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What if you have a sore on the vulva that doesn't heal for a year?

What if you have a sore on the vulva that doesn't heal for a year?

Could be cancerous: Ulcer that does not heal could mean this is cancerous. Need a biopsy to confirm. You want to see a doctor who can perform biopsy usually will be a gynecologist for genital biopsy. ...Read more

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Vulva (Definition)

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


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I have a cluster of blister like in my vulva not sore what could it be?

I have a cluster of blister like in my vulva not sore what could it be?

Possibly herpes: Herpes simplex appears as a group of vesicles/blisters with redness underneath. Most of the time, it's itchy or painful, but not always. Please have this checked by your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've found a rough part of skin on my vulva and I've looked and its white. What could this be?no other systems. Not itchy or sore

I've found a rough part of skin on my vulva and I've looked and its white. What could this be?no other systems. Not itchy or sore

Biopsy white patches: There are a number of causes of white patches of skin on the vulva. To determine what it is requires a biopsy for diagnosis and to make sure its not a cancer. See your Ob/Gyn for a biopsy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I inserted a cottonball w/ rubbing alcohol into my vulva& it fell out 4 days ago. Will it heal? Its still sore. I did it b/c i got mad @ my psyd.

I inserted a cottonball w/ rubbing alcohol into my vulva& it fell out 4 days ago. Will it heal? Its still sore. I did it b/c i got mad @ my psyd.

Confusing, but clear: It is clear that you need to find a better way. First, if it is very sore, get an ointment from a doctor to prevent infection and heal. Then find a way to discuss your anger instead of hurting yourself. Perhaps you need a different therapist. This should be a way for you to realize that something has to change. Best wishes - it can get better. ...Read more

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Could lowered/open vulva, white discarge and sore boobs be a sign of ovulation?

Could lowered/open vulva, white discarge and sore boobs be a sign of ovulation?

I am not sure what: The opened , lowered vulva is about. Breasts may be sore ; a clear/stretchy discharge may occur w ovulation, . ...Read more

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I inserted a cottonball w/ rubbing alcohol intomy vulva i did it b/c my psyd made me mad the cotton ballfell out &it's been sore 4 3 days will it heal?

See details: So who was really punished by this irrational act, your therapist or you? The symptoms should resolve. If they don't see a gyn doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a sore / itchy vulva before period?

What could cause a sore / itchy vulva before period?

Yeast infection. : This is common, the yeast grows because of the bleeding. Your doctor can prescribe something for it. Using a disposable vinegar & water douche before the itching starts may help. ...Read more

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Since the birth of my 2nd child 3 mo ago, I've experienced intense dull aching in my vulva and labia when lying down. What is this? Varicosities?

Since the birth of my 2nd child 3 mo ago, I've experienced intense dull aching in my vulva and labia when lying down. What is this? Varicosities?

Could be: Could be varicose ties but also could be the uterus and ligaments returning back to there normal stretch. If no signs of necking (fever, chills) probably ok but would recommend being seen by obstetrician at your nearest convenience. ...Read more

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I had sex last night and afterwards when I got up to use the bathroom I saw that my vulva was extremely swollen. Very abnormal looking and sore. I'm w?

I had sex last night and afterwards when I got up to use the bathroom I saw that my vulva was extremely swollen. Very abnormal looking and sore. I'm w?

Ice and rest: cool it down with some ice and avoid sex for now. See if it gets better, if it improves, you may not need antibiotics. If it worsens, looks redder or you have fever, see your gyn for further management ...Read more

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