Labia Pain During Pregnancy Caused Due To Swelling & Injury

Pregnancy brings along numerous physical, emotional as well as hormonal changes. Women who are pregnant for the first time tend to get very worried about these changes as they are not sure if they are normal. One such occurrence is the change in appearance of the female genitals during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, the hormones are produced on a larger scale and these hormones are responsible for a majority of the changes that accompany pregnancy. After conception, a larger volume of blood flows to the pelvic region...

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As a result of this, the blood vessels in the tissues of the pubic region get filled to capacity with blood. This condition results in swelling and tenderness of the area. Many women are known to feel excruciating pain that shoots through either one side of or both lips of the labia. Labia swelling during pregnancy can also be caused by varicose veins in the labia and this can cause a considerable amount of discomfort. At times, small boils or raised areas are also seen on the labia as a result of this. As the pregnancy progress, the weight of the uterus and developing baby exert more pressure on this region resulting in labia pain during pregnancy. In addition, the skin becomes very sensitive and slight roughness during intercourse or cleansing can lead to labia injury during pregnancy. This is generally seen in the form of a small tear in the folds of the labia. Swelling of the vaginal walls or the labia may also be caused by infection since the body is prone to infection as a result of a compromised immune system. An infection would usually be accompanied by an itchy or burning sensation, especially experienced while urinating. No form of infection should be neglected as it could cause complications that could affect the wellbeing of the baby. Hence, consulting a doctor to ascertain the actual cause of the swelling is essential.

In case the swelling is due to the increased blood flow, standing for long periods of time causes a rush of blood flow to the pubic region as a result of the gravitational pull. Hence, the best way to control the discomfort experienced as a result of swollen labia is to lie down as much as possible until the swelling subsides. Sitting in one position for extended periods of time should also be avoided. The use of a recliner may also prove to be beneficial to some extent. Walking is a good form of exercise that helps in the proper circulation of blood.

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