The Size Of The Labia Minora Is Different?
My left labia minora is bigger than the right one and for 6 months I have often seen vaginal discharge with an unpleasant but not itchy odor. At that time, I also had a lump like a boil in my left labia minora. Is that normal or not? thank you
Hello, thanks for the question.
Labia minora which are bigger than the other side can be caused by inflammation, infection, abscess / pus, or abnormal lump / tumor. Enlargement caused by inflammation is usually accompanied by pain, redness, swelling, and can be accompanied by pus / boils. While painless and palpable enlargement, the lumps can clearly be caused by tumors or chronic inflammation or from infections that last a long time and are not handled properly. Infection of the genital area, can also be accompanied by vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge is a discharge or mucus from the vagina. This vaginal discharge is normal and abnormal, normal vaginal discharge is usually clear, odorless, does not itch, and does not cause any complaints, usually occurs before menstruation, during ovulation, breastfeeding, sexually stimulated, using hormonal contraception, when stressed, etc. other. While abnormal vaginal discharge usually has a pungent odor such as fishy or rotten, itchy, thick, lumpy like cheese, vaginal discharge that is gray, yellowish green, or accompanied by blood, and causes heat and tenderness especially during sexual intercourse or during urination. This vaginal discharge can be caused by vaginal candidiasis disease, bacteriotic vaginalis, and trichomoniasis, inflammatory pelvic disease, and others. Persistent vaginal discharge can cause infection in other genital organs and urinary tract organs. We recommend that you consult the obstetrician about the complaint. The doctor will carry out additional examinations and checks if needed. Handling will be adjusted to the underlying conditions. To help reduce complaints, you should replace the underwear as often as possible to keep the vagina dry and clean, use underwear that absorbs sweat, for example, a cotton-based one, clean and dry the vagina after each BAB or BAK, wash the genital area with warm water, avoid using vaginal cleaning products, and should delay sexual intercourse until the underlying disease is resolved.
Thus, hopefully it helps.
Greetings, Dr. Nova