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Vulvar Disorders

Summary

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, or vulvar pain

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

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Diagnosis/Symptoms

Prevention/Screening

  • Vulvar Care (American College of Nurse-Midwives) - PDF

Treatments and Therapies

Specific Conditions

Clinical Trials

Reference Desk

Children

Teenagers

Patient Handouts