Do You Have Vaginal Discharge? It Could Be Vulvar Disease

It can be difficult to talk about certain issues, especially if you don’t feel comfortable with intimate topics. Vulvar disease is often overlooked and ignored by women who feel too shy or ashamed to mention it to their doctor. However, if you’re experiencing vulvar pain, abnormal discharge, itching, or other symptoms, it’s time to bring it up with a medical professional. 

At the OB/GYN practice of Gae Rodke, MD, FACOG, Dr. Rodke provides a safe, respectful, and compassionate space to talk about your gynecological concerns. She can help you figure out if your vaginal discharge changes are a symptom of a trivial or serious issue, and treat you for vulvar disease if required. 

Vulvar disease: the basics 

Vulvar disease is a blanket term that covers a number of issues. Your vulvar disease might be something as simple as itching and inflammation caused by a new detergent or scented pantyliner, to something as serious as a malignant growth or cysts. Common diseases of the vulva include: 

As you can see, vulvar disease simply refers to any of a number of conditions that affect the vulva. 

When you should be concerned

Any problem with your vulva or vagina that doesn’t go away within a few days is worthy of concern. The following symptoms might indicate vulvar disease: 

Many women become anxious about any change in their genital region. Itching, burning, and discharge can be difficult to ignore, and these symptoms can throw a wrench in your intimate activities. When this condition lasts more than a few days and begins to negatively affect your life, it might be time to seek help with your vulvar disease. 

Getting help for vulvar disease

It can be difficult to find a doctor you trust and feel comfortable with. Many women procrastinate getting gynecological issues looked at due to embarrassment. You shouldn’t feel uncomfortable or ashamed about vulvar disease; it can happen to anyone!  You’ll be more comfortable and at ease once you know what’s wrong and have treatment options. 

Your vulvar disease might need medical attention, or you might just need to switch soaps. Friction caused by sex, allergic reactions to latex, and irritation from waxing/shaving can also lead to issues with the vulva. If you do have a more serious condition, early diagnosis and treatment is best. That’s where we can help.

Call our office at 212-496-9800 or book an appointment online today. We’ll provide you with compassionate, discrete treatment to restore your vulvar health.

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