought it was thrush or something and also when I clean my vagina I was noticing some little brownish discharge after I just finished my period
    Should I go to the hostpitalto find out if my symptoms are theush and also is there any possibility that I could be pregnant (I hope not) as I have read thrush could be a sign . I took the pill everyday mostly at the same time but however I didn’t use protection but he didn’t cum inside of me
    I had bad itchiness for about 3days and I went on canesten cream which worked yesterday night and this morning but this afternoon it wasn’t working anymore , so it works occasionally

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Continue using Canesten cream twice daily. This is likely to be a fungal infection. You may need to use it for around a week to 10 days.

      You are unlikely to be pregnant, since you were under the effect of the pill while the act was done.

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  17. Askkey

    My Vagina is swollen and itch the inside and my vaginal lips. My right labia is swollen and way bigger then the left but they’re both swollen. No discharge Really and I had the same problem when I was pregnant and I got tested for everything it wasn’t yeast. My doctor actually didn’t know she said maybe a allergic reaction but it’s back it’s the 2nd I’ve ever had it what can it be?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Can you self examine the area with a small mirror and let us know the following-

      Is it red there?
      Is your vaginal canal swollen?
      Condition of skin over the labia, is it scaling off or peeling?
      Is it spreading?

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  18. Melissa

    I have two white heads on the entrance of my vagina, my boyfriend and I recently had sex and I noticed I get dry quickly and he’s rough so it hurts. I’m not sure what it could be. I’ve tried to drain the white heads but it’s painful and a little bit of puss comes out. And my vaginal entrance is a bit swollen.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Avoid sex till you’re alright.

      Try warm compress over the two white heads. This would soften them and help in draining those lesions. Also, start applying an antibiotic ointment over it. Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used thrice daily.

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  19. Anomous

    So my left vagina lip is really swollen and very painful it itches a lot at times hurts to wipe because it’s sensitive I don’t know what it is. Can you please help.

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  20. Anomous

    My left vagina lip is really really swollen and super red and it’s so swollen it hurts and it’s not even covered anymore. It itches a lot at times, but no burn.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      There may be some localized bump or lesion over your labia. Self examine carefully to see it.

      The labia is having some infection. You may take antibiotics at the earliest. Need to see a doctor.

      Reply
  21. Priya Reddy

    Hello,

    My Vaginal Labia lips are swollen and its paining if i touch it. I am recently married and doctor suggested to use Vaginal Tablets and I am using them for almost a week with antibiotics but the Labia lips pain not reduced. I feel the medicine(Vaginal Tablets ) are not reaching around Labia lips so it is not cured yet

    Do we have any cream that can be used to reduce this swelling around Labia lips ? I have consulted urologist and he only gave Vaginal Tablets

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  22. Jen

    I had sex with my boyfriend 5 days ago and it was right around the time my cycle was supposed to start. We had unprotected sex and it was pretty rough. My period us a little late but I think it’s because I haven’t been sleeping since I am on vacation, I have been staying up really late. Anyways I noticed that my vagina is a bit swollen. I put ice on it and the swelling seems to be going down.

    Reply
    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Swelling is likely to be due to the roughness during sex. Putting ice over it would help. It would subside on its own with time.

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  23. Jess

    Hi, my period just started today and it was a few days late. I noticed my vagina was swollen and super tight. Could you tell me what might have caused that?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Spasm could be a defensive response against some bug or allergen. This is usually temporary.

      Reply
  24. Veeky

    Hello doc, I realized 3 days ago that my left labia lip was swollen and very painful, can’t sit, stand and walk. I can only lay with my laps widely apart. I was thinking it was as a result of shaving because I shaved 4 days ago. I went to meet a gynae and was given clavulin (amoxycillin), flagyl and paracetamol, but the pain is still worse. I’ve also been applying mycoten ( clotrimazole 1%) for 3 days, yet its still swollen and painful, what do I do again?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears like the labia has pus inside it. That’s why it’s giving you so much pain. You won’t get relief until the pus is drained.

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  25. Tanya

    Well my labia started to swell out of nowhere within these past 2 days (I’m a virgin). I feel discomfort when sitting and I just shaved a week ago. It doesn’t hurt at all.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely that the area got irritated due to shaving.

      Skin down there is very soft and sensitive. Just keep the area clean. You may apply 1% hydrocortisone cream over the affected area once a day for 3 to 5 days. Do not over use the cream.

