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Dr. Norm S.
Dr. Norm S., Board Certified OB/GYN
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Experience:  Over 30 years of experience in OB/GYN practice, including teaching students. Fellow of American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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I have a red/black raised spot on my labia. Don't know how

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Hi there,I have a red/black raised spot on my labia.
Don't know how long it's been there because it's quite difficult to see but this morning hurts to press.
Can you help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Norm S. replied 1 year ago.

It's difficult to say very much without seeing the red/black spot. However, I think the chances are high that it is not cancer.

Vulvar cancer is usually painless until it becomes advanced.

Cancer usually occurs in older women.

Many women have red and black spots on the labia, which are either benign moles, bruises, or something else.

I would recommend making an appointment to see a doctor. If the doctor isn't sure about it, it can be removed using local anesthesia and examined with a microscope. Best wishes.