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Your One - Sided Genital Swelling May Also be Known as:
Left side of genitals feels puffy
Left side of genitals feels swollen
Left side of genitals is puffy
Left side of genitals is swollen
Left side of genitals puffiness
Left side of genitals swelling
Left side of vagina feels puffy
Left side of vagina feels swollen
Left side of vagina is puffy
Left side of vagina is swollen

Top 5 One - Sided Genital Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Yeast Infection

    Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called "Candida." Candida is the scientific name for yeast that lives almost everywhere, including in the human body. Typically, our immune system keeps it under control, but if you take antibiotics or gets sick, the fungus can multiply and cause an infection. In this case, it is happening in the vagina.

    You can treat this with over-the-counter medications. However, if an over-the-counter does not work, it could be a different type of vaginal infection and evaluation in a clinic is needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, thick vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, vulvovaginal redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Atrophic Vaginitis

    Atrophic vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina and surrounding structures. It is caused by decreased levels of estrogen which causes the endometrial and vaginal lining to thin and vaginal pH to increase, causing symptoms like dryness, burning, and itching.

    You should speak with your physician to discuss symptoms and treatment options. Treatment may include estrogen replacement, moisturizers, and lubricants.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, vaginal itch or burning, painful sex, bleeding after sex
    Symptoms that always occur with atrophic vaginitis:
    hidden: menarche status: perimenopausal or postmenopausal
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Trichomonas Vaginal Infection

    Trichomonas vaginalis infection (or "Trichomoniasis" or "trich") is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite of the same name. It affects over 3 million people per year, but only about 30% have any symptoms.

    You should go see your primary care doctor in the coming days. He or she may order a number of tests to identify if the bug is actually the cause of your symptoms. Treatment involves prescription metronidazole or tinidazole.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vulvovaginal odor, vaginal itch or burning, vaginal bleeding, white/gray vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal ulcer
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Bacterial Vaginosis

    Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection caused when too much of certain bacteria change the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection and is not caused by poor hygiene (in fact, excessive washing of the vagina may increase the risk). Its symptoms are usually mild, consisting primarily of a white-gray vaginal discharge that has a fishy smell.

    You should visit your primary care physician. If you have any symptoms of BV, a swab of the discharge will be tested to confirm the diagnosis, and antibiotic treatment will be started.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, vulvovaginal odor, bloody vaginal discharge, thick vaginal discharge, thin vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Severe Facial Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    You should head to the nearest ER by car since your infection seems like it might be spreading. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, pink or red facial bump, painful facial bump, growing facial lump
    Symptoms that always occur with severe facial skin abscess:
    pink or red facial bump, facial bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About One - Sided Genital Swelling

  • Q.Is your vaginal swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.Have you ever had a yeast infection?
  • Q.Has your vaginal discharge been getting better or worse?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our one-sided genital swelling symptom checker.

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One - Sided Genital Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced one-sided genital swelling have also experienced:

    • 23% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 13% Vaginal Discharge
    • 8% Vaginal Pain
  • People who have experienced one-sided genital swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 54% Less Than a Week
    • 20% Less Than a Day
    • 10% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced one-sided genital swelling were most often matched with:

    • 26% Yeast Infection
    • 15% Trichomonas Vaginal Infection
    • 5% Atrophic Vaginitis

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