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Discomfort during intercourse, labia minora swollen, bruised. Applying ice will help? How long swelling will remain?

Hi, About 3-4 hours ago i had a rough sexual intercourse with my partner, and as usual, i felt slight discomfort that felt like a pinch whilst the first penetration was happening. I suppose it s due to my vagina not being moist enough, but it s never caused me a problem like this before! So, once we were finished i noticed my left labia minora being swollen about three times its size, and it had changed color to purple-blackish, sort of like a bruise . I m very concerned since this is the first time that something like this happens! The swelling doesn t pain or itch , it just feels slightly uncomfortable when touched. I read something about applying ice to the place, will that help? How long before the swelling goes away? I m 17, have been having intercourse with the same partner for a year, 100% positive on not having any STDs. Please help!
Asked On : Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there ema.

This does not look like the presentation of an STD.

The rough sex may have caused a friction blister with a hematoma in it (blood clot).

The only thing to do is initally yes ice packs & then some strong anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen 600mg after meals till the inflammation subsides.

In addition one may visit a gynecologidt nearest you to rupture the hematoma if the pain is severe.

Needless to say avoid coitus for a few days & do use lubricant KY jelly or any such lubricant & do practice safe sex. Cheers & Good luck!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist & Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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