What does it mean if your labia is purple?
The color can also vary, depending on blood flow. During arousal, the flow of blood increases, and the vulva may appear purplish. Some people note color changes when they have certain medical conditions. A yeast infection, for example, may cause the vulva to appear purple or red.
Does pregnancy cause labia to darken?
Increased vaginal swelling Hormonal changes and increased blood flow may also cause your vagina and labia to darken and take on a bluish tint.
Why did my labia darken?
Friction – One of the most common causes of intimate area darkening is friction. This can be caused by wearing underwear that doesn’t fit properly or clothing that is too tight. It can also be caused by everyday activities, such as exercise, sex and even walking.
Can early pregnancy cause swollen labia?
The increased blood flow occurs as early as one month after conception. The fullness and congestion in the area usually get gradually worse as the pregnancy progresses. As the uterus enlarges, it also blocks the flow of venous blood which adds to the swelling in the vulva and contributes to swelling in the legs, too.
What Colour should labia be?
“Vaginas vary in shape, size and colour,” says Dr Elneil. “Some are small and ovoid [egg-shaped], some are large and cylindrical, and the colours can vary from light pink to a deep brownish red-pink.
Why is one side of my labia longer?
It is perfectly normal for both the outer labia (labia majora) and inner labia (labia minora) to vary in size color, shape and for one side to be larger or smaller than the other. The medical word for this is called, “normal variation”. There is no perfect size, shape or color that labia should be.
Do your labia swell during pregnancy?
It’s common to have a feeling of fullness in your labia or vulva during pregnancy due to increased blood flow to that area. Your labia and the surrounding area will feel especially swollen and tender after delivery.