Labia minora, clitoris hood reduction, vaginal fungus, ugly?
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Labiaplasty can help some women who suffer from yeast infections in the folds of their enlarged labia
Reducing size of labia and hood may reduce your recurrent yeast infections
Will labiaplasty or clitoral hood reduction help with my yeast infections?
Irritation of a woman's genitalia commonly can come from yeast. Women with enlarged labia minora that rub on clothing can also become irritated. Its possible that yeast infections occur more frequently because of the size and shape of external genitalia. Its also possible that the underlying problem is not yeast but rather a symptom of chronic irritation because of a woman's anatomical shape. In the latter case where the problem is anatomy itself - certainly a woman can expect relief from the chronic irritation after labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction.Its less certain if the irritation is indeed from chronic yeast infections.If you were my patient I would do a vaginal culture to make sure that this is indeed yeast. Consider probiotic supplements which can help prevent this. A young healthy woman should not suffer from Chronic yeast infections. Good luck!
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Surgery not advised
Young women rarely have problems with genital anatomy that require surgical repair. The yeast infections should be evaluated by a GYN specialist, but are unlikely related to normal labial folds and features.
You are actually quite normal.
I appreciate your concern over your appearance but you should be made aware--right at the outset--that your labia are entirely normal. You have a normal protrusion of the inner lips beyond the outer lips; about 1/3 of all women on Earth have this same configuration.
I imagine that you will pursue a 'bobbing' of your natural feminine appearance if you must. But be aware of potential consequences such as poor wound healing, irregular shape/borders and virtually zero reduction of future thrush occurrences.Speaking of thrush (monilia), see a gyn to try to identify things you may be doing to inflame your vagina: Antibiotics? Too much douching? Trimming down one's labia merely because they are "there" is becoming a rather regrettable new trend.Do your research and make good choices. Good luck!
Enlarged Labia and Clitoral Hood
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