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Factsheet – Vulval Conditions

January 24, 2011

The skin of the vulva is extremely delicate, making it susceptible to a wide range of conditions. Women can experience difficulty in obtaining a correct diagnosis and may be told their symptoms are psychosomatic. While vulval conditions are not “all in the mind”, their sometimes chronic nature can lead to mental and emotional health issues. By providing a brief overview of some of the more common conditions, this factsheet aims to assist women in obtaining an appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Conditions of the vulva are loosely grouped into: dermatological; sexually transmitted infections and thrush; vulvodynia (vulval pain); and pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions.

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