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White patches on labia majora, no blood flow, cracking skin, soreness

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Hi mylabia majora has white patches on it, like there is no blood flowing there. Also my skin keeps cracking in the same place and is very sore. ?
Posted Tue, 24 Apr 2012 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Minoo Bhagia 6 hours later
Hello ,
Thanks for the query

White lesions on vulva can be due to squamous hyperplasia , lichen sclerosis , HPV ,leukoplakia etc.

Any systemic disease can also cause these type of lesions like diabetes , hepatitis , chronic renal disease , psoriasis etc.

As you are in your menopausal age so there must an atrophy of vulva and skin cracks along with the disease.

Lichen sclerosus causes stenosis of vagina and it is usually benign.

Leukoplakia vulva is also benign but can be premalignant also so needs biospy to rule out the changes in the cells.

Vulval colposcopy using acetic acid is done to rule out any malignant changes.

Treatment of all these conditions is topical low potency steroids application.

It is better to consult a dermatologist as well as gynaec oncologist.

Hope i have answered your query.I will be available for follow up.
Wishing you good health

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