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"During the current COVID-19 crisis North West Gynaecology consultants are supporting the NHS and have had to reduce their private work due to NHS commitments. We are still able to offer consultations for existing patients if required, and depending on the degree of urgency, some new consultations, although this may need to be by telephone or video. Please contact our administration team to enquire about this"

Vulval Problems

Women may notice a variety of vulval symptoms including pain, itching or irritation, discolouration and discharge or bleeding.  If these occur, and are not thought to be due to usually easily treatable problems such as thrush infection, it is important for a doctor or nurse to examine the vulva to look for any problems.

Many conditions can cause vulval symptoms but if the cause is not obvious, then a biopsy from the vulva may be necessary to make a diagnosis before deciding on further treatment.

VIN (Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia)

VIN is sometimes known as pre-cancer of the vulva and is usually caused by HPV (wart virus) infection.  It can cause vulval irritation and discomfort and occasionally, if left untreated, can go on to form vulval cancer.  Treatment is usually by surgical removal of affected areas of the vulval skin. .

Please follow this link for patient information about vulval skin conditions: https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/skin-conditions-of-the-vulva/
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