Treating feminine itch, recurrent infections, and burning or pain in the genital region

Pain, burning or itching in the vaginal area is not only physically uncomfortable, it can also affect a woman's quality of life and her intimate relationships.

SLUCare specialists offer relief for women of all ages who struggle with problems of the outer genital area and vagina. The majority of our patients have experienced troubling symptoms for months — even years — and have tried various treatments without success.

Symptoms of vulvar and vaginal conditions may include:

  • Pain with intercourse
  • Persistent itching of the vagina or vulva
  • Recurrent vaginal discharge
  • Burning or pain of the vagina or vulva

SLUCare's Clinical Expertise

At the Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Center, you'll find caring experts from Saint Louis University School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health. These physicians have additional training and experience in the evaluation and treatment diseases affecting the vagina or vulva, including:

SLUCare Vulvar and Vaginal Specialists

Cherie LeFevre, MD, Center Director
Susan Hoffstetter, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Mitul Shah, MD
Andrew Steele, MD

Visiting the SLUCare Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Center

The Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Center staff will take your complete medical history, review your symptoms and discuss treatments you have tried in the past for problems with your vagina or vulva. We will perform an examination and necessary testing. You will then be counseled on guidelines to improve your vulvar and vaginal health.

Our experts recognize the emotional and psychological effects of problems involving the vagina and vulva, and offer a holistic approach in caring for women. Treatment options vary from the use of medications and surgery to physical therapy, biofeedback and psychotherapy.

SLUCare Vulvar and Vaginal Disorders Center Locations

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - St. Louis, 1031 Building
1031 Bellevue Ave., Suite 400
St. Louis, MO 63117

St. Luke's Hospital
224 South Woods Mill Road, Suite 665 South
Chesterfield, MO 63017
(314) 977-7455