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Itching In The Vulva, What Can Cause This? - Dr. Kellogg Spadt (VIDEO)

 
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Dr. Kellogg Spadt explains what can cause itching in the vulva.

Dr. Kellogg Spadt:
Itching in the vulva, especially if persistent, is never ever normal. It should always be investigated. It could be something as simple as an allergy to someone’s hygiene products, but it could also be something as serious as the very first sign of vulvar cancer. So, persistent itching and or little cuts, paper cuts in the skin called vulvar fissures, should always be investigated. These are usually investigated by a small, small biopsy that is done in the skin right in the office. It need not to be done in the operating room.

It can often be a sign itching and/or plaque formation, which is like sheets of white skin on the vulva, can be an early sign of something called lichenoid dermatoses. There are many different types of lichenoid dermatitis. Some are lichen sclerosis, others, lichen planus and still others, lichen simplex chronicus. These are conditions, conditions of the skin of the genitals that can be easily managed once they are diagnosed properly. The take home message, if itching is persistent and/or accompanied by small cuts in the skin should always be investigated because it is never normal.

About Dr. Kellogg Spadt, Ph.D., C.R.N.P.:
Dr. Susan Kellogg Spadt is a Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine, and professor of Human Sexuality at Widner University. She is also the Director of Vulvar Pain and Sexual Medicine at The Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute. She has her Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from the University of Pennsylvania; her post-masters certificate as an OB/GYN Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Professional Development; her MSN as a Maternal-Child Clinical Specialist from Loyola University and her BSN from the College of St. Teresa.

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