The Itchy Vulva (and Not So Itchy Vulva) with Dr. Jill Krapf

Season 3, Episode 132,   Jun 13, 12:30 AM

Men have always had the obvious advantage of inspecting their genitalia with essentially no effort on their part. For women, it’s a little more challenging. Combine that with the recommendation that there is no need for women to have a gynecologic exam as they get older, most doctors are also not looking. Today I am joined by Dr.Jill Krapf, a gynecologist whose area of expertise is …the vulva. We will be discussing one of the most maddening, frustrating symptoms in all of gynecology- THE ITCHY VULVA , but just as important, why even if your vulva isn’t itching, why it still needs some attention. 
In this episode 
  • Why it is important to have a VULVAR EXAM
  • Why VULVAR CANCER numbers are increasing
  • HOW to inspect your vulva 
  • What products can IRRITATE the vulva and should be avoided 
  • When URINE is the culprit 
  • The difference between a VULVAR YEAST infection and a vaginal yeast infection 
  • How to get rid of CHRONIC YEAST 
  • Vulvar itching from LOW ESTROGEN 
  • How to know if you have a dermatologic condition such as LICHEN SCLEROSUS 
  • How to get the best results from your lichen sclerosus treatment 
  • If your vulvar itching could be CANCER 
Why even if your vulva is not itchy, it still needs to get checked regularly
                                                     Jill Krapf MD
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Dr. Krapf’s Lichen Sclerosus Webinar on YouTube 
To find a vulvar specialist: 
Lichen Sclerosus Support Network: 
The International Society for the Study of Sexual Medicine: 
For More info on this topic:   
Episode 93 What’s Up Down There 
Episode 131Why You Need to Keep Seeing a Gyne with Dr. Shieva Ghofrany
Episode 60  Lack of Lubrication Not Always From Lack of Estrogen   
Episode 4: Is Your Lubricant Helping or Hurting Your Vagina?
Episode 5: Vaginal Estrogen- Rings, Creams, and Other Things 

Dr. Streicher’s Inside Information podcast is not intended to replace medical advice and should be used to supplement, not replace, care by your personal healthcare clinician. Dr. Streicher disclaims liability for any medical outcomes that may occur because of applying methods suggested or discussed in this podcast.

Lauren Streicher, MD is a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and the founding medical director of the Northwestern Medicine Center for Sexual Medicine and Menopause. She is a certified menopause practitioner of the North American Menopause Society. 

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