after i had sex about 4 days ago with my boyfriend my right labia majora was so swollen and sore.. about 5 hours after sex i noticed that i was extremely bruised all along my right labia majora and minora. Its been 4 days since having sex and the bruising has faded a little but i'm still really sore and a little swollen. what does this mean? was it just rough sex or should i get it checked out?
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The possibilities could be rough sex or penetration on a dry vagina. The other possibility could be a STD or a local infection that subsides after some time. Another possibility is to check whether this partner is taking some medication that is excreted in sweat, urine or semen—you could be allergic to this medication. Condom allergy is also a possibility if you use one. In some cases women develop antisperm antibody locally. It could be an aggravated form of this reaction. Please consult a gynecologist as the swelling has been there for 4 days.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
I have had this problem about three or four times in my lifetime (I am now 29) and have never had any luck with my OBGYNs. They always diagnosed it as a yeast infection or Bacterial Vaginosis and have given me antibiotics or Diflucan. Which has never worked. I have been tested over and over again for every STD on the planet and they were all negative as well. So I did a little research online and tried a couple of home therapies and finally figured out one method that works!
This is my self diagnosis and treatment: I am NOT a doctor by any means but I know this is my fool proof method to recovery and it has worked every time for me.
SYMPTOMS: Swollen, red, hard labia minora (inner lips), sometimes on just one side or both, irritated, sensitive to the touch, itchy, usually present as a result of having had sexual intercourse
TREATMENT: Take a sitz bath 2-3 times a day.
NEED: Bathtub, distilled vinegar, natural sea salt, A&D ointment
HOW TO MAKE A SITZ BATH: In the old days they used to call it a Sitz bath because you sat in a basin (larger bucket) just big enough for you to sit your bottom in. DO NOT GO BUY A BASIN. Just use your tub, works the same way. (1) Fill the tub with warm water just enough to submerge your bottom. The water should be WARM not hot. (2) Add 2 cups of distilled vinegar. Some add the apple cider vinegar because it has a slightly more pleasant smell, but either one is fine. Just make sure it has no preservatives. Vinegar has an agent in it that kills yeast. (3) Add 1 cup of natural sea salt. If you do not have sea salt, table salt will work but I personally prefer salt without preservatives and all natural. You can also use Epson salt if you don't have anything else. (4) Sit in the bath for 20-30 mins, and repeat this 2-3 times a day. After the first one you will feel like you just took a magic bath! OMG! (5) Do not use any soaps or bubble bath in the tub. Just soak. Try to keep your legs as open as you can to let the water treat the area. (6) When you get out, towel dry and gently PAT the area dry. As much as you want to scratch or rub it with a towel DONT. You will simply make it worse. Trust me I have done that one or twice myself. Learned my lesson. Pat dry and add the BEST creme ever invented, A&D ointment. This bad boy will save your LIFE!!! A&D ointment is what you put on baby's bottoms when they have diaper rash. Just take some of that and rub it on the side(s) that is/are inflammed. Usually when I get out the bath I just put on some loose comfy cottom jogging pants with no underwear and just lay around the house. After my first bath I feel almost ten times better...no words can explain! My symptoms usually disappear completely after 3-5 days, depending on the severity of my irritation.
I have never fully found a name for this condition and neither have any of the many doctors that I have seen, but I don't even care anymore because I found a cure that actually works and gets rid of it. I hope this can help some of you ladies with the same issue. I know the frustration of knowing you don't have an STD but having your little princess irritated like someone lit her on FIRE and nothing the doctor gives you is helping you feel better. Been there, done that! I can only hope this helps you as it has me many times in the past.
Also here is a good website on Sitz Baths if you have questions. http://www.howtodothings.com/health-and-fitness/a4540-how-to-take-a-sitz-bath.html
sunshine.... hi. My girlfriend has had this problem only 2 times. We have sex regularly, so I am baffled that this has only happened twice. Obviously sex isn't the same everytime, however we both discussed it and neither of us think that we have particularly rough sex. I feel terrible for inconveniencing her. Aside from refraining from having sex.... is there anything i can do other than make this bath for her:(
Another trick that can help your huge inflammed labia majoria is if you did NOT actually reach orgasm during intercourse is to self "gently" masturbate either alone or with a clean toy. This will increase the blood flow, be sure to achieve orgasm and this will relieve alot of the pressure and inflamation.You may pleasure yourself externally without penetration focusing mainly on your clitoris * but be very gentle* this might be to difficult if you have bruising present. If there is itching involved and you haven't been seen by a OBGYN annually recently please see your Dr., if you have multiple partners please be checked for STDs many people have them without symptoms. You should always urrinate post intercourse to prevent a UTI.
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