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Dr Pixie:
The subject of enlarged labia has really got you talking. A lot of you wondered, is it normal to have one side bigger than the other? Absolutely! It’s totally fine, don’t worry about it. We are all different.

Some of you wondered if large labia can affect health and cleanliness and ‘do they give rise to more infections’. Because the cells on the inside of the labia are actually mucus-producing, so they produce secretions, what happens is they actually make the labia stick together. And that can make people feel like they’re unclean or can sometimes give rise to maybe a slight smell. But in no way do they cause infections or any medical problems.

A lot of you have asked, will your labia get larger as you get older? The chances are, they will, and a lot of times this is related to the number of natural births you have.

A lot of you wondered, what do you actually do to deal with enlarged labia? Well, there is a procedure called labiaplasty—which again is something that’s got you all talking and passing comments about—which can be done through a cosmetic surgeon. It is not a routine procedure on the NHS, and is usually done by a surgeon who feels there is a clinical need based on pain or discomfort or distress to the patient. If you’re concerned about your labia, they’re causing you pain or psychological disturbance, it is always worthwhile talking to a doctor.

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Doctor Responses: Enlarged Labia

Dr Pixie answers your most frequently asked questions about enlarged labia such as: Will they get bigger as you get older? Can it affect your health and cleanliness? What can you do to deal with enlarged labia?

With thanks to the Baker Street Medical Centre

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dont hate em big, boys love large labia. they make sex more enjoyable for them so girls, consider yourselves blessed xxx





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Hi my labia is really wide and the lips spread apart and don't really touch. It's embarrassing and awkward and it's excruciating to wear underwear or any type of pants because EVERYTHING gets like wedgyied I between and it hurts so bad and no matter what I do nothing works so I've been in a lot of pain every day and it's awful. Please help me and give me advice on what I should do





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How much is libia surgery ? In the UK





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Basically it's like this, girls. You will only have a chance of getting a labioplasty on the NHS if the size is causing PHYSICAL problems - pain, irritation, infections etc. Even then it will be a bit of a postcode lottery depending on the attitude of your GP or specialist. If it's just for cosmetic reasons (you don't like the look of it) then get ready to go private and stump up £2000-£4000.





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I have a enlarge vagina and really haggy stomach and me and my partner slit up because of it when we would sleep together you would here it slapping together and my family are Irish and rreally strict if I went on TV and it's really deprissing me realy bad do u have to go on TV to be on eb





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My clitoris becomes painful wen im wearing tight jeans and sometimes become swollen especialy after masturbation,im not sure what is wrong wit me...plz help





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My 11 yr old told me that her vagina is growing outward and it hurts sometimes when she walks or does sport...is this normal?





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I have the same issue, also. My labia is very large. It hangs down, and it bothers me. I am a virgin, and I feel like if I were to have sex, that my partner would think it's weird or repulsive looking. My virginity is a prize that someone wants to take. It's special. So by that, I figured that If I were in a long, steady relationship,that my partner wouldn't care about the appearance of my vagina because he wouldn't love me just for that, he would love me, well, for me. The same with you. Your partner will love you for you. Your personality. How passionate you are about a subject. Your intelligence. Everything about you. I've read that larger labias' are more sensitive during sexual activities. Especially during sex. Since it's larger, it holds a lot of nerves. Makes sense? This is actually very common. I hope you are eventually going to realize that your body is wonderful. In every way. Your body is unique. It really is. I hope I have gave you some useful information!





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I've searched Google for a result but all I can find are plastic surgeons that ask for thousands of pounds! My family couldn't afford that in a million years, I've asked to see a doctor as they are all stretched and wrinkly, I feel so self conscious and I dread wearing a bikini :( I refused to have sex with my boyfriend because I was too self concious, nothing else about me is brilliant either, I don't know how to fix it I'm so ashamed





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I'm 18 and sexually actuve,iv noticed some changes in my vagina, I know it changes slightly after having sex but my inner labia seems to be a lot (!!) more visable than it used to be, I was just wondering is this normal? or does it mean it is inflamed or anything and needs medical help? I hate the look of it and find it so embarrassing.. It even causes me paid when walking sometimes. I hate it so much!!





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