Doctor insights on: Vulva biopsy

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Is there permanent sexual loss from a vulva biopsy from labia minor or labia major?

Is there permanent sexual loss from a vulva biopsy from labia minor or labia major?

Vulvar Biopsy: Not at all. A vulbar biopsy is no different than a skin biopsy anywhere else. It takes 2-4 weeks to heal and then you are as good as new! ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Vulva biopsy results slight spongiosis with very sparse superficial non vascular lymphotic infiltrate what does that mean?

Vulva biopsy results slight spongiosis with very sparse superficial non vascular lymphotic infiltrate what does that mean?

What did your GYN sa: Whomever did your biopsy is supposed to explain what it means and what the implications are, that is your doc's responsibility and if your doc does not understand what that means he or she can speak with the pathologist who read the slides and if u do not understand what your doc says then u need to let yoru doc know, without seeing the report most likely you have a dermatitis which can be treated. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy that left scar tissue- sex is irritating in that area- will that scar tissue soften? How long does that take

Had a vulva biopsy that left scar tissue- sex is irritating in that area- will that scar tissue soften? How long does that take

3 months: Full healing of any incision takes 3 months and sometimes soft tissue changes take a little longer. You should notice significant softening of the area 8-12 weeks after the procedure. If it has been longer than this, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful

Had a vulva biopsy- lots of elevated skin that is painful? Did a keloid form? How is this treated? Very painful

Maybe.: It is most likely hypertrophic scar tissue. They are much more common. A hypertrophic scar is typicall not painful, develops quickly and is confined within the original incisional atea. A keloid is a benign tumor forming a mound above a scar and typically extending beyond the original incisional area. A cortisone injection will accelerate hypertrophic resolution whereas keloids are more resistant. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy, skin tags formed and I have scars... When will the scar soften so sex feels better... Will it ever get better. How long..

Had a vulva biopsy, skin tags formed and I have scars... When will the scar soften so sex feels better... Will it ever get better. How long..

Biopsy: Six weeks, is plenty of time for healing. Use worm sits bath daily and use lubricant prior to sexual activity until feel mormal. There shoul be no loss of sexual function with biopsy ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy and was stitched too tight, which resulted in elevated irritating skin- how do I treat yhis- is this hard to treat? Or do I live

Depends on timing: If this is in the first 6 weeks of healing, a raised red scar may be normal and time may be all that is recommended, . If more than 4-6 months and still raised and red, you need to determine if the pathology was benign or indicative of infection. Steroid injections or scar revision may be indicated. In the meantime, scar massage may help if permitted by surgeon. ...Read more

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After having a vulva biopsy I have been told I have lichen simplex chronicus - will this eventually go away with the use of clobetasol cream alone?

After having a vulva biopsy I have been told I have lichen simplex chronicus - will this eventually go away with the use of clobetasol cream alone?

Maybe: Especially if it relieves the discomfort, it will probably eventually lead to remission. The key is that the biopsy did not show anything more worrisome. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy- instead of healing flat I have elevated skin tags that are painful? What caused this- I was told I need a plastic surgeon

Had a vulva biopsy- instead of healing flat I have elevated skin tags that are painful? What caused this- I was told I need a plastic surgeon

Keloid: It sounds like you may have developed a keloid. This is a particular type of healing that creates a bump or ridge over the scar. A plastic surgeon can use some medications to prevent that from reoccurring when they remove it. ...Read more

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How long does sensitivity last from vulva biopsy- if had biopsy on labia minor does it cause permanent damage from having sex... Had dissolvable stitches and sex is still irritating... Its been 7 week?

How long does sensitivity last from vulva biopsy- if had biopsy on labia minor does it cause permanent damage from having sex... Had dissolvable stitches and sex is still irritating... Its been 7 week?

Not permanent: Nancy, you should not have permanent damage from a biopsy of the labia minora. You may still have some irritation from the dissolving sutures, an irritated nerve, or possibly a localized infection. You should expect to be "back to normal" by 6-8 weeks. Check back with your doctor to see what the problem might be. This is fixable. ...Read more

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Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?

