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Vulval Problems

Vulval Problems

Vulval Problems

Significant progress has been made in the past 10 years for the treatment of vulval and vaginal problems. At London Wellwoman Clinic we provide expert assessments and private treatment for various types of vulval problems.

 

 

Vulval Problems

Listed below are some of the most common types of vulval problems.

Benign Lumps, Bumps & Cysts

These are common and a simple inspection should be enough for a Gynaecologist to reassure that they are not cancerous. If the lump is causing discomfort or is unsightly, a surgical excision can be performed under local anaesthesia.

Hypo-oestrogenic Atrophy / Atrophic Vaginitis

This condition is caused by a lack of oestrogen after the menopause, with soreness, bleeding and painful intercourse common symptoms. Diagnosis is made based on the appearance and by excluding infections using a swab test. The condition is treated with oestrogen, either as a tablet or cream.

Lichen Sclerosus

This is a chronic skin condition more common in the elderly. Itching and soreness are common and intercourse can be painful or impossible due to narrowing of the vaginal entrance. The symptoms often spread around the anal area and the skin usually has a whitened appearance. Diagnosis can usually be made from the appearances alone but sometimes it is necessary to take a biopsy. Treatment is with steroid ointments.

Vulval Abscess

Vulval abscesses are fairly common and are the result of a cyst getting infected which can be very painful. In its early stages it may be possible to treat with antibiotics, but in most cases surgery will be required to drain the abscess.

Vulval Cancer

This typically affects older women, with the symptom being a lump that is itchy, sore and which may bleed. Diagnosis is confirmed with a biopsy and treatment is by surgical excision, which may also involve removing lymph nodes in the groin.

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We are specialists in the treatment of all vulval problems and encourage you to contact us by calling 020 7806 4098 or by emailing london.wellwomanclinic@hje.org.uk

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