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yes, this may be thickening of the skin due to chronic vestibulitis. It may also be skin thickening due to a chronic skin condition or possibly due to dysplasia.
Best thing to do, because I cannot do an exam myself, is to have it evaluated by your doctor. If there is any question a biopsy can be done. That way you have a definitive treatment.
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Generally no. the tissue usually gets thinner and smoother with age. But there are many variations it may be completely normal depending on exactly what you're feeling. The fact that your doctor doesn't see anything and you don't have an other symptoms (itching, burning, discharge, etc) it probably is normal and you should keep an eye on it. If it gets worse to you then you can see your doctor.
Usually, anything abnormal on the vulva and vagina present with itching. if you develop itching see your doctor.