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I've had a problem that's been going on for four months. I've seen my GP and a specialist, neither of whom has a clue what it is, and I've now been referred to another specialist. In the meantime, I'm incredibly anxious.
My symptoms are:
1. The part of my vestibule, north of my urethra, is raw and tender to the touch, and sometimes develops very small open sores (ulcer-like?) which heal and are then replaced.
2. My urethral meatus, on the right hand side, possibly the Skene's gland, is red and swollen - but doesn't hurt.
There's no / minimal itching.
Tests for virus, bacteria and fungus have come back negative.
We can safely assume it's not an STI or an allergy.
I'm scared it could even be cancer since I don't have a clue what else it could be. Can you give any sort of diagnosis based on the above?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
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I understand your concerns.
It is reassuring, atleast not any infection.
At your age I will not worry about cancer right away.
That s very low risk.
More likely will be an autoimmune disorder.
Autoimmune disorder is caused by the hyperactivity of the immune system.
The immune system attacks the urethral lining andcauses ulcers swelling etc.
Behcet's syndrome is one such example.
This is a less common condition but strongly suspected in your case.
Reiter's syndrome is another possibility.
However we also tend to see eye involvement and joint involvement over time.
You should ideally consult with an immunologist or a rheumatologist as well.
A urogynecologist should be consulted with as well to do a biopsy also.
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