A 31-year-old female asked:
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i have 2 painless, small, dark black patches in vulva, inside old bartholin's cyst scar. they are def new. i'm 31 what could cause this?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Black Vulvar patches: Anytime a dermatologist here's the word black from a patient about a skin lesion, we get nervous. It is critical that you consult your doctor about these patches immediately. While there are many possible diagnoses, one would want to ensure that these are not potential malignancies. There are many other diagnoses for this too.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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