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Lately, after sex, my inner labia swell up like balloons and it looks really strange. It's so sore and if i touch it, it feels like burning. The problem isn't isn't inside, it's the outside genitalia. It swells up so much it feels like it has swollen itself shut. This is quite painful really as it swells up so big.

My bf and i have been together for 4 and a half years, he's the only person i've been with we've been tested for everything before we started sleeping together and were clear.

I get wet before sex but he still has a problem penetrating. it's only just started happening and we've been sleeping together for 4 years and never had this problem. He is rather huge but i'm sure that would have been a problem before. i can't enjoy sex anymore as the pain starts when he enters, it feels like he's too big and hes over-stretching me if you know what i mean. any help would be appreciated i would like to know if this problem is just me Sad
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replied April 21st, 2008
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It's strange because this just started happening to me aswell.
I'm not quite sure what it is but you arent alone!
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replied September 30th, 2012
This just started happening to me too! We have kind of rough sex but we have been since we started dating about 5 years ago and the swelling just happened this last time and the tight and painful penetration has been happening for the last 5 times. I want answers too it scared me!
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replied January 6th, 2009
agreed
you aren't alone. however, it isn't that he's 'too big' hehe remember our bodies are AMAZING, they can shoot out babies...a large member is nothin Wink. i'm not exactly sure what it is, probably that you guys have rough sex (i'm guessing?). I'm trying to figure out how to cure the swelling myself. Either way, it helps to talk to each other and throw around ideas. Changing positions, different speeds (but having him also hit your spot the way you like it), different lubrication (i've found that bad lube makes for realllllly bad friction). I hope I've helped! Oh and do give feedback if you think you may have cracked the case! hehehe <3
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replied February 28th, 2009
me to
it happened to me yesterday it swelled up and was really tight i went to the hospital and they said it could of just been irratated. is has gone done now alot but is still bigger the the other side..
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replied July 14th, 2009
heeelllpp!
Whenever i have sex i notice my inner labias swelling a tiny bit, and more swelling the more intense the sx is.. however last night one side just swelled up like a balloon. it was the weirdest thing.. im worried that something is wrong or i don't know.. it made the sex really dry and not pleasurable beacuse of the pain of the swollen labia.
I don't know what it is and it never happens like that... what should i do ?
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replied October 12th, 2009
Tonight I started feeling my vagina become very irritated and itchy and then I went into the bathroom and found out that it was really red and swollen, my inner labia. I havent had sex in 10 days and i just ended my period yesterday and put my regular birth control in the Nuva Ring. Does anyone know what could be causing this discomfort?
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replied June 25th, 2010
I had foreplay with my boyfriend tonight but couldn't have sex as I was swollen and have two cuts just under the lips. It's very painful when walking and sitting down, need help to get the swalling down any one ?
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replied June 25th, 2010
I had foreplay with my boyfriend tonight but couldn't have sex as I was swollen and have two cuts just under the lips. It's very painful when walking and sitting down, need help to get the swalling down any one ?
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replied September 12th, 2010
this subject is the only subject i have never been able to find info on on the internet! What happened to me was after a week away with my new boyfriend, my inner labia swelled up massively and I had no idea what was going on. From reading on the internet there seem to be 2 different scenarios:

1. a part of the inner labia swells up, seems to be a boil like thing that needs futher help

2. the whole inner labia swells up.

Well for me it was definately the 2nd scenario, kinda like i'd had the sorta botox melanie griffiths has! It was quite painful and hard to walk, butthank god it went down after a day and a half. After it went down there was a small amount of unusual discharge, and some itching, but it did all go after 2 days.

i haven't had sex since because my b/friend is away, but yeah i'm scared that it will come back, but hopefully it won't as no one has posted about it reoccuring. hope that helps someone else! ps it would be amazing if someone from the medical profession could post here as there is no info on this subject.
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replied November 27th, 2010
it can be that you probably get wet before intercourse and you mayb be a little tight wheen your partner sticks it in and pulls out your lips and insides pull out as well and then when they push back in your lips go in as well which makes it sore and swollen and makes you dry from being swollen also the dryness makes you sore it is from you being tight or them being big or both together , you also may feel like when they sitck it in it feels like there hitting something in there thats puncturing you inside , thats from being dry and makes your insides all puffy , lube is what i recomend.
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replied March 29th, 2011
google bartholin glands. it is the gland inside the labia where we produce "moisture" upon arousal. sometimes the duct that releases the "moisture" get clogged. if it persists go to the gynecologist and ask about bartholin gland cyst. not a problem unless it get infected.