Have a keloid scar from vulva biopsy- how hard is this to remove? Can a plastic surgeon remove this from my vulva? Will it come back?

See below: There are many treatments for keloids, even in the vulvar area. The problem with removing a keloid surgically is that they often recur as you have replaced a scar with a new scar steroid injection into the keloid may have better success and be less painful and can produce significant improvement in comfort or appearance. See a gyn or plastic surgeon with interest in the vulva for a second opin. ...Read more

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Had a vulva biopsy on a mole on the outside of my vagina six weeks ago with dissolvable stitches-it was benign. When will sex be normal? Sex is still irritating-is there sexual function loss in this

Had a vulva biopsy on a mole on the outside of my vagina six weeks ago with dissolvable stitches-it was benign. When will sex be normal? Sex is still irritating-is there sexual function loss in this

Should not be: With a simple mole removal, it should not interfere with sexual function. Furthermore your wounds should be sufficiently healed at six weeks to permit normal sex. Hypersensitivity or mild numbness immediately around the incision may be normal. However what you are describing does not sound typical. See your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?

I had a vulva biopsy on a mole, something went wrong, I have elevated skin that is painful- I was told it was not a keloid scar, but may need to see a plastic surgeon- what happened to result in this?

Healing: We all heal differently, and if you had a full-thickness biopsy that was left to heal itself, it has likely scarred in.
A revision - removing the scar and closing the wound with dissolving stitches - may well take care of it. ...Read more

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I have a hypertrophic scar from a vulva benign biopsy- this was 8 weeks ago and I'm in pain- will a steroid injection help? Will I need it forever

I have a hypertrophic scar from a vulva benign biopsy- this was 8 weeks ago and I'm in pain- will a steroid injection help? Will I need it forever

Scar: The real question is if inherited condition where any type cut or surgery causes hypertrophic scarring. Consider consult w dermatologist. They may inject very dilute steroid solution. If genetics dictates you are risk, plastic surgereon is second choice for reconstruction. ...Read more

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MRI disc protrusion impingement of thecal sac L4/5&L5/S1, biopsy vulva-mild chronic inflam. Nerve or skin? Constant stinging vulva area. STDs negative

MRI disc protrusion impingement of thecal sac L4/5&L5/S1, biopsy vulva-mild chronic inflam. Nerve or skin? Constant stinging vulva area. STDs negative

Not enough info: While it may be difficult to say without looking at the images themselves it sounds like you have disc bulges, not an uncommon finding, but no herniation. The most common symptoms of a herniation would be stereotypical pain in the leg, not the vulva area. I am unclear how the vulva skin biopsy plays into this, was this recommended by your doctor? If not done yet I would recommend a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Red burning vulva & a bit inside biopsy is spongiotic dermatitis nothing taking it away what causes this and how do I rid myself of it?

Red burning vulva & a bit inside biopsy is spongiotic dermatitis nothing taking it away what causes this and how do I rid myself of it?

U may need a variety: Of treatments it is a form of eczema, u need steroid cream, oral vit a can help and u may need prednisone, your best course of action is to be seen by the gyn or derm dept at the univ of miami med school as there may be some new drugs under study that can help better. ...Read more

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Dx lichen simplex via biopsy on vulva been using clobetasol nighty for 2 months, tried to reduce to every other night, itching flares up? Any ideas?

Dx lichen simplex via biopsy on vulva been using clobetasol nighty for 2 months, tried to reduce to every other night, itching flares up? Any ideas?

Probably normal: Clobetasol is a very strong cortisone cream but, believe it or not, some people are allergic to it. I would ask your doctor if you can switch to mometasone ointment. That usually makes it feel better. You can also mix the cream/ointment with regular vaseline to decrease the strength and also keep the skin moist. Avoid Monistat, Vagisil etc, they're useless. ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

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