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    Old 06-10-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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    Swollen "down there"

    Bit embarassing really, but I'm getting a bit worried!

    My right labia minora has become swollen & sore - it's now about twice the size of the left one. It's completely smooth - there are no lumps and bumps on the surface, and it's sore to touch & when I move etc. It's not excruciatingly painful or anything, but noticeable. I don't have any discharge at all (I've had thrush before.)

    Could it just be an allergic reaction, or something more sinister? I've read up about STD's, and I don't fit any of the symptoms. I'm 30, married, and we're both completely faithful...

    Any good advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

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    Old 06-10-2004, 07:27 PM   #2
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    Re: Swollen "down there"

    I've heard of women getting swollen inner labias from constant pressure on them..especially if the labias protrude from the vagina. For example, from riding a bike or a horse. Have you been doing anything lately that would increase the pressure to this area? If so, you could just try icing it.

    Old 06-11-2004, 06:50 AM   #3
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    Re: Swollen "down there"

    I've had that before. Nothing serious. Usually the cause (for me) is tight pants because of the constant irritation. Try wear comfortable pants for a day and no panty hose since the material is not breathable. How long has yours lasted?


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    Re: Swollen "down there"

    Its been like that for about a fortnight - I only really noticed it after making love. Today, it is certainly not as swollen - it's just a bit bigger - to totally gross people out, it sort of "burst", like a spot would, yesterday. It's not as painful now, it's back to a normal colour, and there is still no discharge.
    The only thing I've also noticed is that I've got cramping pains like when I have my period - not as sore as it can be, but my lower back and sides are uncomfortable. That's what I was like when I had thrush a few years ago, but like I said, minus the discharge.

    I have been a lot more active lately - we've moved to a new area & I do a lot more walking, hence I get a lot warmer. I was wondering if it was just an irritation from that. My labias don't protrude, but I am a bit overweight, so that possibly doesn't help.

    I just feel a bit "off" if you know what I mean.

    Thanks for all your advice & help.

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