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    pakpcr posted:
    the last time my husband and I had sex I experienced some discomfort (almost painful). This has never happened before. I have notice some swelling on the inside that hasn't gone away after a few days. What could the cause be?
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    Karen Luster, MD responded:
    There are glands at the opening of the vagina. They can become irritated and swell. Swelling should go done after several days. If the swelling increases or the pain becomes intolerable, then a medical evaluation is necessary because an abscess or infection that may need antibiotics could be present. I do not know your age. Women over the age of 60 who have trouble in that area need to be evaluated to make sure a rare form of cancer is not present if symptoms don't resolve.


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