Conditions with symptom: 'enlarged labia'
My inner labia has been larger than the outer labia as far back as I can remember , I think I was around 4 years old when it got enlarged . I have always been self conscious about it even as a small child , my question is , is it normal for it to be enlarged so early ?
It is normal ,most of men like that
I too have enlarged labia but not to the point where i do not want to wear a bikini or anything ike that. My partner isnt bothered infact dont think hes even noticed that there that big, i think its me with the insecurities. However by having enlarged labia i am worried that it may affect you during childbirth??? Can it make this harder?
I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have an internal scan tomorrow, I have enlarged labia and I'm so worried that the person scanning is going to stare at it and ask me questions about it in front of other people and in the room and I'm so embarrassed! I'm only17, can someone tell me if she'll ask questions about my enlarged labia??
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant and I'm scared about that to
I have an enlarged labia which has never really bothered me looks wise however i have crippling reoccuring cystitus and kidney infections.I have had every medical test under the sun carried out to see if there is a reason for this. The only factor I haven't told my GP is my enlarged labia as I'm mortally embarassed to actually talk to someone about it. If anyone thinks it could be a factor for infection in my reoccuring kidney problems please let me know. Also...I go through the motions with my boyfriend of enjoying sex...but all it does is rub the excess skin! sometimes its excruciating.... we have been together for 2 years now so it's kind of past the point of saying. I'm just saying this because for those out there who says that this is 'normal' it's not. It is a real problem and GPs should be recognising that
I have enlarged labia too and like you suffered for years with painful friction during sex!! It was only when I met my husband that i thought to myself 'I want to enjoy sex!' I used to get so swollen and almost bruised from sex.... the solution ... lots and lots of lube!! Your boyfriend will like it too is it makes it feel better for them. Try a silicone based one as it doesnt go dry. Foreplay helps too and making sure that you part your labia before you start having sex, at the time he goes in so to speak to avoid them getting pushed inside (really hurts!) Just remember that you are perfectly normal! I really wouldnt have thought that your labia would cause your infections. just really keep your fluid intake up to help prevent them.
I am constantly gettig bladder infections and also thrush with this i personaly think it is a contributing factor and have read else where that it can be. I don't know what to suggest though apart from telling your doctor. But in all honestly i have told mine and they didn't take me seriously!
I'm 16 and have only one enlarged labia, well its not really enlarged its just really long ... i hate it so much and im extremely unconfident about myself i was wondering can anyone tell me if its normal? and maybe how to get rid of it? it hangs down lower than my outside bits and it can be uncomfortable. it doesnt look swollenish like on the pictures, just thin, long and droopy. please help me!
Danielle... thats all i can say is do u watch the sex education show that comes on, or visit channel 4 sexperiance, it will show you on there that you are NORMAL an everyone come in all different shapes and sizes! be happy x
i have the same thing and im 16 dont know if that helps but you arent alone
I read somewhere that one of the causes for enlarged labia was gaining weight, if this is true, does that mean losing it will reduce the way my labia looks in any way?
I have that problem and have never been more then 9 stone max and generally wear size 8! I was a size zero a year or so that is clearly wrong
I have enlarged labia lips like picture 10, i am 16 and it has been like this for many years now and it is really getting me down. Can i get labia reduction on the NHS? Thanks
Yes you can get this cut off on the NHS but its embarrassing! I had mine done when i was 13 but it just grew straight back! Dont worry men dont notice it, and even in child birth it cant be seen. I am now 46 and its made no difference at all to my life, try not to worry about it as its very normal.
My daughter is having issues and asked me if she was normal. She does have slightly enlarged labia but I don't think it is somehthing that will be a issue for her. However there is a fold of skin more towards the back that just hangs there. She says it doesn't bother her but we have know idea what it is. Is that still considerd the labia?
hey , i am 17 and i have very large labia lips =( my sisters always laughing at me wen i where my underwear around them . so when they laugh i get upset and feel uncomfortable . i had sex 3 times but it was only in the dark ! i hate the fact that im trying to hide my area . and i want to tell my bf about my enlarged labia . so i should i tell him ?
coming from a guy, big lips are sexy!!! dont worry about telling your boyfriend, he already knows, guys notice stuff like that. If he hasnt said anything about he's just uncomfortable bringing it up. Be confident about your blessing and dont be afraid to show them off. Don't worry about your sister she's just jelous lol!!!
Hello there, ive never in my life spoken to anyone about my labia before but i hate it.. its ugly and i just cant stand it. I have a question though, people have in the past said that after childbirth it can cause an enlarged labia, so if someone already has it can it get worse after childbirth? Just curious
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