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Forgot my BCP yesterday. Took it today. But I have a dull ache on left side of vulva, like in the muscle. Aches a little when I pee. Hormonal?

Forgot my BCP yesterday. Took it today. But I have a dull ache on left side of vulva, like in the muscle. Aches a little when I pee. Hormonal?

Unlikely from missed: Pill. It sounds more likely to be related to early UTI, chafing, or vaginitis. Push fluids, try a warm bath and if there is no improvement, have it evaluated. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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What do vulvar lesions usually look like?

What do vulvar lesions usually look like?

There are different: Types of vulvar lesions. There is not one particular appearance. ...Read more

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I have pain in my vulvar. What could this be?

I have pain in my vulvar. What could this be?

Vulvodynia: Vulvodynia is a complex disorder that can be difficult to treat. The vagina should be examined, and tests, including wet mount, vaginal pH, fungal culture, and Gram stain, should be performed as indicated. Multiple treatments have been used including botulinum toxin injection. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is a vulvar dystrophy?

What is a vulvar dystrophy?

Abnormal growth: Is the growth of abnormal skin on the vulva. The vulvar skin can be too thin, too thick (hyperplasia), or a mixture of both. ...Read more

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What is vulva displacia?

What is vulva displacia?

Pre-cancer: Dysplasia means pre-cancer. These are changes that can occur before it becomes invasive cancer. Sometimes these pre-cancerous changes can change back to normal on their own. It is important to have this checked every 6 months by your doctor, stop smoking, and stay healthy to optimize your chance of this going away and never becoming cancer. ...Read more

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Is detol safe in vulvar area?

Is detol safe in vulvar area?

Dettol: As with other manufactured household cleaners, Dettol has the potential for causing lethal toxicity. It is poisonous when ingested and even when it is unintentionally inhaled. Absorption from the skin and mucous membranes may occur and you should not use this on yourself. ...Read more

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Vulvar cyst slightly getting soft?

Vulvar cyst slightly getting soft?

Bartholin cyst: It is plugged gland that frequently becomes infected. See a gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the effect of vulvar biopsy?

Result of biopsy: More important than the biopsy per se. Biopsy involves removing part of the lesion on the vulva so that it may be examined by a pathologist to determine the nature of the disease, usually to rule in or rule out cancer. The amount of tissue removed is not likely to leave any lasting mark. If your doctor has suggested a biopsy, please follow her/his advice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Vulvar disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Vulvar disorders?

Vulvar disorders: Vulvar disorders = conditions which affect the female external genitalia. ...Read more

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How big does a vulvar abscess have to before it is serious?

How big does a vulvar abscess have to before it is serious?

All sizes serious: Get it seen asap by a doctor do not let it get larger. ...Read more

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How disfiguring is scalpel surgery for severe vulvar dysphlasia?

How disfiguring is scalpel surgery for severe vulvar dysphlasia?

It varies.: It completely depends on both the size of the abnormal area, and upon the area of the vulva infected. Most results are not disfiguring. Do not hesitate to discuss these concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have rrecurent boils in my vulvar area. How do I take care of them, and stop them from happening?

I have rrecurent boils in my vulvar area. How do I take care of them, and stop them from happening?

Boils: Please start with a clinic visit to a primary doctor. If things go OK that is fine. If not you will be sent to a specialist. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pressure of vulvar varicoties? Any recommendation beside the v2 supporter?

What can I do to relieve the pressure of vulvar varicoties? Any recommendation beside the v2 supporter?

Compression stocking: There are prescription compression stockings that come above the waist. I believe that this would be a step above what you are using now. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Should you wash your vulva?

Should you wash your vulva?

The vulva area: Is the area outside of your vaginal, it should defintely be washed daily- that is considered good hygene. ...Read more

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What is vulvar lichen planus from?

What is vulvar lichen planus from?

Lichen planus: Nobody knows what the exact causes of lichen planus are. We know it can be triggered by taking certain medications, including thiazide diuretics, antimalarials and phenothiazines (a group of tranquilizing drugs with antipsychotic actions). A significant number of skin specialist doctors (dermatologists) believe it might be classified as an autoimmune disease. A higher-than-normal percentage, hepc+. ...Read more

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What is vulvar cancer?

What is vulvar cancer?

Genital cancer: Vulvar cancer is uncommon, a cancer of the external genitals of a woman. May present as a mass, an ulcerated abnormality, persistent nonhealing sore, lump. Generally in older women, takes time to develop. Just another reason to go for regular exams. ...Read more

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What causes burning vulva?

Many things: Burning is a symptom of something - you should see your provider. ...Read more

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How is vulvar cancer staged?

How is vulvar cancer staged?

Read below: Staging is a way of describing a cancer, such as where it is located, if or where it has spread, and if it is affecting the functions of other organs in the body. Doctors use diagnostic tests to determine the cancer's stage, so staging may not be complete until all of the tests are finished. Knowing the stage helps the doctor to decide what kind of treatment is best and can help predict a patient'. ...Read more

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How is vulvar cancer treated?

How is vulvar cancer treated?

Vulvar cancer: Vulvar dysplasia (precancer) can be treated by surgery (cutting it out or destroying it with a laser) or occasionally with medicine. Invasive vulvar cancer is most commonly treated with surgery (removal of lesion and lymph nodes). Rarely, chemotherapy or radiation is used also for advanced disease. ...Read more

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What are the causes of vulvar cancer?

What are the causes of vulvar cancer?

Not exactly clear: The risk factors for vulvar cancer include cigarette smoking, vulvar dystrophy (eg lichen sclerosus), vulvar or cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, human papillomavirus (hpv) infection, immunodeficiency syndroms, a prior history of cervical cancer, and northern european ancestry. ...Read more

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Can hidradenitis occur in the vulva too?

Can hidradenitis occur in the vulva too?

Yes: The groin is a common location for hidradenitis. Best of luck. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

Irritated vulva: The only way to tell for sure what is going on is to have the area examined by a gynecologist. But at age 49, one of the common reasons is dropping estrogen levels as menopause approaches. There may also be various skin conditions or infections as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes and risk factors for vulvar cancer?

What are the causes and risk factors for vulvar cancer?

HPV: The hpv family of viruses encompasses over 100 different strains responsible for cervical cancer, genital warts and vulvar/vaginal cancer. Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early age of first intercourse, history of abnormal pap smear, history of rectal cancer or hiv. Also, taking chronic meds like steroids or immune modulating meds for auto-immune diseases can increase the risk. ...Read more

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What is cancer of the vulva?

What is cancer of the vulva?

Female genital CA: Vulvar cancer can involve any part of the outside female genitalia (excluding breast) up to the inside of the vagina. ...Read more

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What causes ringworm on the vulva?

What causes ringworm on the vulva?

Really?: First you have to make the diagnosis. Koh exam involves gently scrapping the skin and examine the scales under the microscopic by an md. Ringworm is a fungus acquired by skin to skin contact, soil to skin, or animal to skin. Over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) cream may cure the problem. ...Read more

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Why are antidepressants used for vulvar vestibulitis?

Why are antidepressants used for vulvar vestibulitis?

Chronic pain: Your doctor may use low doses of certain antidepressants such as amitriptylene because they can help with chronic pain. ...Read more

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How do I heal a cut on my vulva?

Natural healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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What causes your vulva to swell up?

What causes your vulva to swell up?

See doctor: Inflammation from infection, trauma, allergic reaction, etc. Could all be possible causes of swelling of the vulva. See doctor for evaluation. ...Read more