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  26. Kate

    Hi, The inside of my vagina is red and sore and very very itchy! No blood, no discharge but its itchy all day and worse at night…. i do not sleep at all because i am in so much discomfort! What can this be ?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      This could be yeast infection. Check your underwear for any scanty discharge, looking somewhat curdy white.

      Read about the topic-http://buddymd.com/what-causes-yeast-infection-candida-albicans-and-its-treatment

      Reply
  27. Babs

    Hi,my right labia is swollen and red buy not paintfull or itchy(past 3 days). It is a little bit hard on top,like there is little lump or something. I’m virgin.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be a mild infection. Can you pin point an area over it that’s more hard? If yes, that’s the focus of infection. You may start applying a topical antibiotic over it. Mupirocin/ bactroban may be used.

      Avoid friction over the swollen labia while walking.

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  28. Ashley

    I had sex last night. Towards the end, there was almost a stinging or burning feeling. I used the restroom afterwards and my vagina felt sore. Before sex, I took a shower, using a sugar scrub. Assuming sex was just a little rough or I had a minor reaction to the scrub, I just ignored it and went to sleep. I have felt an itchiness all day today. I took a look and I realized that my left vaginal lip is swollen. What might the problem be?

    There’s no pain, discharge, redness, bleeding of any sort.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be roughness during sex or an allergic reaction to the scrub, as you suspect. You may start using 1% hydrocortisone cream over it, twice daily for 3 to 5 days.

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          1. Ashley

            I got Cortisone, which assisted in the itchiness but I have to apply it consistently, when it wears off, so it hasn’t completely gone away yet. I do believe the swelling has gone down a bit.

  29. Aisha

    A week after my period which I had pain n swelling on my left minor labia and burning sensation also felt a lump in my innerleft minor labia which after taking medication started having discharge of white , transparent n dirty blackish discharge and period like blood after which d swelling n pain n burning sensation subsided. Went for another checkup did urine n blood test report was bacteria present gave me vaginal tablets n lugol syrup ( still havent taken d medication because my period started) dis month during my period had pain and burning sensation jus between my right lower abdomen n right pelvic area. After my period had cramps on my inner thighs and d joining of my inner thigh n d pelvic. Have been taking homoeopathic medications after my period n washing my vaginal area with a liquid. Last night inserted d vaginal tablets n found my minor labia swollen dis Morning. Please help

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        1. Buddy M.D. Post author

          You need to be checked up for diagnosis.

          Unlikely to be cancer. May be an infection. You need antibiotics for this.

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  30. Isha

    My inner labia is dry n sometimes itchy m 24 yrs old .
    Earlier also I faced the same problem bt that tym it was a wound n candid b helped me. How can ths prblm be solved. I think it is swollen too . Please suggest me remedy 4 d same.

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  31. Nehy

    Hi, I’m a 32 yo female. It’s been about a week or so that I have a lump on my left upper outer minora lip.
    I have no pain, no discharge. It just gets bigger when I apply warm compress/sitz bath. I squeeze it and it feels like fluid but goes towards the bottom of flap. It is not hard. I do get Brazilian waxes. And my husband did go down on me before this happened and might’ve sucked too hard I dunno. But I’m worried.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Likely to be due to trauma during sex.

      Since there’s no pain nor discharge, you may leave it as such. Avoid friction over it. It’s likely to improve on its own with time.

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  32. jonna

    Hi, im 20 yrs old female. Its been a week since i feel the pain on my vigana after urinating. I dont know what im going to do.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Any burning there? Self examine to see if your vaginal area is red or swollen. Any discharge from the vagina?

      Reply
  33. ttoi

    The left side of my vagina is swollen, its been like this for two days. Before I noticed the swelling it was extremely itchy. I scratched so much that I’ve broken the skin on a part. I’ve been getting sporadically like sharp or shooting pains in my vagina as well. I have no discharge. I have a huge boil on my thigh as well. I just recently went off my period. I’ve been having to pee a whole lot. I go to the bathroom then 5 mins later I have to go back but only a little comes out. What do you think this could be? I have no discharge, and the itching has gone away but its still swollen. Sometimes when I pee it feels like a whole or of pressure when peeing theres no burning. Ive been putting ice down there at night when I sleep.

