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Dark discoloration in vulva has me worried. What is it?

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

Vulva (Definition)

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


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How common is vulva purplish discoloration?

How common is vulva purplish discoloration?

Very common: Purplish or bluish pigmentation of the labia, especially the labia minora is quite common and is considered a normal variation. ...Read more

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What do many dark spots on vulva indicate?

What do many dark spots on vulva indicate?

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

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Small single dark moveable bump on vulva near anal area. No pain or itch what could it be?

Small single dark moveable bump on vulva near anal area. No pain or itch what could it be?

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

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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?

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?

No, but: This requires evaluation, examination and possible biopsy. It would not be unusual for hpv exposure to causes changes to the vulvar area like you describe that are considered "pre-cancerous". ...Read more

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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?

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

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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? im a little worried

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? im a little worried

Pregnancy: At 34 weeks you do whatever you have to do to keep yourself clean. As long as you are stable and not in jeopardy of falling in the shower, it is fine. Just be careful not to slip and fall. Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy! ...Read more