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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...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
“...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
“...Sebaceous hyperplasia occasionally also occurs on the chest, areola, mouth or vulva.  They often have a central indentation...”

Sjogren's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Regular skin creams and ointments relieve dry skin on the outer surface of the vagina (the vulva).  Lung Problems People with Sjogren's also tend to have lung problems caused by inflammation, such as bronchitis (affecting the bronchial tubes), tracheobronchitis (affecting the windpipe and...”

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...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...(In women) Prolapse Anterior Prolapse; Posterior Prolapse; Uterine Prolapse; Pelvic Mass Gynecological Cancer: Cervical, Ovarian, Uterine, Endometrial, Vulvar, or Vaginal; Uterine Fibroids; Ovarian Cysts; Vaginal inflammation due to bacterial or yeast infection, vaginal lichen planus, vaginal lichen sclerosus, vaginal pemphigus); History of sexual...”
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Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...the condition
“...Vulvodynia is a medical term that means 'painful vulva'.  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.  Prolotherapy can strengthen that ligament.”
...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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