Vitiligo Skin Disease on the Genital Areas: Penis, Vagina and Scrotum

The first time you notice white spotting on your private parts you might panic in fear you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Genital vitiligo is isolated, but it happens semi-occasionally. The causes of the autoimmune disorder attacking your privates is almost always genetic. If you have close relatives who also suffer from the skin disease then your chances increase substantially. The spreading habit of the disease means that your entire pubic region, penis, and scrotum might eventually lighten substantially. Please look over the pictures depicting the disorder.

Diagnosing Genital Vitiligo

Sexual intimacy is a personal experience. Most people are already self-conscious of their privates so any little deviation from the ‘norm’ becomes a cause for concern not only for you but also for your lover. They diagnose genital vitiligo using a Woods lamp which reveals if there is pigment.

Under the rays, the patches take on a yellowish green or blue hue. In addition, a blood test is undertaking to look for certain immune chemicals which are signals for autoimmune disease. To further confirm, they take a small skin biopsy of the area which will measure the number of melanocytes.

Depigmentation Vitiligo Penis

Attaining a firm erection is not only physical but mental. In order for the pelvic muscles to relax so that blood can rush into the penile chamber a man must be in the right frame of mind. For a man, vitiligo penis causes psychosexual problems of the genitals. Some men cannot even attain a firm phallus with Viagra or Cialis because their mind is not in the game. They are too busy pondering their genitalia appearance. Therapy is a failure because of the glabrous skin’s (non-hair-bearing) does not respond to residual pigment. They have shown autologous cultured melanocyte transplantation to be effective on the scrotum, penis, and perineum for focal.

Vitiligo Scrotum Re-coloration

Researchers have successfully used donor skin harvested from the abdomen and the thighs. They then treat the specimens with the washing agent calcium-free Hanks solution. After cleansing, they are soaked in trypsin for a ten-minute incubation. Ethylenediaminetetraacetate acid (EDTA) solution is then added for an additional 10 minutes. They maintained the temperature at 37 degrees Celsius. Scientists then painstakingly separated the epidermal sheet using a stereomicroscope. The cells then undergo full suspension with a centrifuge. They were then re-suspended a Hu16 medium. They then placed seeds within a culture flask. The cells were carefully incubated encased in a humidified CO2 devised atmosphere. They further added geneticin to the solution to protect against contamination. The cells were again centrifuged and re-suspended using F12 medium. At this time they were ready to be taken to the operating room for vitiligo scrotum re-coloration. Patients underwent two rounds of surgery before achieving full success with 90 percent repigmentation.

Treating Penile Vitiligo

The above method outlined works well on the entire male genitalia. Penile vitiligo occurs frequently and can often be the only place that exhibits the white patches. Pimecrolimus was reported as a treatment but it normally does not last. Surgical intervention is the only foolproof way to achieve even color balance. Cell transplantation is successful on the shaft and glans using melanocyte–keratinocyte. Men have a habit of postponing seeking help until the situation is widespread which is why surgery is the only solution.

Vitiligo Pussy and Lichen Sclerosis

Lichen sclerosis afflicts the vulva and vagina of women. The area exhibits white skin and is accompanied by intense itching. The dermis is affected and thins. There might be swelling along with noticeably broken blood vessels. The elastic stretch fibers of the skin and collagen start to break down.

Pain and blisters often manifest. The condition takes over the genital and anal regions. Interestingly, many times vitiligo pussy is often misdiagnosed as lichen sclerosis because they share striking visual similarities. In addition, both are autoimmune disorders. In addition, the two diseases often go hand-in-hand. It is not uncommon for a woman to have both disorders at the same time.

They can treat both conditions with steroids and light therapy. Tricyclic antidepressants also bring relief from the intense itching. Acitretin may also be prescribed. The psychological ramifications of the disorders tend to cause serious sexual dysfunction.

Many women require the lights off in the bedroom, they will not allow oral sex, and they often pick celibacy over having to deal with the dilemma of sharing such intimate details with their partner.

Comparing Lichen Sclerosis to Vitiligo

The white patches caused by vitiligo on the vulvar area are not thin. They feel the exact same as the rest of the area. However, the white patches caused by Lichen Sclerosis are fragile, thin, and bleed if rubbed or scratched. Both conditions run in families. The similarities are fascinating because they often arise at the exact same time and co-exist making the diagnosis confusing and difficult.

With vitiligo, other areas of the body might also show whitening. Ultraviolet light treats both conditions and restores pigment int the vaginal region. Many women opt to have the treatment done if they also suffer from the pain and discomfort of lichen sclerosis. However, older women with vitiligo might say no to the UV therapy, but younger women who feel self-conscious might agree.

 

 

Article References:

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