Hi there.. ... just two days ago i realized my wife has developed white spots near the vaginal openings on upper thighs, earlier it looked like dead skin or dryness issue or vaginal discharge after intercourse dried up, but now it still is present as few white spots around the vagina on both thighs almost in symmetrical fashion, pls note they are not inside the vaginal walls but on thighs near the vagina,
Apart from this area she doesn't have them on anywhere on her body.
Pls suggest what should be done, should we wait for few days to see whether it spreads or should immediately go to a gyano, i am concerned that it shouldn't be the starting of a skin infection in which the whole body skin develops white pathces.
Two possibilities are there for such depigementation. Firstly,it can be due to tinea versicolor. Tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that lives in the skin of almost all adults. Factors that can cause the fungus to become more visible include high humidity and immune or hormone abnormalities.Treatment involves topical and oral antifungal medicines.
Second possibility is of vitiligo. It is a pigmentation disorder in which melanocytes (the cells that make pigment) in the skin are destroyed. As a result, white patches appear on the skin in different parts of the body. Diagnosis can be confirmed by external examination, blood tests to check skin cell count for melanocytes and biopsy of the skin patches.
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