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Causes Of Kraurosis Vulvae
Hello I'm from macedonia, my name I bijana and recently I made a biopsy so the results were kraurosis vulvae. Please tell me how to treat this condition?
Kraurosis: Kraurosis vulvae is a skin condition characterized by atrophy and shrinkage of the skin of the vagina and vulva often accompanied by a chronic inflammatory reaction in the deeper tissues. Please follow up with an ob-gyn. ...Read more
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
Many: Infection, trauma, allergy. See your gyn doctor soon. ...Read more
No: It is considered good hygiene.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: Common causes of vaginal itching include: •chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies. •menopause. A drop in the hormone estrogen causes vaginal dryness. •stress may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections. •vaginal yeast infection •vaginitis. ...Read more
Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more
Yes: Vulvo-vaginal tissue can be very sensitive at times. ...Read more
Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva. Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...Read more
Seems unlikely: That does not seem possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: You should see a doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many causes: Infection, abrasion, pad overuse, intercourse, etc. I think you get the idea. When it is swollen, get it checked out by a gyn md. ...Read more
Yeast? Side effect?: Pre-cancerous vulvar lesions like VIN2 can't do this. The most common cause of diffuse genital irritation and itching is a yeast infection. Or if your VIN is being treated with an irritating agent (e.g. imiquimod, podofilox, sinecatechins) and the cream got spread more widely than the lesion itself, it might cause such symptoms. Check with the doctor treating your VIN. Good luck! ...Read more
Vulva itching with white discharge. Had no sex experience. What cause this kind of itchyness? What medication should I have?
It depends...: These symptoms can be caused by many things such as allergies or vaginal infections. If there is no risk of sexually transmitted disease, then the most common causes of these symptoms would be vaginal yeast infection or bacterial overgrowth or bacterial vaginosis. Visit your doctor for testing to distinguish if there is an infection or not and get treatment. ...Read more
What causes angiokeratomas on vulva? Dr says these are rare for women, so what caused me to develop them and how to treat? Are they cancerous?
They just happen: Don't worry about fabry's if you don't have themelsewhere. I suspect there's a genetic component. There's a counterpart in men who get them on the scrotum -- some guys get hundreds, most guys get none, they're actually not that rare on the vulva (though I'm a pathologist and I tend to see a lot of stuff) and they have no premalignant potential. ...Read more
What is the most likely cause for inflammation around the vulva that is accompanied by dryness and extreme itchiness, no secretions and no odor?
? lichen sclerosus: Genital lichen sclerosus can be the cause of your symptoms. White patches are often seen in this condition and the cause is unknown. There is no vaginal discharge with this. Corticosteroid creams offer relief. Have a dermatologist check you for this condition if your gynecologist is stumped. ...Read more