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DD is 14 and came to me last night complaining that it hurts to walk as she has an ache 'down below'. After much cajoling, I got her to let me look and her whole genital region looks massively swollen - almost cartoonish. Her clitoris and labia 'lips' are massive and it just looks weird! It is not bruised, just massive, and she assures me nothing untoward has happened to her.
What could this be combined with the pain?
I have googled only for loads of disgusting web sites to come up.
I am taking her to GP tonight (if I can get her there) but there are no women GPs available only male and she has said she will not let a male GP look at her. Another option is to take her to our 'walk in' centre and get a female nurse to look at her.
I used to get this something similar when I was pregnant, cold water will help reduce the swelling, (the -pain-- uncomfortable feeling comes with the swelling.) Can't remember exactly what dr said it was now, (was 3 yrs ago) think it may possibly be thrush related.
Pahhhh, really feel for you. Remember about 8 yrs ago DH and I had gone out to buy a car, only to get a phone call from DS 2 to say DS1 was unwell and in agony. We got home (midday) to find DS1(15) in agony prepared to show both of us his swollen red testicles. Think the upshot of it all was that he had been wearing underpants that had become to tight (naughty mum) and had ended up with a severe case of dobies itch (according to DH). Anyway, just wanted to say that although it was a surprise that day to see parts of our sons anatomy we thought we may never see again, that he totally trusted us as your DD did to help them, even though it may have been embarrassing all round.
Yes TheHerder she showed me. Luckily we are a family who walk naked around the house on occasion so the DCs all know we ALL have genitals and don't have hangups about it . Although I do think she took a bit of cajoling because she knew I would be shocked as apparently she had waxed herself and has a baldie (I was)!
Well we are thinking it's thrush. She has put on some Canestan and it feels better. I was going to to take her to the walk-in centre but she decided to stay out with her friends after school until 6pm so we will wait for the appointment I managed to get with a female GP on Monday just to check her over.
One thing I am thinking though is that she completely waxed herself down there (quite a shock) as she was trying to do a Brazilian which went wrong, so maybe an allergic reaction to the strips? Can't imagine what the GP will think! I had been reading about 'enlarged labias' and was getting a bit worried for her.
i hope she feels better soon and that it is "just" thrush. i know when it happened to me it felt really awful for a few days. definitely putting something cool against it helped, so maybe suggest tht to her if it's uncomfortable over the weekend
TheHerder I am a regular but have name changed due to the sensitive nature of this thread obviously. I did not think about DD waxing herself till afterwards as the problem was lower down than the hairy bits (or non hairy) iykwim.
Don't know wtf you are trying to insinuate - maybe I'm a fat, hairy, trucker with an obsession about teenage girls swollen vaginas or maybe you are a prat?