Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
    swollen labia 36 weeks pregnant
    An_219372 posted:
    am 36 weeks pregnant and today i noticed the right side of my labia is very swollen and very sore to the touch it hurts to sit down and get situated should i be concerned or is this normal
    sam_bam23 responded:
    what is a labia?
    sam_bam23 replied to sam_bam23's response:
    never mind i looked it up i feel stupid for ascking but dint know...sounds painful
    EONeal82 responded:
    it is absolutely normal. its another one of those lovely "side effects" that noone tells you about! I am 38 weeks pregnant and have been swollen down there for about 4 weeks now, I also experienced this in my 1st pregnancy.
    Theres not much you can do to relieve this, but I find that wearing my fiance's boxer briefs or my own bigger fitting boy shorts versus my regular underwear helps. It gives "support" since theres some tightness to the briefs but since they arent my own bikini-style underwear they dont put pressure right on the immediate area.

    Helpful Tips

    Easing Early Pregnancy NauseaExpert
    For many women, eating a small snack every hour or two will keep nausea to a minimum. Almost any food will do, but nuts are a great choice, ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    41 of 56 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.