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    What are the causes of vulval disorders?

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  • Women's Health Queensland Wide provides free health information for Queensland women. View Profile

    The skin of the vulva is very delicate, and thus vulnerable to a wide range of conditions. These can include skin conditions, sexually transmitted or other infections, pain syndromes, precancerous conditions and less commonly, cancer.
    Some women have a genetic predisposition to particular conditions or allergies or hypersensitivity. In other cases irritants may have triggered a vulval condition. Some vulval conditions appear to be autoimmune, in that an overactive immune system may play a role. In some conditions, the cause may yet be unknown.

    To read more about vulval conditions,  please read the following factsheet  vulval conditions

    Women’s Health Educator
    Health Information Line, Women’s Health Queensland Wide
    Women living in Queensland can also call our Health Information Line - a free information and referral service for Queensland women - on 3839 9988 or 1800 017 676 (toll free outside Brisbane).
    Please note that all health information provided by Women’s Health Queensland Wide is subject to this disclaimer

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