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labia minoria itching

By August 14, 2015 - 12:46am
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I am 18. and I do masturbate.But the problem is now my labia minoria is itching and now Ifeel back pain and thigh pain. I don' know Whether these pains are part of any symptom of itching labia minoria (vaginal lips).

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Thank you Mrs. Maryann Gromisch RN .Its my priveldge to be acknowledged by you.
and am sure your advice will help me alot.
and i have 1 more doubt will excess masterbation affect being pregnant? and my labia minoria is pulled outside i used to make inside .am very tensed :(

August 16, 2015 - 7:26am
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Hello aw sdf,

Masturbating will not prevent you from becoming pregnant and will not cause any changes in your labia minoria, or any other part of your body.


August 17, 2015 - 9:50am

Hello aw sdf,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for seeking our help with your concern.

This sounds like vulvitis, is an inflammation of the vulva. The vulva is defined as the area outside the vagina between the leg . It includes :
Mons pubis — fatty pads that are covered with pubic hair.
Labia — Commonly referred to as the "lips of the vagina".
Labia majora — hair covered fatty mounds referred to as the outer lips.
Labia minora — thin, wrinkled area referred to as the inner lips.
Creases where the legs are attached to a woman's body.

Vulvitis is generally caused by chemical irritation or a breakdown in the skin of the vulva. Several potential causes include yeast infections, bacterial infections, and maceration caused by constant rubbing or scratching of the vulva. which then leads to a breakdown in the skin and irriation.

In your case, depending on how often and how aggressively you masturbate, maceration is the cause of the itching.

It should not cause you any long term problems. Avoid masturbating until the itching stops.
Dove or Ivory unscented soap is also recommended to avoid drying out the skin of the vulva.
Wear cotton underpants. Wash the cotton underpants in Dreft baby detergent or any detergent that is made for sensitive skin and are free of dyes and perfumes.

If the itching persists or worsens, and you develop other symptoms such as a foul-smelling vaginal discharge, you will need to be seen by a gynecologist. It could mean an infection.


August 14, 2015 - 8:44am
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