Is it normal to have one swollen labia?
It’s natural for the labia to vary in size — from woman to woman and even from one side of the labia to the other. But infections, allergies, cysts and other conditions can produce noticeable labia swelling and pain.
Why is one of my Labias swollen and red?
A swollen vulva is a common symptom of vaginitis, which is an inflammation of the vagina. Vaginitis often results from a bacterial, yeast, or viral infection or an imbalance in vaginal bacteria. Certain skin disorders or low levels of estrogen can also cause the condition to occur.
What can make your labia swell?
Vaginal swelling can be caused by allergies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), cysts, or rough intercourse. Treatment will depend on the cause. Anyone who experiences vaginal swelling should look for signs of infection and consult a doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.
How do you treat a lump on your labia?
- Sitz baths. Soaking in a tub filled with a few inches of warm water (sitz bath) several times a day for three or four days may help a small, infected cyst to rupture and drain on its own.
- Surgical drainage. You may need surgery to drain a cyst that’s infected or very large.
What is Gartner’s duct cyst?
Gartner duct cysts are cystic lesions that typically present in the anterolateral wall of the vagina. They develop from the remaining parts of the Wolffian ducts that do not regress completely in individuals assigned female at birth. These vaginal cysts are mostly benign with only mild symptoms.
What causes vaginal inflammation?
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina that can result in discharge, itching and pain. The cause is usually a change in the balance of vaginal bacteria or an infection. Reduced estrogen levels after menopause and some skin disorders also can cause vaginitis.