My labia minora is large..I am only 14 almost 15. I also have an extra piece of skin on the left that just sits there..this is very embarassing and I don't know what to do. My hymen is also right ABOve my vaginal opening. So when I masturbate or put a tampon in, it doesn't even touch my finger or tampon, so my hymen won't go away. The past couple days I have been itchy and red down there, I've tried everything it won't stop.
Extra skin on vagina, big labia, Hymen not over opening? (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Excess labial tissue and hymen remnants
1) you are perfectly normal; the appearance of you labial suggests only minimal excess;
2) the hymen has already ruptured as evidenced by your ability to place a tampon;
3) red and itchy can be a sign of irritation from masturbation or a yeast infection. For a yeast infection there are over-the-counter creams (Gyne-lotrimin, among others) that are effective.
Labial reduction can be performed to tailor the excess tissue for a tidier look. This is a common request in my practice.
Be sure to consult a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and insist on seeing a comprehensive portfolio of pre- and post-op pictures so you can see the types of results that are reasonable to expect.
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