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Unread 08-10-2001, 05:12 AM
vulvar dysplasia

i'm not sure this is the right area so please move it if is not. a couple days ago i posted (in another area) about vaginal yeast infections alternating with vaginal bacterial infections for years. another princess had this and was diagnosed with vulvar dysplasia. has anyone else had this problem? what is vagianl dysplasia ? how do i find out if i have it? should i mention this to my dr before surgery? actually any info i can get on this would be appreciated. i did check out a couple of web sites but if anyone knows of any good ones please let me know what they are. thank you. cynthia
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Unread 08-10-2001, 05:42 AM
vulvar dysplasia

I really don't have any experience with this, but I do suggest that you speak to your doctor if you have any questions. It seems that when we read things, we always put ourselves in a much more drastic group than we should. Dysplasia means that there is abnormal cell growth as in the size, shape, and rate of multiplication of cells. I hope that this info and my opinion has helped you out.
Unread 08-10-2001, 06:03 AM
vulvar dysplasia

I just had a follow up pap (vault smear) because my last pap came back as "atypical" (ASCUS). I had a TAH BSO for chronic dysplasias last June. When I had my repeat Wed. My DR is confident that this one will come back OK. I don't have the HPV virus, but I do have genital herpes which he said can cause abnormal paps. He did diagnose a yeast infection and a bacterial infection. I've also read on several websites that vulvar cancer is often misdiagnosed for years as yeast or other infections. The best (and only) thing we can do is get regular check ups. Vulvar cancer is extremely rare so try not to worry about it too much as long as continue your regular pap smears and check ups. Hope this helps and sorry it's so long-winded. Good luck!!!
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Unread 08-10-2001, 06:16 AM
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my pap smears and vaginal smears always come back with either yeast or bacteria...would this be true if i had dysplasia.
you ladies are GREAT!!! i just can't tell you enough how much you have helped me. THANK YOU. Cynthia
Unread 08-10-2001, 02:41 PM
vulvar dysplasia

Hi Cynthia, I have found a few helpful web sites. I hope they are of some help to you. take care and love always x

and another one that may help:
Unread 08-10-2001, 03:15 PM
vulvar dysplasia

I was not trying to scare you about the vulvar dysplasia. I just want women to be educated about it. I had no clue it existed until I had it. I don't want every woman with a yeast infection going screaming to their doctor!!!

I am sorry if I scared anyone! But I wanted you to know I am out here if someone is going through it as well!

=) Debbie
Unread 08-10-2001, 11:12 PM
vulvar dysplasia

Hi girls , just thought I would post here again. Please remember that all types of gyn cancer are rare. Cervical , ovarian and endometrial cancer are probably the most common. Vulva and vaginal cancer less common. Like Cyd says , lots of us read and then imagine all sorts of things. The best thing to do when anything is suspicious or abnormal is to go to your Dr and have it checked. Debbie , I am sure you didnt scare anyone and it is good to know that you are there , willing to share your story. Much love to all you special girls x x x
Unread 08-11-2001, 07:30 AM
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thanks to everyone who replied. i will check out the sites. this news did not scare me as i am so scared of the mass on my ovary that there is no more room for any more fear! i will ask my gyn about my chronic vaginal imbalance...he is a new dr to me and maybe he will have some ideas. thank you again. cynthia
Unread 10-12-2001, 08:27 AM
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Hey it's really need to see that my site ( is mentioned here!

YES - vulvar cancer is VERY RARE. However it is increasing in frequency - according to research I've read - among women under 50, largely because of an association with HPV (human papilloma virus). IT IS STILL RARE - but there IS something you can do about it.

A vulva is a woman's external genitals - clitoris, labia, etc - the parts you can see. SO except in unusual cases, vulvar cancer is generally a visible cancer - so vulvar self-exams are a great tool for early detection!

You can learn more at and we also have a link there to a site where you can request a brochure about vulvar self-exams (What to look for, names of the parts of the vulva, etc) that come from a gyn oncologist in Georgia.

Good health to you all,

Unread 10-12-2001, 01:44 PM
vulvar dysplasia

Hi Debby, thanks so much for posting, I am sure you will be able to help lots of women with concerns about vulvar cancer as many of us do suffer from HPV. I would like to stress though not to panic as my Dr says it is indeed very rare and like cervical cancer... most treatable when caught early.

Just noticed in your profile that there is no surgery date, have you had a hysterectomy or considering one? But thanks again for you input. x x

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