Treatment for Common Vaginal Disorders Vienna
Dr. Hall is one of the few gynecologists in the area that specializes in vaginal disorders. Vaginal disorders in Vienna are a specialized field of gynecology and Dr. Hall has earned many certifications and a wealth of clinical experience over the past 20 years. She sees many patients referred by other gynecologists and dermatologists to treat a variety of vulva-vaginal disorders.
These are disorders that occur on the vulva. The vulva includes the mons (the hair area), the labia majora (large lips, also hairy), the labia minora (small lips), the clitoral hood, the urethra, the vaginal opening, the perineum, and the perianal area.
Some of the most common disorders include infections, ulcers, eczema, folliculitis, polyps, psoriasis, abscesses, contact dermatitis, and autoimmune disorders. Additionally, many STDs infect the vulva and vagina. This can present as bumps, ulcers, or sores.
Essentially, vulvodynia is chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause. The constancy, severity, and location of the pain varies among sufferers. For example, some women only experience pain in one area of the vulva, but most experience pain in multiple areas. This pain may be so severe that sexual intercourse becomes impossible.
Vulva and Vaginal Cancers
Vulva cancer is just like any other skin cancer except it forms on the skin of the vulva. Melanoma, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and metastatic cancer can all affect the vulva. While it is much less common, vaginal cancer does occur.
Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Lichen simplex chronicus or LCS, is a common condition that causes a very itchy genital area. This may also be called vulva eczema.
Lichen sclerosis is an autoimmune skin disease. Unfortunately, this is often misdiagnosed by medical professionals. While lichen sclerosis can occur in women of any age, it is more common in women after menopause. The cause is not completely understood, but this disorder occurs when the immune system becomes overactive and causes the tissue on the vulva to thicken and scar.
Doctor for Vaginal Disorders in Vienna
Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help you get back to a comfortable, healthy life. To learn more, please contact the Menopause Center today.