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Blackening of the vaginal lips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Vaginal and Uterus Health
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Hi, This is embarrassing I am 43 and just noticed the lips of my vagina are now black and I am a fair skin blond. My Gramma had her whole outer vagina removed from cancer. Im freaking out. My husband is overseas and I dont want to tell him, nor do I want the lips of my vagina to be black that is so gross. Please help...
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr here
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   is there any rash or pain or redness anywhere in the vaginal lips ?
User :   no
Doctor :   is there any enlarged lympn nodes in the groin ?
User :   what does that mean? and I dont think so
Doctor :   lymph nodes, enlarged glands in the groin ?
Doctor :   they indicate infection
User :   I thought only guys had groins sorry but whats a groin?
Doctor :   GROIN, - part where the upper thighs meet the lower torso (abdomen) -
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Usually with age, the estrogens in the body are metabolised to androgens in the body and these androgens cause pigmentation of the vaginal lips
User :   I did have a boating accident when I was 18 and the groin are on both legs was cut by boat roders I had over a hundred of stiches inside and out
Doctor :   this is normal and is seen in most women
User :   How do I get rid of it? How much is a vagina operation were the romove parts of lips?
Doctor :   the accident effects are unrelated
Doctor :   there is no need to remove any part by any surgery in your case
Doctor :   using a ointment called QUINNOVA, can help
User :   Okay well I dont like it so I want to get it removed it is like my vagina is rotten
Doctor :   is there any discharge or foul smell there ?
User :   What does Quinnova do and how can I get it? and no to your question
Doctor :   quinnova , helps to lighten the skin by removing the melalin
User :   Where do you get it??
Doctor :   You can get it at any local pharmacy
User :   Okay thanks I feel better that its normal but do you know anything about surgery to remove it?
Doctor :   yes ,
Doctor :   surgery will involve removal of the affected parts and skin transplantation
Doctor :   but you can try laser therapy as well before you plan for such surgery
User :   Skin transplantation forget that!!!
Doctor :   i dont think surgery is the way to go for your condition
Doctor :   other conditions like cysts in ovary or adrenals , can increase hormones like DHEA, and can cause such issues as well
User :   Okay I understand but I will look into it. Thanks for everything you are an awesome doctor !!!! Have a great night answering questions about vaginas thats crazy but Im glad you were here. Goodnight
Doctor :   you need to get a abdominal ultrasound, to check out such conditions , and blood tests for estrogen and testosterone levels as well
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   you are most wlcome
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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