Vulva

Definition of Vulva:

The female external genitalia, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and entrance to the vagina.

Also: Vulvar

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Cysts

...the condition
“...Also called epidermoid, pilar, and vulvar cysts, they are harmless, slow-growing bumps under the skin, often appearing on the scalp, face, ears, back of the neck, back, upper chest or groin area (typically the vulva or labia)...”

Fanconi Anemia

...the condition
“...By age 50, 30% of FA patients have developed solid tumors, which usually develop in the mouth, tongue, throat, or esophagus but can also occur as tumors of the vulva/vagina, brain, skin, cervix, breast, kidney, lung, lymph nodes, stomach, and colon...”
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HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)

...the condition
“...Complications: Studies suggest that HPVs may play a role in cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina and penis, and some cancers of the oropharynx...”

Sebaceous Hyperplasia

...the condition
“...Signs and Symptoms: Sebaceous hyperplasia occasionally also occurs on the chest, areola, mouth or vulva...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Regular skin creams and ointments relieve dry skin on the outer surface of the vagina (the vulva)...”

STD Syphilis

...the condition
“...The breaking down of mucous membranes, known as mucous patches, appears on lips, inside the mouth, vulva, and vagina...”

Strongyloides stercoralis Infection

...the condition
“...The vulva is in the posterior third of the body; the uteri are divergent and contain only a few eggs at a time...”
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Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...the condition
“...The term can cover a wide variety of vulvar pain syndromes including various infections and skin disorders...”
...recommendation Surgery
“Surgical treatment may include removal of painful areas such as the vulvar (bartholin's) glands, decompression surgery of the pudendal nerve to free the nerve and its branches up (from compressions due to blood vessels and veins, damaged tissue, and ligamental grip),...”
...recommendation Prolotherapy
“The iliolumbar ligament may be weakened and referring pain to the vulvar area...”
...recommendation Physical Supports and Devices
“To relieve pressure on the vulvar area when sitting you may use a pressure relief cushion...”
...recommendation Chemical Avoidance
“...Washing the vulvar area with distilled water instead of tap water may help avoid irritation from chlorine...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
Vulvar pain that is due to infection e.g. ureaplasma, candida or strep will respond to the appropriate treatment...”
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