For once, my Google-Fu is failing me. Or, at least, not giving me the answers that I think are correct.
Basically what I am experiencing is a recurring problem with swelling and pain in my ladybits. Externally everything appears normal, but the labia minora is swollen pretty badly. As I am one of those that is especially uneven in that regard, it is especially pronounced on the right side which is my "omg I could totally pitch a tent with this" side. It's swollen to the point now where its more than marginally visible externally, which as would be expected is causing some secondary irritation. Best part? It feels like someone punched me in the crotch.
This has happened a few times over the last year or so. It seems to just creep up on me over a day or so. I don't think it's related to my cycle. I have no discharge, no itching–which is why I say my Google-Fu fails, because everyone seems to just go "oh it's a yeast infection!". I only have the swelling and the bruiselike pain.
As for history, I haven't been sexually active since August, and in the 11 years… yes, 11… prior to that it was only with the same partner. I am not presently on birth control of any sort, and really haven't been for several years, though I did give Nuvaring a whirl two months ago (and didn't care for it so never got another one).
So, any advice? Any of you ever heard of such a thing? I will go to the doc if I have to, but I'm *this close* to losing my insurance right now so I may not be able to get in before then… which means I wouldn't be able to afford it. : /