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Labia Reduction on the NHS?

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Lmagl1 Wed 17-Aug-16 16:59:39

Im 19 (without children) and have two large labias. i started puberty very young so have had these for as long as i remember. My two large labias cause me so much discomfort; i constantly am forced to 'rearrange', i cant wear certain underwear and i find wearing shorts or tight trousers a) uncomfortable, and b) noticeable.
It is so awfully painful when it gets trapped, or i find it so unclean during my period which is always incredibly heavy.
I have been to the doctors so many times to attempt to discuss it, but end up finding another issue to talk about instead.
Also, despite being in a relationship now, during my school years i was called a fridge because i wouldnt want to show anybody my body. I still hate showing my boyfriend and i feel it has created a barrier during the relationship which especially became prevalent during our recent holiday.

I want to get them removed, but know my student loan will not cover it / wont be able to make enough money whilst studying my degree, so has anybody actually been successful with the NHS? and is there some sort of guideline to get it seen to? I am registered with the student practise but am concerned they will take it less seriously.
This issue is lowering my confidence and actually recently making me quite sad as my boyfriend said 'do you think you are different, is that why you dont like it?' i am already undergoing counselling privately, so if they suggest more, i would prefer not to.

Please, please, please help, im so very desperate.

GodImbored Wed 17-Aug-16 17:06:11

There is another thread on this, think it's on 30 days only. Can't link sorry but there is relevant advice for you there.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 17-Aug-16 17:11:07

I've answered on your other threadsmile

MatildaTheCat Wed 17-Aug-16 19:41:58

If you type your title into the search box you should find a previous long thread on this subject.

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