Vulval conditions are a group of conditions that affect the external genitalia, or vulva. They can range from asymptomatic (no symptoms) to being extraordinarily uncomfortable or painful.
Some of the most common vulval conditions include:
Diagnosis of vulval conditions typically involves a medical history of your symptoms combined with physical examination and often close inspection under a special microscope (Vulvoscopy). A sample of discharge or a biopsy to examine the affected area more closely, may be necessary to help diagnose the condition.
It is important for you to seek the advice of a gynaecologist if you are experiencing symptoms of a vulval condition, as early diagnosis and treatment can help reduce the risk of complications and improve outcomes. Dr Proud can help determine the best course of treatment for each individual case and provide guidance and support throughout the process.