How To Deal With Vaginal Swelling And Pain During 6 Months Of Pregnancy?

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Hello ….. my vagina was suddenly swollen accompanied by pain when I sat down and I coughed when I walked. It was very painful. I asked the obstetrician. But she said it had boils … I was given the same medicine with ointment but until the medicine ran out my vagina was still swollen and painful. But if I compress my vagina with cold water it doesn’t hurt but afterwards it hurts again. Is that a normal thing for pregnant women or what ????

1 Answer:

Hi Amanda,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Pregnancy can indeed cause pain in the lower abdomen to the vagina due to stretching of the skin and muscle contractions which are quite severe and continue to support the growing load of pregnancy. However, this condition should improve with rest and not cause the vagina to become swollen.


Swelling and pain in the vagina as you are experiencing may arise from the following causes:

Vaginal infection (vaginitis), can be due to boils, genital herpes, impetigo, or other infections

Irritant contact dermatitis (skin inflammation due to contact with an irritating substance), for example if you use improper vaginal fragrances or pantyliners
Insect bites

Bartholin's cyst (a fluid-filled sac that forms in the Bartholin's gland as a result of a blocked outlet)
Benign or malignant tumors, and so on

Given your condition who is pregnant, you should not delay checking your complaint directly to a doctor. It is feared that your complaint actually occurs due to an infection, which if not handled properly, this infection can spread to endanger the fetus in your womb. Go directly to a gynecologist. If necessary, the doctor may recommend that you undergo a biopsy, which takes a sample of tissue from the swollen vagina to be examined microscopically.


In the meantime, the steps you have taken are correct. You can continue to compress your vagina with cold water or warm water (whichever is most comfortable for you) so that the pain subsides. You could also take pain relievers, for example paracetamol. Always clean your vagina properly after sexual intercourse and after urinating. Choose underwear that is clean and soft. First reduce activities that often aggravate pain. And lastly, avoid taking other drugs carelessly while pregnant, unless prescribed directly by a doctor.


Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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