Vestibular papillomatosis is a benign condition characterized by small, wart-like bumps that appear on the vulva. They can be flat or round, and can range from one to two millimeters in diameter. They are not painful and do not require treatment. Sometimes, doctors mistake this condition for genital warts. However, it is important to know that this condition is not dangerous or infectious.
The diagnosis of vestibular papillomatosis is based on clinical findings and imaging studies. The disease has no specific cause, and the natural history is unclear. One study included selected and unselected patients. The first part of the study enrolled 295 female clinic attendees; the second included 18 patients with vestibular papillomatosis. The women were assessed based on their clinical symptoms, vulval biopsies, and cervical cytology.
Because vestibular papillomatosis is not considered a sexually transmitted disease, it can’t be passed to others. However, there has been some controversy over whether this condition is caused by the HPV virus, which is responsible for cervical cancer. However, it’s important to note that while HPV is not directly linked to vestibular papillomatosis, some doctors believe that patients with the disease are at an increased risk of developing cervical cancer.
The clinical presentation of VP is similar to that of genital warts. However, the disease is distinguishable by five different clinical parameters, according to Moyal-Barranco et al. These include similar appearance and color, the presence of adjacent mucosa, and the presence of a fungus. If the symptoms of vestibular papillomatosis are characterized by the presence of a fungus, it is most likely that the patient has vestibular papillomatosis.
Treatment is the only option for vestibular papillomatosis. In some cases, treatment is necessary if the warts become unbearable or uncomfortable. Fortunately, treatment is not harmful and is not contagious. However, if the disease becomes painful, pregnant women may seek treatment. Treatment also reduces the risk of passing the wart virus to the baby during delivery. Treatment is relatively quick and should not cause long-lasting pain.
If you have this condition, you should consult with your doctor immediately. It can be confusing to identify as a sign of other conditions such as vulvar cancer or a hernia. However, there are various ways to treat this condition. The first step in treating vestibular papillomatosis is to determine whether it has affected your reproductive system. In case of vulvar cancer, the treatment should be based on the type of tumor that is present.
The prevalence of vulvar vestibular papillomatosis is unknown, but it is believed to occur between one and three percent of the population. This condition may be asymptomatic or associated with chronic pruritis and irritation of the vulva. It is characterized by linearly symmetric papillae, which are smooth or filiform. It is often mistaken for condyloma.