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replied July 24th, 2012
It's happened 3 times to me
This has been happening to me too, and it just started with my new boyfriend. We've had sex three times now, and it's happened every time! I'm scared to have sex with him again. The first time my libia swelled, it went away in hours, the second time took a little longer, and the third time makes it uncomfortable to put on pants and even walk. I thought it was because I was getting over a yeast infection, but now I'm not too sure. Our sex isn't too rough, nothing I haven't done before. The speed isn't too intense either, but towards the end, I get dry and that's when it starts to swell up and gets uncomfortable. Like you, I'm trying to find answers.
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replied August 11th, 2012
Ok I had really rough fast sex last night and we are both clean for stds and such(we were tested before hand) and I woke up this morning kinda sore so I went and checked and not all but a good portion of my inner labia is swollen, and there's a really light green fairly transparent green discharge coming from, well "there" and it doesn't itch and it dosent smell just anoying and for me alarming because it's never happened before. Is this an infection? Or my lady parts telling me they've experienced trauma? Sad btw I'm 17
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replied October 4th, 2012
i get this also! Iv been with my boyfriend a year and a half, and it started happening a little while ago, sex doesn't hurt when it's happening, it's afterwards when the pain comes and I am extremely swallon down there. I think it might be because of condoms are irritating or just not moist enough, I hope this helps, but it doesn't seem to be helping me!
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replied October 8th, 2012
I keep having this too!

I have been with my boyfriend for almost 4 months, and this has never happened with any other sexual partner before. It's so weird!

Think I'll google that gland that someone previously suggested! I just want to know what it is!
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replied October 8th, 2012
I keep having this too!

I have been with my boyfriend for almost 4 months, and this has never happened with any other sexual partner before. It's so weird!

Think I'll google that gland that someone previously suggested! I just want to know what it is!
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replied October 9th, 2012
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The Bartholyn's glands does not cause swollen inner lips. It causes a bump the size of a pea under your outer lips when it gets blocked or forms a cyst.

Swollen inner lips are normally from friction (too dry sex or going on too long), overheating (going on too long), bruising (biting, beard stubble, sucking, banging or grinding too forcefully) or an allergy (semen, latex condom, soap, pads).

Avoid hard/wild sex, make sure you are well lubricated and stay that way, don't go on after you stop feeling comfortable, and make sure you are not allergic to his semen or condoms (whatever you are using).
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replied November 27th, 2012
I completely understand!
I've been experiencing the pain with my boyfriend as well! We've been together for 2 years, and it just happened to start recently. I am so confused and kind of scared. He's the only one I've ever been sexually active with, and we're both clean of stds as far as I know. I'm so confused. We tried switching it up with lubes and condoms in case it was an allergy but it still happens. (He's in the marines, so I don't see him too often) Except I never saw any swelling until today. (It had been itching earlier today a little before hand, and I noticed a tiny cut, but nothing painful or anything) I was by myself and it was all clitoral stimulus, so there was no penetration, and after I had finished I noticed my inner labia (particularly my left one) swelled up incredibly so. I'm honestly a little concerned, my labia is so swollen. It's a little tender, but it isn't painful, just enormous. :/
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replied January 15th, 2013
I too have been experiencing iching…burning…swelling and redness in that area......can someone please help me out Sad
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replied January 15th, 2013
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When did it start? Is this the first time? Did you recently have sex or masturbate? Do you have any new discharge? Any new smell? Did you shave recently? Used a new soap or product down there?
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replied February 2nd, 2013
I have this problem in my vagina. Last time when I had sex afterward the inside of my vagina really swelled up. If I want to put tampone it will hardly go inside. There is no burning, pain or itching but I can only feel it if I stick my finger in it. Plz help. Really freaking out here.
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replied February 2nd, 2013
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It sounds like sex was just dry and there might have been a lot of friction.

Your vagina is only in the shape of a pipe when you are aroused. Normally the walls collapse onto each other, so there is no 'hole' in the middle. For that reason, you should not put a tampon in before there are enough flow to 'lubricant' the tampon while going in. And if your tampon did not absorb enough fluid before you take it out, it will come out dry and painfully.

It can also be an allergy for something during sex, the latex, lube, semen.
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