A Vulva Clinic is a specialty clinic run by experts to manage skin problems on and around the genital area of women. Problems around the vulva region (the skin around, on and in the genital area) are common, and can lead to severe discomfort and embarrassment for the woman. Women generally suffer in silence, ignore the problem until it gets very severe, or use home remedies which worsen the situation. Occasionally, problems which are neglected for several years can transform into cancers. Handling vulvar problems requires special diagnostic skills and experience. Problems arise due to friction with tight or synthetic clothes, prolonged contact with damp clothing, sweating, contact with chemicals as in detergents, vaginal discharges, fungal, viral and bacterial infections, or through sexual contact with an infected individual. Often, over-zealous cleansing, shaving or contact / friction with sanitary pads may aggravate the problem.
Each condition has its own specific treatment. Problems commonly seen are boils and abscesses, bartholin cysts, growths like warts, rashes like lichen simplex, psoriasis, lichen planus, lichen sclerosis and skin cancers and pre-cancers. The treatment may consist of medicines, topical applications or surgery if necessary. Each patient will be seen by a dermatologist and a gynaecologist together.
Every case basically needs a good examination. If required, tests such as smears, swabs, cultures, biopsies, colposcopy, PAP smear etc may be carried out.
Monday & Friday: 15.00hrs - 17.00hrs
Dr. Nina Madnani
Consultant - Dermatologist, Aesthetic Dermatologist, Hair Specialist and Vulvologist
M.D., D.V.D., F.A.A.D., F.I.S.S.V.D.