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  34. Anonymous

    My right side of the vaginal lip is swollen ,it started slowly to swollen and now it’s swollen very big and inner lip of the vagina had started to swollen and even it has swollen ,when I consulted a gyne they said it’s a normal infection and they gave me tablets and said there may be reduction in swelling or may be a breakout,I want to know what this is and what are the causes .this already happened two years ago will this be repeated again and how can it be cured.after taking pain killers and antibiotics there is no pain.but there is swelling.and I’m a 22 year virgin

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Do you get any discharge from the vagina? Do you use tampons, public toilet, common swimming pools/ bath tubs?

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  35. Sophiariel

    Labia and vulva feel sore, very hot and swollen. Had thrush as a result of 2 week course of antibiotics but this was nearly 3 weeks ago.
    No discharge or itching. Perinium and bottom feeling very hot as well.
    Nurse practitioner believes may still be result of thrush causing it to swell down there. Taken oral tablet and applying yet more canestan 2% cream externally. Regular ibuprofen and cold compress. How much longer will it remain sore and swollen…..am so fed up?
    Thankyou

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since it’s not itching, this might not be thrush, just local irritation. Commonly, the reason is altered pH.

      Avoid over washing of the area, using harsh soaps there. wash it with ample water only, once or twice daily. You may start using some probiotic supplement on a regular basis. Home made curd may also be tried.

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  36. Mandy

    I’m a 25 yr old virgin. Last night I was going to have some “me time” and noticed a rough patch on my labia minora between my urethra and vagina. It does not in any way hurt, burn, itch, sting, smell, etc. and no discharge. Suggestion?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be due to constant irritation there, cause due to tampon use or rubbing.

      You may apply some vaginal emollient over it on a daily basis.

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  37. Angel

    I noticed some swelling around my Pubic area when I wanted to have sex with my bf and after the sex I didn’t observe anytin but two days later I noticed some swelling in my virgina lips, it’s not painful nor itching just that I find it difficult to walk well and close my laps, I visited the hospital and the doctor checked and said he can’t find anytin wrong with me, he gave me some medicine and kept me under observation but my virgina lips keep swelling n reducing, the left part is more swollen. Please what do I do

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  38. Anonymous

    A bump started developing on my left labia a day after my period was over, it was small at first but extremely itchy and with no pain or discharge. It later became larger and I began applying hydrocortisone 1% once a day for the past 3 days.

    Currently there is no itchiness but it is large and uncomfortable and causes slight pain. I am on my first month of Roaccutane treatment so I cannot take antibiotics.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Start applying an antibiotic ointment over the bump. You may use mupirocin/ bacitarcin thrice daily. Avoid friction over the bump while walking.

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      1. Anonymous

        I woke up this morning and the bump is significantly smaller but some blood is coming out.
        Is it still ok to use antibiotic ointment? And can I use fucidin?

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  39. Danielle Harkless

    I havent had sex in a month. My period just went off on this past Monday and i masterbated on Wednesday. Last night (Saturday) i woke up around 3 in my sleep and touched my parts down there because it felt weird. When i touched it i realized it was swollen and it started itching ONLY when i touched it. Since then it has not itched but it is still swollen— Also there is no discharge coming out, no pain when i urinate, and no discomfort when i stand, sit, or walk. Should i be worried or will it go down on its own?

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      May be a mild infection there.

      You may wait for a day or two. If the swelling doesn’t subside on its own, antibiotics may be needed.

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  40. Laila

    I am 23 years old girl and i am virgin. Never matsurbated ever. And i my inner labia minora has swollen, and it is getting bigger gradually i can notice. I feel no pain in standing or walking or sitting, never. But still i feel so worried why is it getting swollen even gradually. Also, its been years the process was so slow i thought it’ll stop at one time maybe, but i am worried since it’s bigger in size now. I can see it even if i am sitting normally some part of it is visible. Please help me, thank you!

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Appears normal.

      The swollen appearance may be due to congestion, that may occur due to mental sexual stimulation or your female hormones.

      You may masturbate. There’s no harm.

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  41. Linda

    Hello, on and off a few weeks my vigina lip feels swollen, hard to explain, no smell and just my normal discharge, it’s annoying but doesn’t hurt, moslty irritating and I have no idea what’s wrong. Please help. It’s so annoying.

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      Since there,s no smell, itch, pain or discharge, this is unlikely to be any infection or disease.

