An overview of Vulval disease

These are quite common in women and many of our patients see us due to a vulval disease. Within the vulva there is skin, glands and mucous membrane. There is huge potential for pathology, including psychosomatic problems. As many as 1 in 5 women experience significant vulval symptoms. The vulva is the group of external structures that comprise the female genitalia. There are many vulval diseases that can cause symptoms of genital irritation, throbbing, burning, urinary frequency, rawness, pain during sex and urinary urgency.

Some of the vulval diseases that women can suffer from include:

  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction
  • Vulvodynia
  • Bacterial vaginitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Vaginitis
  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Vulvar cancer
  • Aphthous Ulcers/ Behcet’s Disease
  • Chronic pelvic pain

How Auckland Gynaecology can help

The most common symptoms for vulval disease itching, pain or noticeable skin changes such as swelling or splitting. We will undertake the management of this disease and provide you with the treatment you need. As these diseases can often be very irritating we aim to provide you with efficient service to ensure your problem is dealt with promptly and professionally. We understand that many of these issues may be difficult to talk about but we urge you to book an appointment with us, so we can help to ease your symptoms and have you feeling better as soon as possible.

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Our Services

  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain, endometriosis
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Colposcopy and treatment of cervical abnormalities
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Menopause
  • Adolescent gynaecology
  • Cervical screening
  • Early pregnancy problems such as miscarriage
  • Vulval disease
  • Post pregnancy problems
  • IUD fitting


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