Definition Swollen gums are abnormally enlarged, bulging, or protruding. Alternative Names Swollen gums; Gingival swelling Considerations Gum swelling is quite common and may involve one or many of the triangular-shaped bits of gum between nearby teeth. These sections are called papillae. Occasionally, the gums swell significantly, blocking the teeth completely. Common Causes Gingivitis Infection by a virus or fungus Malnutrition Poorly fitting dentures Pregnancy Sensitivity to toothpaste or mouthwash Scurvy Side effect of a drug such as Dilantin or phenobarbital
Vulvar cancer is cancer that starts in the vulva . Vulvar cancer most often affects the labia, the folds of skin outside the vagina. In some cases, vulvar cancer may start on the clitoris or in glands on the sides of the vagina opening.
Cancer - perineum
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Most vulvar cancers begin in skin cells called squamous cells. Other vulvar cancers are:
Basal cell carcinoma
Vulvar cancer is relatively rare. Risk factors include:
Human papilloma virus
(HPV, or genital warts
) infection in women under age 50
Chronic skin changes such as lichen sclerosis or squamous hyperplasia in women over age 50
History of cervical cancer or vaginal cancer
Women with a condition called vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN) have a greater risk of developing vulvar cancer that spreads. However, most cases of VI...
Last time I posted here, I was edging towards a little bit of preeclampsia (if such a term as "little bit" applies to a pregnancy complication) and feeling not-so-comfortable as the months went by, but I did feel confident that I'd be okay for the duration and I'd see my baby born at the end of April. Easy-peasy, right? Whoops. Someone should have told my body to behave. Baby is on April 15th, instead of her scheduled date of April 29 (and well before her actual due date of May 6th), thanks to the pregnancy complication known as preeclampsia. So I'm currently writing this post from the hospital room, where I've been hanging out for the last three weeks. (Let me tell you, "bed rest" is anything but. I'm constantly woken up in the middle of the night by doctors and nurses who need vital signs, blood pressure results, etc, and then that whole "Oh, bladder!" moment when the baby is sitting on my bladder and wakes me up.) And baby girl is coming fir...
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