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.
- Vulvar Care (American College of Nurse-Midwives) - PDF
Treatments and Therapies
- What Are the Treatments for Vulvodynia? (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)
- Bartholin Cyst (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Lichen Sclerosus (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Vulvodynia (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) - PDF Available in Spanish
- Vulvodynia (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development) Available in Spanish
- What Is Lichen Sclerosus? (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)
- Yeast Infection (Vaginal) (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: The Evidence-based Vulvodynia Assessment Project. A National Registry for the...
- Article: Efficacy of chlortetracycline treatment on vulvar non-neoplastic epithelial disorders.
- Article: Mast cell infiltrates in vulvodynia represent secondary and idiopathic mast...
- Vulvar Disorders -- see more articles
- Vulva Anatomy (National Cancer Institute)
- Lichen Sclerosis (Children's Hospital Boston)