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Dr. C.
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I have noticed a few black spots/patches near my clitoral hood and on my labia mi

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I have noticed a few black spots/patches near my clitoral hood and on my labia minora and wanted to make sure it's nothing to worry about.
Hi, It's Dr. C. Board certified Ob-gyne. I can help you today. It would be most helpful if you could attach an image file for me to see.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I've attached a photo- thank you.
These look like a condition called melanosis. Usually when I first detect these on a woman, I have her come back in 3 months to look at them again just to make sure they're not enlarging quickly. While rare, it's possible to develop melanoma on the skin of the vulva. Melanosis is MUCH MUCH more common and I see it often enough. Any questions?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hello,Thank you so much for your response. So I should visit an OB-GYN in 3 months if I notice any changes? I noticed one maybe 9 months ago and noticed the little ones in the last 3 months.
Yes I'd do that. BUT even if there is change, remember that chances are close to 100% that it's just developing melanosis which is not a cancerous condition. The gyne would look for thickening in the tissue and may choose to take a small biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Anything else?
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That's it. Thank you very much for your help.