I am 26 yrs. and for 10 months I have had pesistent itching on my vulva with some sores and tearing. For that 10 months it was diagnosed as yeat infection and bacterial. Recently I went to by gyn and she stated that it was Lichen Sclerosis and possibly another condition happening at the same time. She found a dark lesion on the vulva that she stated might be melanoma. She did a biopsy and I am waiting for the results.
My question is could this lesion be melanoma since it was not there previously and is very dark (purplish black)and how is this distinguished from a benign condition.
How long does it take to get the results back and how accurate are they?
Melanoma sounds extremely unlikely. A biopsy is usually definitive. My pathology lab issues reports in 24 hours. The sooner you get the results, the faster you'll be able to be reassured and enjoy the holiday.
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