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A GP’s guide to benign vulvar lesions

Ian Jones
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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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