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AM A BLACK WOMAN AND MY PUSSY TURNING WHITE IS THAT NORMAL

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AM A BLACK WOMAN AND MY PUSSY TURNING WHITE IS THAT NORMAL
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 3 years ago.

dermdoc19 :

These answers are for informational purposes and do not replace a physician head-to-head visit. A patient-physician relationship is not established.

dermdoc19 :

Hello

dermdoc19 :

Thank you fro asking your question.

dermdoc19 :

Is the area turnig pure white or a silvery or purple white?

dermdoc19 :

Do you have any other areas of the skin becoming discolored?

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

Yes pure white all around and inside my vagina

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

on other areas just my vagina

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

should i be worried

dermdoc19 :

From your description , this most likely is vitiligo. This is a condition in which the bodyproduces antibodies which attack the melanocytes, the cells that make pigment. This is considered,what we call auto-immune.

dermdoc19 :

This is a fairly common site for vitiligo to start.

dermdoc19 :

If this is treated early, the situation can reverse and the pigment return to normal. Usually this is treated with either a cream called Elidel, an ointment called Protopic or a fairly strong, prescription strength corticosteroid cream.

dermdoc19 :

The other possibility is something called Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus. This is a thinning of the skin in this area. We do not know why this happens. Occasionally ( about 10% of the time) lichen sclerosus can turn into skin cancer so it is important to have this treated. Treatment consists of either an androgen (testosterone) cream or a strong corticosteroid.

dermdoc19 :

I am assuming there is no itching.

dermdoc19 :

Since both of these conditions, require a prescription strength cream, and it would be important to rule out lichen sclerosus, I think it would be important to consult with your physician. Do mention these two possibilities to him/her.

dermdoc19 :

I hope that helps. Please feel free to answer further questions.

dermdoc19 :

Thank you.

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

That's the way it started itching and small white bumps .

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

the itching stop but inside and all around my vagina getting whiter and spreading out

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

thank you for helping me find out

dermdoc19 :

Generally, vitiligo does not itch, so I would more strongly consider lichen sclerosus.

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

And the lips ad my clitoris skin gone hard like leather

dermdoc19 :

That is probably from scratching. This will thicken the skin.

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

will it go back to normal ?

dermdoc19 :

With treatment it will thin out.

JACUSTOMER-1g0tvwnz- :

I am shaven should i stop saving

dermdoc19 :

I would stop shaving since that can cause irrtatation.