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Have recurring itch on labia. Why is it black? Fear STD?

I have a recurring itch on the left side of my labia , it is localized to one spot and is not accompanied by any type of lesion or bumps, only a very small dark, almost blackish patch where the itching occurs, which can only be seen upon close examination. I have been tested for STDs and have not been sexually active since this test, or even for a year before it.
Asked On : Mon, 30 Jul 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM,
Itching on the left side of labia can be due to some skin lesion.
What is your age?
As the age advances, there are atrophic changes in the reproductive tract including the vulval skin.
This condition is called lichen sclerosis atrophicus.
It is not a manifestation of STD.
Lack of estrogens causes this condition.
Topical estrogen is used to treat this condition.
A biopsy is required to diagnose this condition.
Consult your gynecologist for clinical examination and biopsy of the lesion.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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