Vulvar Disease Clinic

For individuals with chronic vulvar symptoms and/or asymptomatic vulvar conditions or lesions

The Vulvar Disease Clinic at the BCCVH assesses and manages people with chronic vulvar symptoms (more than 3 months of symptoms) and/or asymptomatic vulvar conditions or lesions. At Vancouver Coastal Health we have been running a clinic focused on vulvar disorders since 1991. In 2017, we expanded and enhanced our services by adding in additional health care providers and additional clinics.

People with vulvar diseases present with a range of symptoms and signs. A common symptom of many vulvar diseases is vulvar itch. Individuals may also experience vulvar burning, soreness, rawness, or pain. They may experience difficulty with daily living activities, and sexual activities. People may also notice changes to their skin, physical lesions (sores, ulcers) on their skin, and or abnormal bleeding or discharge in the area. Unfortunately, many vulvar diseases have similar symptoms and signs and it requires an expert to diagnoses the specific disease.

Please see our Health Information section for general information about how to take care of your skin and detailed information about skin conditions. Individuals with benign vulvar diseases will often benefit from seeing other health care providers in the Centre (eg. psychologist) to address their overall health concerns related to their vulvar condition.

Conditions Seen in the Vulvar Disease Clinic include:

Dermatologic Conditions

Lichen sclerosus
Lichen planus
Lichen simplex chronicus
Plasma cell vulvitis

Benign cysts, and benign tumors of the vulva

Sebaceous cysts, epidermal inclusion cysts, vestibular cysts, Skene duct cysts, lipomas, fibromas, leiomyoma, endometriomas, acrochordons, seborrheic keratosis, pyogenic granuloma

Inflammatory skin conditions (non-infectious)

Irritant/contact dermatitis, allergic dermatitis
Eczema, psoriasis
Atrophic vulvovaginitis (post-menopausal)
Apthous ulcers
Folliculitis, cellulitis

Other conditions

Crohn's disease
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Lymphangitis circumscriptum
Condyloma in immune compromised patients



πŸ“ž(604) 875 5022 Press #3
πŸ“ 6th Floor, Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9
🏒 Office Hours
Monday – Thursday Β  Β 8:00 – 3:30 Β 
(closed 12pm – 1pm)