What other symptoms might occur with vaginal swelling?
Vaginal swelling may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the reproductive tract may also involve other body systems.
Reproductive tract symptoms that may occur along with vaginal swelling
Vaginal swelling may accompany other symptoms affecting the reproductive tract including:
- Abnormal vaginal discharge
- Bleeding after sexual intercourse
- Genital itching
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Redness of the vagina and vulva
- Vaginal and vulvar blisters or sores
- Vaginal pain or burning
Other symptoms that may occur along with vaginal swelling
Vaginal swelling may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:
- Pain or burning with urination
- Shortness of breath
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, vaginal swelling may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have vaginal swelling with any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
- Bleeding while pregnant
- High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Severe pain
- Uncontrollable vaginal bleeding
What is vaginal swelling?
Swelling of the vagina can be generalized or may be present only in a limited location. Generalized swelling is known as edema. Edema results from fluid filling the tissues and may be associated with normal-looking, red or blotchy overlying skin. In inflammation, the skin is often swollen and red and may be warm to the touch.
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What causes vaginal swelling?
Vaginal swelling can occur due to edema, inflammation, infection, cysts, abscesses or tumors. Edema may occur with conditions affecting other body systems, while the rest of the causes of vaginal swelling tend to only affect the vagina and reproductive organs.