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A 25-year-old female asked:

Does vulvodynia cause symptoms similar to yeast infections such as itching at the opening of vagina? no bumps. just a little bit of redness. no stds?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Vulvodynia may be possible, but generally is defined not by itching but by pain, often primarily during sex; and without visible inflammation (redness). A yeast infection may be more likely. Discuss with your doctor, or maybe try an over-the-counter vaginal yeast treatment. Good luck.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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Vulvodynia is a diagnosis of exclusion: i.e. pain that is not otherwise explained after detailed evaluation for other possibilities and persists after treating for yeast and other possible infections
Nov 27, 2021
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Though candidiasis can cause myriad of symptoms, I will suggest you visiting your Ob/Gyn for proper diagnosis and treatment. Vulvodynia is not the usual presentation of candida. Hope it helps.
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