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Hello, here is my concern.

One of my inner labia is red and swollen. It is sticking up which it has never done before. It has been like this for more than 6 hours, since I last had intercourse. The intercourse was nothing unusual or especially painful, but my genitals have been more sensitive than usual, lately.
What should I do? I've taken ibuprofen which makes contact with my pants/panties less painful, but it is still hurting and swollen.
Should I go to urgent care or wait it off until I can get an appt at the clinic?

Thank you for your quick reply.

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It's possible it's just a little bit of irritation from intercourse ... I'd wait a day or so, and if it's not gone then, then either make an appt or go to the urgent care clinic.

In the meantime, have a warm bath (the heat might help) and try to remove as many irritants as possible (like ... pants. If you can, 'take it all off' ... Run around naked for a night. That might help too)

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