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Dark Discoloration In Vulva Has Me Worried What Is It
Have a GYN exam: This is something that your gyn must see and if necessary biopsy to determine what it is. ...Read more
I'm worried about a bump just outside the labia majora. Its painless, there is no puss or fluid inside it, and its a tad darker than the skin around it?
Needs exam: 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. You may be seeing normal anatomy such as hair follicles. Abnormal possible causes - herpes, syphilis, genital warts and others ...Read more
May be normal: It is quite common to have pigmented areas of the vulva. If the areas are changing, itching, bleeding, or painful - then biopsy may be warranted. You really need to have you physician evaluate the areas to be sure there is no problem. ...Read more
I have a lump on my vulva but I'm really not sure at all how it could of happened?! I'm worried because I'm really young : (I want a detail answer
Exam for detail ans: You need an exam from your doctor or gyn to have the kind of explanation you request. ...Read more
Condyloma: It could be a condylomatous (wart) lesion. It should be looked at by a physician-especially if it is new, or changed. ...Read more
My vulva is constantly itching and I'm not sure why. There's a small flat brown spot on my vulva. Should I be worried about cancer?
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?
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. ...Read more
Dr. Please hekp me I am so worried rught now, my boyfriend ejacukated on my vulva last march 15 but no penetration happened. Then last feb 22 is my start of mentpstruation. Its already march 23 and I still don't have my period, should I be worried? Am I p
Just wait..: Wait couple more days and find out. ...Read more
Tiny little dark dots on my vulva just discovered. If you look close enough they almost look like little blood blisters!! ?
Cherry angiomas?: Bright red dots could be cherry angiomas which are normal & don't usually need treatment. However if your skin changes are new, or you've just noticed for the 1st time, it's a good idea to ask your GP to check it out. He/she can refer you to a Gynaecologist or dermatologist if not sure either. Normal healthy vulvas can vary a LOT; you might find this site useful www. Labialibrary. Org. Au/your-labia/ ...Read more
I'm having discomfort/slight pain on the left side of my vagina. I also noticed my vulva is a dark red/purple color. What does this mean?!
MD must see: This is one where "seeing is believing" meaning a diagnosis can't be made or suggested without MD live evaluation. ...Read more
Should I be worried about getting pregnant if an area on his boxers were wet from precum and it touched the outside of my vulva for a moment?
Was checking vulva with mirror and near anal opening I found a dark spot (few cm's big). Its not raised and no swelling or pain. What could it be?
Hemorrhoid: Could be a hemorrhoid which is a dilated vein. ...Read more
I tend to deep squat in the shower to clean my bum and vulva. Is this safe at 34 weeks? Its only for a minute or two each morning? I'm a little worried
21 female, virgin, had vaginal yellowish discharge every day for so long, sometimes itchy vulva (can't be examined by gyno coz cultural beliefs) worried?
Itchy vaginal D/C: An itchy vaginal discharge tends to connote a vaginal infection that usually requires a GYN MD to sort out correctly prior to treating it. You could play the pharmacy over the counter "lottery" by buying a product, using it, and see if it works since you don't want to see a GYN MD. The problem with this "game" is the "player" often spends a lot of money, and then still has to see a MD for Rx. ...Read more
Lichen simplex on vulva - been on clobetasol 2 months daily, struggling to reduce to every other day without severe itching. Worried abt staying on it?
Considerations: Although it's true that staying on high potency topical steroids long term has adverse effects over time, it is the mainstay of therapy for vulvar lichen simplex. You might consider discussing the following medications with your doctor as other options: Doxepin cream, capsaicin cream, topical aspirin/dichlormethane, topical immunomodulators like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, even local botox. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had a flat dark mole on my vulva for years. I'm 22 and noticed it changed it is raised and lighter?
Biopsy: Most such lesions turn out to be benign however you really can never be certain without sending it to a pathologist for microscopic examination. A good rule of thumb: if a lesion is changing in size, shape, color, texture, thickness etc, it should be biopsied. ...Read more
Recently discovered a birthmark/mole looking spot on my vulva. Not sure how long it's been there. Irregular borders and a little darker than my skin?
Have it checked: Best to have it checked by a dermatologist. Dermatologists are trained to look at all skin, no matter where on the body it is. ...Read more
I've just had a so say cyst removed from my labia minors but they left the one on my labia majors I'm worried I have vulva cancer as its common in my?
See a Gyn Onc.: Vulvar cancer needs to be treated by a gynecologic oncologist. At 74, you are in the age group at risk for vulvar cancer. So if you didn't see a gynecologic oncologist, you should. If you have, and he or she is not worried about the cyst, you can get a second opinion or wait to see if the cyst grows. Or ask for a biopsy. That's the only way to know for sure what it is. ...Read more
Boyfriend's pants touched my vulva 1 day after period finished, didn't go inside, pants got tiny spot of semen. I'm worried of pregnancy. I'm virgin.
Stop worrying: You won't get pregnant from exposure to your boyfriends wet pants so you can stop worrying about this incident. ...Read more
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