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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 had a tender sore vulva after sex. The tenderness has gone away but it is still itchy. No rash, lesions. No burning or stinging. What is this ?

I had a tender sore vulva after sex. The tenderness has gone away but it is still itchy. No rash, lesions. No burning or stinging. What is this ?

Hard to say: Most likely the itching is is normal as you heal from the trauma and will resolve. If you used a condom or lubricant, itching may also be an allergic reaction. See your doctor if the itching worsens or is accompanied by discharge. ...Read more

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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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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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Itchy vulva, sore clitoris, and burns when urinating. What to do?

Need exam : Number of things could be due to physical irritation, infection to the urethra and or to the vulva. Seek professional help if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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I have a sore in my vulva area that is itching and slightly bleeding. What could it be from? 33 yrs old, married. History of anemia. Normal pap smears every year.

A : A "sore" in the vaginal area can be many things. A simple abscess(bacterial infection), a wart, cyst, herpes, syphilis, cancer, infected razor bump etc. It is so difficult to say without a more detailed history an physical exam. If it came on suddenly, it's probably a simple infection. See your doctor to be sure. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my vulva that felt like a blister, finally popped a few days ago, but its still oozing. What is this? Had a full STD scan was neg.

I have a sore on my vulva that felt like a blister, finally popped a few days ago, but its still oozing. What is this? Had a full STD scan was neg.

Lesion: This could be an infected abscess, boil or cyst, all of which may not be std in nature. If it is troubling you and not going away, get eval from your gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Various causes: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or STDs like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Hormone deficiencies from menopause or breast feeding can also cause itching. ...Read more

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