Vulvoscopy Clinic London

For those concerned about vulval itching, burning, pain or other symptoms, a vulvoscopy at our dedicated Vulvoscopy Clinic in Central London can help rule out serious causes and put your mind at ease.

Vulvoscopy Clinic on Harley Street

Our Vulvoscopy Clinic is designed for any women experiencing unusual vulva symptoms or those who have symptoms of vulval cancer. If you are experiencing any symptoms such as itching, burning or pain, it is important to get this checked out, as it may be a sign of HPV which can be a precursor of vulval cancer.

A vulvoscopy is a test that looks at the vulva through a microscope to check for any changes that can’t be seen by the naked eye. If anything unusual is discovered, a biopsy is usually taken which will be sent to be tested for cancer. Most vulvoscopies do not show any cancer, but it is always worth checking to put your mind at ease. Our vulvoscopy specialist Mr Ashfaq Khan will work with you to find out the source of your symptoms.


What is a vulvoscopy?

A vulvoscopy examines the skin of the vulva using a telescope called a colposcope. Acetic acid and iodine are applied to the skin of the vulva, which highlights any abnormal cells, which can cause mild irritation. If abnormal cells are detected during the vulvoscopy, a biopsy will be taken.

What does it look for?

A vulvoscopy is done to exclude vulval pre-cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It is also carried out to look for Vulval Lichen Sclerosus (LS). In very rare cases, LS can lead to vulval cancer, so it is important to get any abnormal signs or symptoms of the vulva checked.

What is a vulvoscopy?

What can you expect from the clinic?

  • A consultation with a specialist gynaecologist, followed by a same-day vulvoscopy
  • If required, a biopsy can be performed at an additional charge
  • Detailed results will be delivered to you via telephone consultation

Who is it for?

A vulvoscopy is recommended for those with vulva symptoms including:

  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Pain

Or abnormal signs such as:

  • Skin discolouration (white, brown or dark)
  • Lumps
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Painful sex

How much does it cost?

For a consultation with our expert gynaecologist and same day vulvoscopy, the price is £390. If a biopsy is required, this will be an extra £395.

If you have private medical insurance, this will most likely be covered by your insurer.

Our vulvoscopy specialist

Mr Ashfaq Khan

Mr Ashfaq Khan is one of the leading gynaecologists and obstetricians in London, with more than 20 years experience in his field. He specialises in vulval diseases including lichens, vulval pain and VIN. He is the head of the Lower Genital Tract Disease Unit at Whittington Hospital, one of the biggest vulval disease centres in the UK.

Mr Khan is also course director for the post-graduate course of the British Colposcopy Society (BSCCP), and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and is also the trainer and examiner for the British Colposcopy Society. He is a member of The British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease and the International Society for the Study of Vulval Disease.

Our vulvoscopy specialist

25 Harley Street

Our Vulvoscopy Clinic is located at 25 Harley Street, one of our outpatient centres on the world famous Harley Street. 25 Harley Street is an exceptional outpatient and diagnostics centre committed to providing leading private healthcare services in a beautiful location.

Renowned for medical excellence in women’s health services and offering access to some of London’s leading gynaecologists, you will feel reassured that you are in the best hands.

25 Harley Street

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Book an appointment at our Vulvoscopy Clinic

If you are experiencing unusual vulval symptoms, you can book an appointment at our Vulvoscopy Clinic by calling 0207 079 2100.

You can reach our bookings team every weekday between 8am and 6pm. Otherwise you can use the below enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch to book you in. (Please select Gynaecology and specify Vulvoscopy Clinic in the box provided).

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