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Vulvar disorder

Also known as Vulvar Disease

The vulva is the external part of a woman’s genitals. Some problems you can have with the vulvar area include

  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Skin problems due to allergy
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Vulvodynia, also referred to as "pain down there" or "feminine pain"

Symptoms may include redness, itching, pain, or cracks in the skin. Treatment depends on the cause.

Source: MedlinePlus

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with vulvar disorder, 39% report having vaginal discharge, 39% report having skin lesion, and 35% report having vulvar irritation. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of vulvar disorder are vaginal discharge, vulvar irritation, vulvar sore, vaginal pain, vaginal itching, and pain during intercourse, although you may still have vulvar disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with vulvar disorder often receive pelvis exam, urinalysis, biopsy, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, examination of breast, rectal examination and other diagnostic procedures; female organs .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with vulvar disorder include estrogens, conjugated (usp) (premarin), estradiol, fluconazole (diflucan), valacyclovir (valtrex), norethindrone (loestrin fe), midrin, metronidazole topical product, dandelion extract, etonogestrel (implanon), sibutramine (meridia), acetic acid topical, trandolapril / verapamil and pentosan polysulphate sodium (elmiron) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for vulvar disorder include sex == female age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == male almost never get vulvar disorder.

Age

< 1 years
0.3x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
1.6x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.3x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.9x
Other
0.6x
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