      Swelling may be due to congestion of the inner lips. Reasons may include hormonal changes, taking any pills for fertility, prolonged standing etc.

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  42. Psk

    Hello doctor ! I developed swelling in my right labia . There is no itching .. no burning sensation but just pain n a small red spot ! No white or any other colour discharge .. I many months ago doctor said I had fungal infection that ointment I still have n m applying it for the past one day but no signs of it reducing but it is increasing the swelling ! The name of the ointment is sertaconazole nitrate cream onabet max cream .. I’ve one dusting powder at home that doctor gave many months ago when I had itching alone not in labia but in my genital outside area that dusting powder name is luliconazole dusting powder .. can I use it ..is these enough to reduce swelling or is there any other reason … But now I don’t have any itching .. only that swelling in right labia inside of it … I’ll be obliged if I’m giving the right cause n solution for this problem … Thankyou !

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    1. Buddy M.D. Post author

      All the medicines prescribed to you earlier are anti fungals. They won’t work now, as this one doesn’t appear to be a fungal infection.

      You need a strong antibiotic ointment, like mupirocin/ bactroban. Apply it over the swollen area, particularly covering that red spot over it. Apply it thrice daily (including once at bed time) and let us know if it improves. Avoid friction over the swollen labia while moving.

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          1. Psk

            On August 4th when you have kindly given prompt response, I had office so could not buy the cream then but at work the liquid came out on its own n the swelling is almost gone now ! Is it alright to leave it or should I buy the cream you asked me to buy doctor ?
            Thankyou !

          2. Buddy M.D. Post author

            You may leave it as such. Just take care to keep the region clean. Infected pus coming out of the lesion may re infect it. May be, you can change your under wears more often.

  43. Cloe

    while having sex I started feeling pain so we stopped and I checked myself using a mirror because I felt something was wrong, I saw that my vagina was swollen and my clitoris and vulva extremely swollen even sticking out of my vagina. It looks really scary and I’m worried

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    1. Cloe

      It’s been 12 hours now and I feel no more pain but the swelling is still there. I have no discharge just the swelling

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      1. Buddy M.D. Post author

        Could be allergy from something used during the sex (condoms, lubricating cream etc.) or may be due to trauma.

        Any how, as the pain is gone, you may wait and observe and let the area heal with time. The swelling is likely to reduce gradually.

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  44. Joyce

    My bf had oral sex on me and it was so rough that my left labia minora got swollen but the swollen has gotten down a bit but it’s much longer and has not gone back to it’s normal size

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  45. Alice

    May22 My bf had sex on me and it was so rough when I noticed that my vagina was swollen.i went for lab test,and the results came out as yeast infection,i have been taking drugs it coming down bit by bit.. I woke up today Oct 24 I noticed d swollen is so painful.just worried ND confused.

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  46. Friend

    . My left inner lip started itching and stinging about 6 weeks ago. It got so painful I looked down there with a mirror and it was swollen and pinkish with small white bumps inside of the swollen lip. By the next week both were swollen and painful. Now it is so swollen and painful when I pee it goes to the side. went to the gyno. He wasnt helpful at all. He took a biopsy and stitched it. The response to the biopsy is that its ok. It was only pinkish then this was about 3 weeks ago. Now it is red and completely swollen together with no room in between. He said the ditches would desolve on 3 to 4 days. Last week I thought it was a white head or something and I pulled out a hard small what looked like a small cyst. It was the stitches coming out because they got covered by the swelling increase. It is so painful . I don’t have sex because it was painful before all this now it is so swollen I couldnt if I wanted to. Please reply asap

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  47. Tiffany Worker

    I just shaved earlier today about 3 pm. It is now 2 am and I have found my right vagina lip to be very swollen and it was itchy but now it’s not. What could this be?

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      1. Tiffany Worker

        It went away after 2 days. Recently my boyfriend and I tried having sex and both of my vagina lips have swelled up and it hurts to have sex. Any clue what’s going on??

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          1. Buddy M.D. Post author

            Likely to be irritation again. Using sufficient amounts of lubrication during the act may be better.

            For now, you may apply any vaginal emollient over the affected part. Avoid friction over the vaginal lips. Likely to improve in a day or two.

  48. Alyssa

    I tried to have sex with my boyfriend and we can’t even get his tip in without my vagina lips swelling and burning.

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