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Swollen Vulva

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  • Posted By: ishymae
  • January 9, 2007
  • 05:01 PM

I've noticed that when I'm exercising my vulva seemed dry (I'm over 50) - and today I saw that the right vulva is swollen - larger than the left, and definitely more firm. It's a bit itchy, but not terribly. I'm embarrassed calling my doctor, as I just saw her for something else!

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  • Could be thrush or crotch rot. Get some canestan, air the parts and avoid soap etc., See Quack if it doen't clear up
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 23, 2007
    • 11:44 PM
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  • it is unusual to have a left vulva and a right vulva anyway.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 02:49 PM
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  • i've had a similar experience. since i think i've had candida on and off forever I got into the habit of, when itchy, washing frequently (have bidet, yay!) with a non-drying soap (kiss my face liquid pear which i get cheaply at trader joe's) and drying the crotch with a blowdryer.in fact i have been blow drying the crotch after showers for about 15 years now (i'm 46) and it makes all these issues much much better.i used to scratch myself into a tizzy before this system and occasionally would experience a thickening on the more irritated side.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2007
    • 07:19 PM
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  • In my second pregnancy, I got vericose veins in the vulva, which got painful when I walked - worse when standing for long times. I could feel the knotty vein inside the vulva. They went away after the baby was born and re occured with next pregnancy just as Dr predicted. Of course , he reccommended no prolonged standing, and shorter more frequent walks.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 02:10 AM
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