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possible vulvar cancer??

By July 28, 2012 - 1:01am
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I am a 42 y/o female. I have noticed a change in my labia. It itches, burns when I urinate, it has a raised, color changed, texture changed area that takes up a good 1/2 of the left side of the labia and appears to go into the vaginal opening. Just saw a family practice DR., she is sending me to a specialist saying it was not a rash, definitely a growth.
Now for the questions:
I have no insurance, what might be some options for taking care of this?
Is it possible that it might be something other than labial cancer? Is there something else it could be? I have never, to my knowledge, had an std. I have had a hysterectomy. I have had the same partner for 16 years and he has never had an std.

Sorry for all these questions, just getting really freaked out by DR. and internet!

Thank you so very much.

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Hi minimedic,

Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. Unfortunately, we cannot diagnose but rather provide you information. In this instance, your primary care physician seems concerned enough to send you to a specialist and follow up is necessary. When skin changes colors it could mean so many different things such as rashes, possible growths and in some cases cancer. In your case, we certainly cannot make any assumptions so be sure to get an expert opinion who can visually inspect these changes.


Can you please keep us updated?


July 28, 2012 - 7:15am
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Hello, it's me again. I went to the Gyn. He did the biopsy. He said it was a high grade VIN 3. ??? He is sending me to a gyn oncologist. He says he is not sure that it is only VIN 3 that there might be some cancer also and that he wants me to be treated by the oncologist just in case. ?? What happens next?
Thank you for your time,

August 10, 2012 - 5:27pm
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