This past Saturday I was horrified to awaken to a swollen left labia minora as HUGE as a 'small penis'. PAIN like I can't even describe. Could not sit, stand, or even walk without horrible pain. I have given birth (the natural way), had several nasty surgeries etc....yet this was worse. I am 58 years old, worked in medical field and NEVER have I heard of this situation! I was so embarassed when I finally had to ask my man (of16 years) to please help me. My man is fighting prostate cancer. He loves me. I love him. I cherish each day we have together.
I tried every remedy for pain and swelling that I could think of. Ice, compresses, a fan aimed directly at my 'area'. NOTHING worked. However, I did, in desparation apply (would you believe?) ORA-GEL! (yes, TOOTHACHE medicine).
When it did finally help a VERY small bit, I eased myself onto a flat ice compress.
About 15 minutes later, I suddenly started feeling like I has peed myself. FLUID was EVERYWHERE! Reminded of me when my water broke when I was going into labor with my children. Yes, there was that much! Couch was soaked. What a mess to clean up. My man came to me and helped clean me up. He is such a blessing.
OMG! SWEET RELIEF!!!!!! It has been 3 days and there is very small amout of fluid still draining. Labia is almost back to normal. The 'flood of fluid' was incredible. Such relief has really no description.
I took enough pain meds to subdue a very large animal.....no relief. But the ORA-GEL, enabled me to sit somewhat properly. At least enough to get enough pressure on the area for the fluid to burst and drain.
I am still amazed that this is the 1 subject that women are still too ashamed and embarassed to talk about. Even with my medical background, I can't think of a single case. After my research on the 'net', I now know that there are MANY of us who just do not know what to do.....I thank God that I have a man that can assure me that I am NOT a freak or think that I was with anyone else.
Thank you everyone for listening. I am brand new to this site...If I can help anyone in anyway...please post.
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