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Vaginal swelling during pregnancy? TMI, Sorry. J☮RDAN ❤ Due April 9; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hopkinsville, Kentucky 202 posts
25th Oct '11

I'm 32 weeks pregnant, for a couple weeks I've been having issues with swelling down there and it is rather uncomfortable. My doctor said the swelling was due to increased blood flow and that it was completely normal.. but didn't give me any advice on trying to eliminate the discomfort. Well, tonight.. it seems to be more swollen, not itching or burning.. but a rather throbbing pain. It's not horrible, but it definitely doesn't feel pleasant.
A bit ago, i decided to get my mirror out and have a look down there and what i saw worries me.. The inside of my vagina as you've already read is swollen, protruding and tonight i saw something that i have never seem before.. it looked similar to a hemorrhoid, sticking out a bit from the right side of my vagina.. purple in color and that is where the pain is coming from. The right side is more swollen than the other. I'm not sure what this is.. i mean, i am prone to getting hemorrhoids.. but IN MY VAGINA? Is this even possible?
Anyone know what this might be? I'm going to try and get some sleep here in a bit and call my OB in the morning and try to figure out what's going on.

Incognito Ninja 2 kids; 3 angel babies; That one city, IN, United States 20881 posts
25th Oct '11

It's normal pregnancy stuff. Grab a condom, fill with water, freeze it, & then place it up against you, or wrap something around it and place it in your panties. It will help!

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
25th Oct '11

I had this and i put it down to increased blood flow and the babys head pushing down on that area. But it just kept getting more swollen, so went to the drs and it turned out it was thrush. Maybe get it checked out, i was getting worried at the size of my vagina lol!
A bit of cream and a pessary and its back to normal size thank god!

J☮RDAN ❤ Due April 9; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hopkinsville, Kentucky 202 posts
25th Oct '11
Quoting Lauren/Mummy:" I had this and i put it down to increased blood flow and the babys head pushing down on that area. But ... [snip!] ... out, i was getting worried at the size of my vagina lol! A bit of cream and a pessary and its back to normal size thank god!"


Thrush? Like.. a Yeast infection? I've never had one, so i don't know much about it but wouldn't it cause irregular vaginal discharge, odor and itching/burning? I'm not having those symptoms.. Just swelling, throbbing pain and the purple discoloration, i'm thinking the purple color might have something to do with the increased blood flow as well. Hopefully i can be seen by the doc tomorrow and figure this out!

No Earth Mother 2 kids; Darlington, United Kingdom 7431 posts
25th Oct '11
Quoting Colin & Julian's Mama:" Thrush? Like.. a Yeast infection? I've never had one, so i don't know much about it but wouldn't it ... [snip!] ... have something to do with the increased blood flow as well. Hopefully i can be seen by the doc tomorrow and figure this out!"

Not nessercarily! I didnt have any other symptoms other than the swelling and discomfort. There was no odour or abnormal discharge or itching. But yeah might be worth seeing the dr cause i couldnt walk cause of it in the end, the cream works in about 3 days as well.

Tavares Heather Due November 21 (girl); 3 kids; Hawaii 8 posts
25th Oct '11
Quoting Colin & Julian's Mama:" I'm 32 weeks pregnant, for a couple weeks I've been having issues with swelling down there and it is ... [snip!] ... be? I'm going to try and get some sleep here in a bit and call my OB in the morning and try to figure out what's going on."


i would go tothe er im 35 week n swollen down there but not like that maybe ur lifnoids r inflamed

J☮RDAN ❤ Due April 9; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hopkinsville, Kentucky 202 posts
25th Oct '11

Well... the doctor couldn't see me today so, i have to wait until tomorrow morning. I explained to the nurse that my vagina was very swollen and that it was rather sore, and explained the purple color to her and she said that because my vagina was so swollen that maybe the purple spot was coming from my rectum and that i was confused, but I KNOW that isn't the case. I know the difference between my vagina and rectum.. thanks. Hopefully i'll figure out what's going on!

ChickyHotWing Due January 10 (boy); Kentucky 7 posts
25th Oct '11

It's possibly a varicose vein in your vaginal area. For the same reasons many women get them in their legs during pregnancy, swelling can also cause them in your womanly parts. They are caused from increased pressure and blood. Good luck at the Dr though!

J☮RDAN ❤ Due April 9; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hopkinsville, Kentucky 202 posts
28th Oct '11

Thanks to all who replied.
Went to the Doctor Wednesday and turns out that i have a small cyst on one of the glands at the opening of my vagina. How crazy.. I've never even heard of people getting this.