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13 Conditions V

Vaginal cancer

Symptoms Include:
Vaginal bleeding | Painful sex | Discharge | Vaginal lump

 

Cancer of the vaginal area is known as vaginal cancer. Cervical cancer, for example, has the potential to migrate to the vaginal area. This page is dedicated to cancers that start in the vaginal area.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Vaginal discharge

Symptoms Include:
Discharge

 

A clear or white discharge from your vaginal area is typical and healthy. This mucus is produced naturally by the cervix, which is the womb’s neck.

 

Related Conditions:
Vaginal thrush

Vaginal thrush

Symptoms Include:
Discharge | Itch | Pain | Pain peeing

 

Vaginal thrush is a common yeast infection that affects nearly every woman at some point in their life. It could be unpleasant and inconvenient. It can, however, typically be addressed with over-the-counter or prescription medication from your doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Vaginal discharge

Vaginismus

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Difficulty having sex | Painful sex | Anxiety

 

When you try to insert something into your vagina, it abruptly tightens up. This is known as vaginismus. It is painful and stressful, but it is treatable. See the section on when to seek medical advice for further information.

Varicose eczema

Symptoms Include:
Itch | Redness | Skin discolouration | Dry skin

 

Varicose eczema is a skin disorder that affects the lower legs for a long time. Varicose veins are common to this condition. Varicose eczema is a chronic skin condition. There are treatments that can help you keep it under control. If you have any of the symptoms listed, see a doctor.

Vasculitis

The term “vasculitis” refers to an inflammation of the blood vessels. Vasculitis can range from a small skin problem to a more serious sickness that causes difficulties with organs such as the heart or kidneys. Vasculitis comes in a variety of forms.

Vertigo

Symptoms Include:
Dizziness | Loss of balance | Nausea

 

Vertigo is a symptom, not a medical condition. It’s the sense that you or your surroundings are moving or whirling. Vertigo is distinguished from plain dizziness by the sensation of movement or spinning.

 

Related Conditions:
Diarrhoea and vomiting

Vitiligo

Symptoms Include:
Lack of skin colour

 

Vitiligo is a long-term skin disorder in which pale spots appear. The lack of pigment (melanin) in the skin causes it. It can affect any part of the body, although it most usually affects the face, neck, and hands.

Vomiting and morning sickness in pregnancy

Symptoms Include:
Nausea | Vomiting | Dehydration

 

Morning sickness, or nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, is quite common in the first trimester. Morning sickness is unpleasant, but it poses no risk to your baby and normally subsides by weeks 16 to 20 of your pregnancy.

Vomiting blood (haematemesis)

Symptoms Include:
Blood | Vomiting

 

Blood in the vomit (haematemesis) could indicate a major condition. If you (or someone you’re with) feel weak, faint, or otherwise unwell after vomiting blood, dial 999. Even if you feel fine, you should go to the local emergency room.

 

Related Conditions:
Coughing up blood (blood in phlegm)

Von Willebrand disease

Symptoms Include:
Blood | Bruising

 

Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is a common genetic bleeding disorder that can be life-threatening. If you experience symptoms of VWD, consult a doctor, especially if someone in your family has it (see symptoms section).

Vulval cancer

Symptoms Include:
Itch | Pain | Thickened skin | Discolouration

 

Vulva cancer is an uncommon kind of cancer that affects women. If you detect any changes in the appearance of your vulva (see symptoms below), visit your doctor. These alterations should be explored, even if they are unlikely to be the outcome of cancer.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Vulvodynia (vulval pain)

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Burning

 

Vulvodynia is severe pain in the vulva that persists for no apparent reason (the skin surrounding the entrance to the vagina). It can affect women of all ages, and it frequently occurs in otherwise healthy women. Vulvodynia can be a difficult condition to live with. If you experience recurrent vulval pain, see a doctor.
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