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Vulval Problems

Significant progress has been made in the past 10 years for the treatment of vulval and vaginal problems. At London Wellwoman Clinic we provide expert assessments and private treatment for various types of vulval problems.

 

 

Listed below are some of the most common types of vulval problems.

Benign lumps, bumps and cysts

These are common and a simple inspection should be enough for a Gynaecologist to reassure that they are not cancerous. If the lump is causing discomfort or is unsightly, surgical excision can be performed under local anaesthesia.

Hypo-oestrogenic atrophy / atrophic vaginitis

This condition is caused by a lack of oestrogen after menopause, with soreness, bleeding and painful intercourse common symptoms. Diagnosis is made based on the appearance and by excluding infections using a swab test. The condition is treated with oestrogen, either as a tablet or cream.

Lichen sclerosus

This is a chronic skin condition more common in the elderly. Itching and soreness are common and intercourse can be painful or impossible due to the narrowing of the vaginal entrance. The symptoms often spread around the anal area and the skin usually has a whitened appearance. Diagnosis can usually be made from the appearances alone but sometimes it is necessary to take a biopsy. Treatment is with steroid ointments.

Vulval abscess

Vulval abscesses are fairly common and are the result of a cyst getting infected which can be very painful. In its early stages, it may be possible to treat with antibiotics, but in most cases, surgery will be required to drain the abscess.

Vulval cancer

This typically affects older women, with the symptom being a lump that is itchy, sore and which may bleed. Diagnosis is confirmed with a biopsy and treatment is by surgical excision, which may also involve removing lymph nodes in the groin.

Contact us today

We are specialists in the treatment of all vulval problems and encourage you to contact us by calling 020 7806 4098 or by emailing london.wellwomanclinic@hje.org.uk

Wellwoman Clinic

The Wellwoman Clinic is a specialist centre offering assessment and treatment of gynaecological conditions. We treat women of all ages, prioritising patient needs and comfort throughout their treatment.

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Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, ENT, as well as a private GP practice and our urgent care centre, Casualty First, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information then get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4098.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRI’s a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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