What are the presenting symptoms of Vaginal Precancer? It does not usually cause symptoms but can be picked up at a speculum examination.

What is VAIN?
VAIN stands for Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia. It refers to a precancer condition identical to that which affects the cervix (CIN or Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia) and which is also caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

How is VAIN picked up?
It is generally picked up by a PAP smear and diagnosis is then confirmed after a colposcopy and a biopsy.

What is the treatment VAIN?
Early forms of this may be just monitored. Higher-grade lesions may either be excised with a surgical operation or the use of specialised cream.