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Swollen Vagina

09/17/2009

Question:

i had an itchy vagina before having sex, after intercourse it was badly swollen... can you give me an idea what could be wrong?

Answer:

When the vagina is irritated, it may itch or become swollen.  This irritation could be the result of an infection (the most common infections that cause itching would be yeast or trichomonas), an irritating substance (such as soap, detergent, or a feminine hygiene product that you could have a reaction to), or a skin condition.  You would need an examination to see if one of these issues might be the problem.

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Response by:

Jonathan  A Schaffir, MD Jonathan A Schaffir, MD
Clnical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University