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Is there anything to get rid of dark skin near my vagina

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Mandy
54 years experience Dermatology
Genital dark skin: This is difficult, bleaching creams will not work, lasers will improve the situation but involve recovery time and are not perfect. Sometimes excisio ... Read More
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Dr. Carolyn Quist
34 years experience Gynecology
No: Not sure how extensive the area is but may be normal for you. Could also indicate a skin cancer if new onset and focalized. I recommend asking your do ... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nothing: There's no real treatment for the darkening of the skin that can appear in these areas. Sometimes if women are overweight or obese, weight loss can h ... Read More
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends : Some people just have dark skin in that area of the body. That cannot be changed. Others have a condition called acanthosis nigricans. Weight loss hel ... Read More
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pigment cells: Those are a concentration of pigment cells and are more common in obese or recent weight loss patients, it is also more common in italians, greeks, an ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Genital warts: The lesions u describe seem to resemble genitl warts. You should have yourself checked by a gynecologist.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes,: The extra tissue can be excised if it is a hymenal remnant, scar tissue post vaginal delivery, or "excess labia". Have a gyn md evaluate the area to s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manfred Rothstein
46 years experience Dermatology
Possible intertrigo: This is likely intertrigo, a heat type rash in skin folds. First, keep the area dry by blow drying after a shower and liberal powdering. Then, try 1% ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe Genital Warts: The "tags"could possibly be genital warts. Please see your clinician for evaluation.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Examination: At your age the first step is to schedule a visit with a gynecologist. An exam will be done to determine what extra skin you are referring to. You may ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Maybe normal: The vaginal skin is not smooth like your facial skin. You can see your gynecologist to make sure there is nothing wrong.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can vs should: You can do it, but I would not recommend it. I would see an MD for an exam to determine the cause before treating with anything. May be a yeast inf ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Hydrocortisone: 1% hydrocortisone might be helpful, but if the rash is infected with either a bacteria or fungus, it might be a good idea to consult with a dermatolo ... Read More

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