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Your Two - Sided Genital Swelling May Also be Known as:
Both sides of genitals are puffy
Both sides of genitals are swollen
Both sides of genitals feel puffy
Both sides of genitals feel swollen
Both sides of vagina are puffy
Both sides of vagina are swollen
Both sides of vagina feel puffy
Both sides of vagina feel swollen
Both sides of vulva are puffy
Both sides of vulva are swollen

Top 8 Two - Sided Genital Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Gonococcal Cervicitis

    Gonorrhea is a common STD and 350,000 cases occur each year in the United States. It is transmitted through unprotected sex.

    You should visit your primary care physician to get tested as soon as possible and discuss treatment options. Please make sure you have protected intercourse until you have been tested.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, painful sex, yellow pus vaginal discharge, heavy menstrual flow
    Symptoms that never occur with gonococcal cervicitis:
    improving vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.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
  3. 3.Endometrial Polyp

    Endometrial polyps are noncancerous growths in the uterine cavity. Associated symptoms include spotting and bleeding during or after sexual intercourse.

    You should speak with your primary care physician or OB/GYN about these symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, heavy menstrual flow, bleeding after sex, trouble getting pregnant
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female genital structures like the uterus, fallopian tube, ovary, and the surrounding abdominal wall. It is typically caused by N. Gonorrhoeae or C. Trachomatis.

    You should contact your doctor today. There, physical exams and swabs of the vagina will be needed to look for infection. Further blood testing or imaging may also be needed. Treatment involves antibiotics (orally) for both you and your partner

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, nausea or vomiting, vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, lower abdominal pain
    Symptoms that always occur with pelvic inflammatory disease:
    hidden: pid: pain fever or discharge
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  5. 5.Ovarian Torsion

    The twisting, or torsion, of the ovary around its surroundings. This may result in loss of blood to both the ovary and the fallopian tube. When diagnosed, this condition is considered an emergency and requires immediate surgery.

    You should go to the emergency room immediately. Diagnosis is made by ultrasound and surgery is required if the diagnosis is confirmed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea or vomiting, nausea, moderate abdominal pain, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)
    Symptoms that never occur with ovarian torsion:
    diarrhea, pain below the ribs, mild abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  6. 6.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
  7. 7.Cervical Polyp

    Cervical polyps are noncancerous growths in the cervical canal. Associated symptoms include spotting and bleeding during or after sexual intercourse.

    You should speak with your primary care physician or OB/GYN about these symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, bleeding after sex, heavy menstrual flow, mucousy vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Two - Sided Genital Swelling

  • Q.Is your vaginal swelling constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you urinate?
  • Q.Is your vaginal discharge constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How much discharge is coming out of your vagina?

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Two - Sided Genital Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 20% White / Gray Vaginal Discharge
    • 20% Vaginal Itch or Burning
    • 16% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced two-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 two-sided genital swelling were most often matched with:

    • 29% Yeast Infection
    • 11% Gonococcal Cervicitis
    • 7% Endometrial Polyp

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