Feature Article

A GP’s guide to benign vulvar lesions

Ian Jones



Vulvar lesions may cause pain but are often asymptomatic. Identifying the type of lesion and the appropriate treatment course is an important role of the GP.

Key Points

  • Women are often embarrassed to discuss vulvar problems with their GPs.
  • Careful and sensitive examination is required to determine the exact location of the lesion.
  • Determining the location of the lesion can assist with diagnosis.
  • Treatment, if needed, may require referral of the patient to a specialist.

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