Some women have many yeast infections. Women of all ages can get yeast infections. Yeast infections are usually caused by an overgrowth of a type of fungus called Candida, also known as yeast.
The vagina has its own chemical balance, which can be easily disturbed. If the lining of the vagina becomes inflamed, a condition known as vaginitis may develop. This can occur in girls and women of all ages.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. Q: I woke up yesterday morning and noticed that my vagina felt … swollen.
Vaginal irritation and discharge are common problems for many women. Follow this chart for help in understanding and self-treating many of these problems. Do you have a vaginal discharge that is normal in color, consistency and smell, but has the amount increased?
The labia majora is a fold of skin on the outside of the vaginal area, while the labia minora is the inner lip leading to the vagina. Their function is to protect the vagina and clitoris from irritation and injury. But infections, allergies, cysts and other conditions can produce noticeable labia swelling and pain.
The words swollen vagina aren't particularly pleasant to behold, we know, but every once in a while you might notice that it's happening to you. Don't panic—a swollen vagina or vulva isn't terribly uncommon, and there are several reasons it might be happening. To find out how to treat it and when you should go see your doctorwe asked R. Mark Ellerkmann, M.