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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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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?

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

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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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Tiny little dark dots on my vulva just discovered. If you look close enough they almost look like little blood blisters!! ?

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

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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?

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?

No: You both had clothes on and sperm does not pass through clothing. Consider exploring the various birth control methods available and you can avoid these scares in the future. ...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? I'm 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? I'm 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I have had a flat dark mole on my vulva for years. I'm 22 and noticed it changed it is raised and lighter?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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