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Medical News Today: What to do about vaginal cysts, sores, and bumps

A lump or bump on the vagina may have a variety of causes. Causes can include cysts, warts, polyps, and, rarely, vaginal cancer. Treatment depends on the cause and may involve medication, lifestyle and hygiene changes, or even surgery. Learn more about the causes and treatment options of lumps on the vagina here.
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Medical News Today: What is labial hypertrophy and is it normal?

Each person's vagina and vulva are unique, and there is wide variation between people. Labial hypertrophy is when one or both vaginal lips, or labia, are larger than usual. This is normal and not a cause for concern. Some people choose to have surgery for cosmetic reasons. Learn more about vaginal hypertrophy here.

Medical News Today: Is it normal to notice blood clots during your period?

Noticing blood clots in your menstrual blood is perfectly normal. Menstrual clots usually indicate a heavy flow. People may wish to see a doctor if the blood clots are very large or very frequent. In this article, we look at the causes of normal and abnormal menstrual clots, and when to seek medical advice.

Medical News Today: Ovarian torsion: Everything you need to know

Ovarian torsion is when an ovary twists around its own ligaments. This can cause severe pain, nausea, and abdominal tenderness. People should seek urgent medical care for ovarian torsion, as the ovary tissue may die without prompt intervention. In this article, find out about the symptoms and risk factors.

Medical News Today: What happens when a woman has low testosterone?

People tend to associate testosterone with males, but everyone requires some of this sex hormone. Testosterone levels change over time, and lower levels can lead to symptoms such as fatigue and a diminished sex drive. We look at the symptoms, causes, and treatments of reduced testosterone levels in women.

Medical News Today: ‘Vaginal rejuvenation’ devices ‘have serious risks,’ warn FDA

Some women may opt for a 'vaginal rejuvenation' procedure to improve vaginal tone or pelvic function. This can bring 'serious' health risks, say the FDA.

Medical News Today: 14 possible causes for irregular periods

There are many possible causes for irregular periods. You should always talk to your doctor if your period is irregular so that they can rule out underlying medical conditions or more serious causes. Here are fourteen possible causes, plus additional symptoms you may experience.

Medical News Today: What to know about vaginal steaming

Vaginal steaming refers to exposing the vagina to steam to cleanse it and enhance its health. In addition to hot steam, some people put herbs in the water for added benefits. In this article, learn about whether vaginal steaming is safe and effective, as well as about the possible risks.

Medical News Today: What causes vaginal cramps?

Vaginal cramps, or spasms, can occur for a variety of reasons. Most of the time, mild vaginal cramps are due to menstruation. Severe or recurring vaginal cramps may occur as a result of an underlying medical condition, such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, or dyspareunia. Learn more here.

Medical News Today: Vaginal pH balance: Symptoms, remedies, and tests

While vaginal pH levels tend to change over a person’s lifetime, normal levels are usually below 4.5. A high pH may indicate a bacterial infection or another condition. The presence of menstrual blood and semen can also raise the pH. Here, we cover the symptoms of an unbalanced pH, at-home tests, and natural remedies.