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What does swollen labia indicate?

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Posted on Fri, 4 May 2018 in Women's Health
Question: I have a swollen vaginal labia. Is that serious?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 26 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.

Swollen labia could indicate the beginning of a genital infection, common yeast or fungal infection.
Is there any associated redness, foul discharge or urinary or bowel symptoms?

Also, it could happen due to vigorous sex, masturbation, shaving etc in which case it is normal and would go away with ice packs.

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