Find out about the possible symptoms of vulval cancer and when to see your doctor.
What to look for
Symptoms can include:
- a lasting itch
- pain or soreness
- thickened, raised, red, white or dark patches on the skin of the vulva
- an open sore or growth visible on the skin
- burning pain when you pass urine
- vaginal discharge or bleeding
- a mole on the vulva that changes shape or colour
- a lump or swelling in the vulva
- a lump in the groin
All these symptoms can be caused by other conditions, such as infection. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor. They can examine your vulva.
Treatment for thrush
If you think you keep getting thrush, don't just keep treating yourself with over the counter creams, such as Canesten.
It is worth going to the GP for a check up - just to make sure that thrush is the root cause of your discomfort. The itching could be a sign that you are developing vulval intraepithelial neoplasia (VIN).