Is my vagina normal? Worried. (photos)

Please ans me m worried abt this

Doctor Answers 6

Anatomy question

Your question is rather unspecific since your images show vulva ( labia majora/minora) and then the opening of the vagina with short distance into the organ. Based on the vulva image, if you are concerned with the appearance of the labia minora, the question could be addressed and possibly corrected. Female anatomy is a matter of personal perception as there is no perfect vulva or any parts of it, considered to be ideal. You may consult a gynecologist to assess the anatomy and address your concerns since it will be much easier after in office examination. Hope, it helps.

Yvonne Wolny, MD

Anatomy question

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Your question is rather unspecific since your images show vulva ( labia majora/minora) and then the opening of the vagina with short distance into the organ. Based on the vulva image, if you are concerned with the appearance of the labia minora, the question could be addressed and possibly corrected. Female anatomy is a matter of personal perception as there is no perfect vulva or any parts of it, considered to be ideal. You may consult a gynecologist to assess the anatomy and address your concerns since it will be much easier after in office examination. Hope, it helps.

Yvonne Wolny, MD

Vaginal Appearance

Thank you for your question and sharing your photographs. There is a wide variation in the appearance and size of a woman's genital anatomy. If you could please clarify what are your concerns.

Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic and Reconstructive Urologist -- Cleveland, Ohio)

Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP
Cleveland Urologist
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Vaginal Appearance

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Thank you for your question and sharing your photographs. There is a wide variation in the appearance and size of a woman's genital anatomy. If you could please clarify what are your concerns.

Jeffrey S. Palmer, MD, FACS, FAAP (Cosmetic and Reconstructive Urologist -- Cleveland, Ohio)

Is my vagina normal?

This is a truly important question and the answer quite simply is yes, you are perfectly normal.  This Realself site is an excellent way for patients and surgeons to share questions and answers about specific problems and to discuss possible solutions and their risks and benefits.  The field of cosmetic gynecology is a new field that is rapidly growing as women are becoming more aware and communicative about issues with sexuality, comfort and appearances.  The shadow side to this is that women such as you who are perfectly normal may have insecurities and fears about things that twenty years ago few were talking about.  

But even in this way the answers on Realself should bring you comfort without the embarrassment of a physical examination.  The other surgeons correctly answered that there is nothing wrong and even expressed confusion about what you are even talking about.  This is good and honest medicine and surgery.  Don't fix it if it is not broken. The terse answers by other surgeons speak volumes that should reassure you.  

The reason that patients look to surgeons to improve the appearance of our body when it is absolutely normal is because of fear and insecurity.  Insecurity is the fear what others will think about us.  When it comes to a woman's genitalia this means she is  afraid how her lover will feel about her, that she will be rejected because when she allows intimacy she will not be perceived as beautiful and worthy - and her lover will leave her for someone else.   This is a deep and painful emotion.  We all want to be attractive to others and liked by others. But for a woman who will give of herself in a sexual intimate way this is even more critical and can open up deeper emotions.  From a biological perspective alone, sexual relations lead to pregnancy, a wonderful yet extraordinarily vulnerable time.     

This is the bottom line:  women must be very selective about who they are intimate with.  A man who loves you will accept you and find you beautiful and will be with you when you and your children need him.  But a man who looks at your genitals in a rejecting and hurtful way is one who can never be relied upon.   So choose a partner who loves you and not just how your body looks.  And the way you do that is by going very very slowly when it comes to sexual intimacy.  The ones that leave were really interested more in your body rather than you.  Friendship and commitment in marriage matters more than sex.

Is my vagina normal?

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This is a truly important question and the answer quite simply is yes, you are perfectly normal.  This Realself site is an excellent way for patients and surgeons to share questions and answers about specific problems and to discuss possible solutions and their risks and benefits.  The field of cosmetic gynecology is a new field that is rapidly growing as women are becoming more aware and communicative about issues with sexuality, comfort and appearances.  The shadow side to this is that women such as you who are perfectly normal may have insecurities and fears about things that twenty years ago few were talking about.  

But even in this way the answers on Realself should bring you comfort without the embarrassment of a physical examination.  The other surgeons correctly answered that there is nothing wrong and even expressed confusion about what you are even talking about.  This is good and honest medicine and surgery.  Don't fix it if it is not broken. The terse answers by other surgeons speak volumes that should reassure you.  

The reason that patients look to surgeons to improve the appearance of our body when it is absolutely normal is because of fear and insecurity.  Insecurity is the fear what others will think about us.  When it comes to a woman's genitalia this means she is  afraid how her lover will feel about her, that she will be rejected because when she allows intimacy she will not be perceived as beautiful and worthy - and her lover will leave her for someone else.   This is a deep and painful emotion.  We all want to be attractive to others and liked by others. But for a woman who will give of herself in a sexual intimate way this is even more critical and can open up deeper emotions.  From a biological perspective alone, sexual relations lead to pregnancy, a wonderful yet extraordinarily vulnerable time.     

This is the bottom line:  women must be very selective about who they are intimate with.  A man who loves you will accept you and find you beautiful and will be with you when you and your children need him.  But a man who looks at your genitals in a rejecting and hurtful way is one who can never be relied upon.   So choose a partner who loves you and not just how your body looks.  And the way you do that is by going very very slowly when it comes to sexual intimacy.  The ones that leave were really interested more in your body rather than you.  Friendship and commitment in marriage matters more than sex.

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Am I normal?

Hello Chiku,

Everything looks normal, but you weren't specific regarding what characteristics of your vulva and introitus bother you.

Oscar A. Aguirre, MD

Urogynecologist & Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeon 

Am I normal?

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Hello Chiku,

Everything looks normal, but you weren't specific regarding what characteristics of your vulva and introitus bother you.

Oscar A. Aguirre, MD

Urogynecologist & Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeon 

Normal

Thanks for sharing.  i am not sure what you are concerned about but yes you appear normal. 

John R Miklos MD

Normal

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Thanks for sharing.  i am not sure what you are concerned about but yes you appear normal. 

John R Miklos MD

When you worry about your normal vagina

Your vagina is totally normal. There's nothing to be worried about. You may relax now and get on with your life.

When you worry about your normal vagina

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Your vagina is totally normal. There's nothing to be worried about. You may relax now and get on with your life.

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