Vulval Pain

Pain in the vulva, which is the external genitalia in women, is called vulval pain. Pain that lasts for more than 3 months without any cause is called vulvodynia. Vulval pain can be triggered by sexual activities, tampon insertion, wearing tight jeans, and sitting for a long time.

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There are blisters around my labia majora. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,Recently I noticed I have some blisters that look like bug bites in my genital area, they are like four, and one of them is on the labia majora, then I have another closer to the anus. They itch a little sometimes, but I feel a little sting if I touch them too hard. Please help me with thi...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Dear, it seems some sexually transmitted disease or specific pelvic infection. Better to have a detailed examination if these lessons are in a sexually transmitted center and give a biopsy or skin scrapping and swab for detailed investigation...  Read Full »

What can be done to stop vulvar irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation and pain in my vulva. I checked with a mirror, and there is excess skin at the bottom, and it is painful when I touch it. I am just wondering what this could be. What can be done to stop this irritation?  Read Full »

Dr. Narayanasamy Senduran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vulval pain (vulvodynia) or irritation is widespread. You need not be worried as it usually resolves with just proper hygienic precautions and minor treatment. This could be due to friction-induced skin infection or skin tag or other skin conditions like lichen scle...  Read Full »

I am taking Jupicef tablet for a throat infection. Will it rectify my boil on the vulva?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a boil on my vulva, and it is paining when I sit or walk. Currently, I am taking Jupicef 500 mg tablet for a throat infection. Kindly tell me if this will rectify the boil as well.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It will help but, it is not a very effective antibiotic. For boils, I suggest you try taking the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines after their consent. Capsule Augmentin (combination of Amoxicillin and Cla...  Read Full »

Do yeast infections cause the development of white scaly skin on the vulva?

Query: Hi doctor,I have white scaly skin on my vulva, I consulted a doctor last night, and they took a swab sample to see what infection it is. The doctor also gave me an AF Kit and Clingen forte. And advised a list of tests to undergo like UB, TSH, HIV, HBsAg, HVS, and VDRL. I am very scared and overwhelm...  Read Full »

Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry or stress. White scaly skin on the vulva is mostly a yeast infection called vaginal candidiasis. The following conditions cause this: 1) When the pH (potential of hydrogen) of your vaginal region is changed. 2) Wearing ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of vulval pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. I am not sexually active yet. For the past six months or so, I have been getting pain in the outer labia. It builds in a wave before subsiding and it happens over and over all day and most nights. I have a sit down job, and I literally cannot handle this any...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In most cases, vulvar pain is a symptom of some other problem. When that problem is treated, the pain often goes away. There are some conditions that may cause vulvar pain include yeast infections, other vaginal infections, atrophic vaginitis, lichen sclerosus, li...  Read Full »

What could cause rash on vulva in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is almost 14 months old. She had a rash on her vulva for maybe one and a half months. We have tried everything Desitin maximum strength, A + D ointment, Triple paste, Aquaphor, Boudreaux's butt paste, and prescription Hydrocortisone. We change her every four hours and b...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there any itching? Any other area affected? Is it increasing or persistent in nature?   Read Full »

Can Neosporin used for clearing the pus in vulvar biopsy area?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a vulvar biopsy without any stitches. It seems to have been healing fine, until today. It looks as though there is pus in the area where the biopsy was performed. What should I do for this? Will Neosporin help?  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Neosporin can help healing infections for small wounds over the vulva, but make sure that it is for external use only. Please ensure good hygiene of the wound. Wash it with plain water and keep it dry, and clean it every time after using the toilet. It may take one t...  Read Full »

I am suffering from infection in vulva for the last 60 days even after having medications. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from infection in vulva for the last 60 days. Having severe itching, redness, and inflammation on superficial skin like urticaria or hives, but I am not sure what type of infection I have. My doctor said that this is a fungal infection and gave me tablet Fluconazole 150 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gohel Harshul Maheshbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history is suggestive of bacterial infection. And it should be also ruled out. But till then we can start a prophylaxis therapy. It is also to be evaluated for your sexual habits and any recent or past infection of your male partner. If possible follow-up with c...  Read Full »

Why does my vulva and vagina get swollen during sexual intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I have sex, it feels like my vulva and vagina start out well lubed and with no issue but within 4 or 5 minutes they both become swollen and irritated enough that I cannot continue to have sex.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepthi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your history, swelling is temporary so do not worry. It may occur due to an allergy to condoms, vaginal douches, ragged intercourse, infections, and less lubrication but you said you do not have any problem with lubrication.  Read Full »

Is lichen sclerosus a contagious disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with lichen sclerosus around my vulva a few months ago through biopsy. I am regularly using Dermol 500 lotion instead of soap to wash the area and applying Dermovate cream. However, I have developed a cut in the skin at the back of my vagina, which is not healing now...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. Thanks for taking time to upload latest pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of the lesions on both partner's genitalia.  Read Full »

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