First of all i dont quite understand" Are the doctors' recommending them not looking at it or You not looking at it in the hope it will 'disappear'?"
Second, dermatology is a visual field
. For best results, please click a clear digital photograph & upload it on this site. Should you prefer privacy, use our "ask-a-specialist"
It is possible the condition you are describing is 'morphea' or 'lichen sclerosus
et atrophicus' from your description but again online speculation. Do visit a dermatologist
on the ground..no dis-respect to my gynecology colleagues, but such matters are better dealt with by a dermatologist.
Once again, good luck...use a KY jelly lubricant in the interim & do fix an appointment with your friendly neighbourhood dermatologist . Cheers!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India.