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twentysix
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part of my inner labia has been swollen for a while. it doesn't really hurt, but i'm concious of it all the time. it's only swollen in one spot and doesn't look like herpes / hpv... but it very well could be, and that has been on my mind for 3 weeks. i've looked up both online, and this swollen area looks nothing like either, but i don't know!

i'm going to the gyno soon, but in the meantime, how can i stop myself from freaking out too much?

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...i'd also like to add that it aches sometimes, but i think it might just be from me poking around x__o
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You can stop yourself from freaking out by realizing that going to the doctor is the best thing you can do for your labia and yourself. [Smile]

Poking around can aggrivate things, so you might want to stop doing that. Also, sitting in a warm bath with salts can help sooth achiness.

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twentysix
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heh, thanks dark child. it's probably something i shouldn't be excessively worrying about because i've weighted my risks, and they're really not that bad.

thank you <3

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okay the latest gyno appt. i could get was in roughly 3 weeks.

my left labia is swollen, and now my upper left thigh hurts... but i think i might have just pulled a muscle while sleeping or something. is this something i should be concerned about and try to get an earlier appoitment? or should i wait?

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Of course it would be better to get an early appointment. Do you have a family doctor ? If so, ask him if he does gynecologic exam ? Go see him. I think he could guide you, tell you whether or not it is an urgent matter, if you have reasons to worry about it.

And he could maybe set you an appointment with a gyno if he ever finds out it needs to be care of soon.

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