Vaginal bumps and lumps are common, especially during your childbearing years or as you age. Keep reading to learn more about the causes for changes to your skin in this area and when you should see a doctor. The vagina is a muscular tube that leads to your cervixwhich is the opening to your uterus.
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It most often affects the skin around the vulva or anus. It can be itchy, painful and cause permanent scarring. Lichen sclerosus affects around one in 80 women.
Vulvar dystrophy and dermatoses are changes in the skin of the vulva. The vulva are the folds of skin around the opening of the vagina birth canal and urethra the tube that drains urine from the bladder. There are different types of dystrophy that cause white or gray patches of skin, thickening and itchy skin patches, thin areas of skin, or painful sores. If not treated, some types of dystrophy can cause scarring and shrinkage of the inner folds of the vulva.
You may routinely pamper your face and work hard to keep it moisturized and irritation-free, but what have you done lately for the more sensitive skin of your vulva, the external genital area surrounding your vagina? Many women have been primed to think no further than "itch equals yeast infection. These conditions aren't getting the medical attention they need — and women aren't getting the relief they deserve.
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Most women with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia VIN have no symptoms at all. When a woman with VIN does have a symptom, it is most often itching that does not go away or get better. An area of VIN may look different from normal vulvar skin. It is often thicker and lighter than the normal skin around it.
I've got some little white spots around my vagina. They are not itchy or anything, but I really want them to go way. These little spots have probably been there for quite a while, and you have only just noticed them.
A rash in your vaginal area vulva may be caused by irritation of the skin from many sources, such as clothes rubbing against the skin. Rashes that occur without other symptoms are usually minor and often go away with home treatment. A common cause of a rash is contact with a substance that causes irritation or an allergic reaction contact dermatitis.