Dr. Bahlani is an experienced specialist in sexual and pelvic health who has helped many people find relief from vaginal swelling through her holistic approach, tailored treatments, and expert care. Let us help you overcome the unease of vaginal swelling today.

What is vulvar swelling?

Vulvar swelling can be an uncomfortable experience, leading to pain and irritation in a sensitive area. Various factors, such as hormonal imbalances, infections, allergic reactions, and more, can cause swelling. Sometimes, it could be a sign of a health condition requiring immediate treatment. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Tampons that contain scents or chemicals
  • Scented laundry detergent
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Sex due to friction
  • Yeast infections
  • Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a parasite
  • Herpes
  • Pregnancy or changes in hormones

What are the conditions associated with vulvar swelling?

A variety of medical conditions can cause vulvar swelling. These include:

  • Infections such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis
  • Cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs that can form on the vulva due to blocked sweat glands or hair follicles 
  • Allergic reactions to certain products like soaps or detergents
  • Vulvodynia is a chronic pain condition that affects the vulva and causes intense itching and burning sensations 
  • Labial hypertrophy is an enlargement of one or both labia minora due to hormonal changes during puberty or menopause
  • Fused labia, which occurs when the inner lips become stuck together due to scarring from an infection or injury 
  • Swelling of the labia may occur due to an infection such as herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)
  • Bartholin's cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs that form near the opening of the vagina 
  • Abscesses
  • Psoriasis
  • Genital warts
  • Trauma from childbirth or sexual intercourse
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What is the treatment for vulvar swelling?

Treatment for vulvar swelling from a pelvic pain specialist can vary depending on the cause.

Once the cause of your swelling is discovered, treatments may include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications (both oral and topical medications)
  • Nerve blocks and other forms of anesthesia
  • BOTOX 
  • Minimal Vulvar Surgery 
  • Biofeedback to reduce the chronic muscle spasms often associated with vulvar swelling
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Why choose Pelvic Pain Doc?

At Pelvic Pain Doc, we understand the discomfort of vulvar swelling. That’s why our dedicated team works closely with patients to provide comprehensive care tailored to their needs. We use the latest techniques to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your symptoms so you can get back to feeling your best quickly.

With years of experience and expertise in resolving pelvic pain issues, choose Dr. Bahlani is a pelvic pain specialist that has helped countless women with vulvar swelling and other related matters. Contact us today.

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