Sore vulva turns into raised line of skin fold?

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I went to a walk in clinic doctor about a month ago with an extremely sore vulva on one side, on the outside edge of my labia minora and down to the edge of my vagina. He said he didn't know, but maybe lichen sclerosis, gave me a steroid cream and told me to see my own doctor in a week.

My doctor didn't think it is lichen sclerosis as she could see nothing visibly wrong with my vulva. I told her that I can feel a slightly raised line of skin running alongside my right labia minora and down to my vagina edge, but I agree I see nothing. She said she was going to refer me to a gynecologist, and advised me to stop using the steroid cream. She thought I had some sort of allergic reaction and thought it was good I have already switched to no soap, free laundry detergent, white cotton etc.

So now for two weeks I have had a slight itch in the area but not pain like initially and I haven't really looked at the area. Yesterday it started to become bothersome and I put the steroid cream on without looking. Today it is more bothersome and I looked to find to my horror, I have what looks like a third labia minora next to my right labia minora. I know it's gotta be a skin fold due to inflammation, but this is the only way I can explain it. It is slightly more red than the rest of my vulva, but no sign of whiteness, bumpiness, dryness etc. I also see that there is a red line visible where I could feel the pain, straight down to the edge of my vagina.

Any idea what is going on with my vulvar skin, anyone? It's very uncomfortable and I am so depressed and worried, crying a lot. I wouldn't call it pain or itching at this point,you it's something in the middle?? I know being stressed isn't going to help, but can't help it. I don't get to go to the gynecologist until October sad

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    Hi, the reason i asked was i am in the uk and have free NHS  we are so lucky. I would go back to gp and ask for an earlier appointment with vulva clinic. i know this sounds pretty drastic . i went to icash ( vd ) clinic as i thought i was having an attack of herpes, im so glad i went there, the doctor there told me to see my doctor and get an urgent referral to vulva clinic. where i found out i had VIN ( which is not cancer ). The end of july this year i had the vin removed, i am so glad i went to the vd clinic, as i had prevously seen several doctors who didnt have a clue what i had., i do wish you good luck, let me know how you get on x
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      Thanks Chinney.

      Unfortunately we don't even have vulvar specialists in Canada sad I'm waiting to see a obgyn. Today I called and tried to get an earlier appointment, no luck, not even crying helped. Lol. I'm going to another walk in clinic to see a gp as want a doctor to see it now that there's something to see.

      I'm glad that you got an answer and hope you are healing well.

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    Hi, take a photo of it, I took photos on my phone and showed my doctor and the consultant at hospital as every time I went it was clear. X
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      I did take a pic in case it's different by the time I go to the gynecologist. I saw another gp today who told me "I have no idea what it is". Recommended I not use the steroid cream and to try yeast cream. Disheartening, also he didn't believe it was lichen sclerosis either. He did see everything I can now see as being unusual.

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    Experiencing very similar symptoms and would like to know how things turned out for you. Wishing you the best!
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    Hi Hope things now are OK but why not an obgyn who has a side line in working with volva problems, I sure your find one if you look hard enough.

    So have you now a major, a minor and a minor minor on one side, but then ask say vaginas are like faces no two are the same.

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