i had sex the other night and immediately after i had a very, very big purple bruise on my vagina. its all over. its very painful for me to do anything such as sit, lay, or walk comfortably. and its a bit swollen on the bruised parts. is this normal? how do i fix it? i am freaking out that it could be something worse, so i would really like to have peace of mind.
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Bruise/purple lesion that you describe could be due to infection, injury or allergy. Do not ignore it if it does not subside in 24-48 hours time. Apply Caladryl lotion to soothe it temporarily. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for a thorough examination and proceed with further treatment as directed by your doctor/gynecologist.
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