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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?

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Hi, ok so I really need your help and advice. My labia is really long, around an inch and it hangs out and is also really wrinkly. I am extremely embarrassed and self conscious about it. I am terrified that a guy will think it's disgusting and I'm too scared to have sex because of it. I've also been asked to send nudes but I'm too scared what the guy will say or think about my labia. Do guys think it's gross if a girl has a long labia? Do they get turned off? Please help ASAP.





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I'm 21 and one side my labia is longer and I find it very discomforting and painfull it's constantly rubs and gets irritated is there anything that can be done more like surgery





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does labia gets larger for having rough sex?





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I'm 13 and my labia is pretty long but bunches up and hangs just outside of the opening of my vagina. I'm quite worried about it because it does feel strange walking in tight clothes sometimes and it's really annoying. Pleasseeee help.





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Hi am 22 years old,I have been sexually active for the past couple of months. And one thing I have noticed, my labia is getting bigger, is it because of the sexual activities or because am getting older, it's making me uncomfortable and nervous. Why is this happening to me ?





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My labia is larger than normal, and also hangs below my outer lips a bit. I've always been a bit self concious about it because none of my friends are the same way. It has never affected me to the point where I am embarrassed sexually though. I'm 19 so I've gotten pretty used to it. My biggest problem is when I'm wearing any type of underwear and pants, it gets irritated. Like its getting pinched or rubbing against my underwear when I walk. Is there any other way to help this problem besides surgery?





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I have really big minor labia and above them is a little bump a few centimetres, its wrinkly, what is this and shouldnt my major labia cover the minor ones?





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Hi im 13 and my labia is bigger that it was it is irritating it cheeps tubing on my under were





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I'm 24 I'm very worried someone went down on me and now my left libia is a bit stretched than than the right one it was swollen n brused d swelling is gone n I'm not be used anymore but the scars are left and my left libia is not back to its normal size ad its over five days now...will it return to the normal size soon r ever...plz help me





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I'm 15 and have one labia bigger than the other :( I'm a Virgin and don't plan to be having sex this year or anything but I have been insicure about this for about two years now. I'm too embarrassed to go to my parents because it's not something I would talk about to them, I want surgery but I'm too young and I doubt I will be aloud, I'm so insicure and so scared about how people/future partners may react! Help :(





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