My labia minora gets swollen and becomes itchy after every period cycle. Why so?

Q. Why does the labia minora swell and become itchy after every menstrual cycle?

Answered by
Dr. Richa Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

My labia minora gets swollen and becomes itchy after every period cycle. It occurs for five to six days. Why so?

Please help.



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I went through your query and understood your concern.

Your symptoms are suggestive of vaginitis. It is mainly due to fungal infection. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below.

1. Keep the area dry and clean.

2. Drink plenty of warm water, and have a soft diet.

3. Use a good antifungal medicine and cream for application.

4. Wear cotton undergarments.

5. Do not wash your vagina frequently with water and soap.

6. Check your blood sugar.

Kindly consult a specialist, talk with them, and take medicines with their consent.

Thanks and regards.

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