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Home Remedies For Vulvodynia
Many Treatments: Vulvodynia is a disorder of pain which can consist of burning, shooting, itching, or throbbing pain of the vagina. It has no known etiology and is a diagnosis of exclusion (other problems must be ruled out). Unfortunately, there is no fda approved treatment. At home, you can try sitz baths and lubricants for sex. However, i urge you to see your gynecologist or urogynecologist for options. ...Read more
Treatment : There is no standard treatment for vulvodynia. Hypoallergenic skin care, estrogen cream, gabapentin, amitriptiline, physical therapy among other treatments. The most important thing is to be adequately evaluated since vulvodynia coexist with other painful conditions and all have to be treated simultaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could vulvodynia be caused from a laparoscopy? Really irritated vagina, outside area more than inside, tried thrush treatment
What is the best treatment for vestibular vulvydinia? Was recntly diagnosed and am taking low dose amitriptiline and antihistimine along with some pt.
Can elavil (amitriptyline) cause your hair to fall out? I'm taking it for vulvodynia and my hair is thinning and i see it all over the floor in my home.
It's not likely : That Elavil (amitriptyline) is causing ur hair loss. It's not known even among the rare side effects. However, please go back as soon as u can 2 the doctor who prescribed it 2 u 2 discuss the hair loss issue & Elavil (amitriptyline) concern 2 have it checked up. S/he might refer you to a dermatologist consultation for further evaluation & help. Take care and best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You'll know: Vulvodynia is a medical term for stating that a woman's vulva is painful. There are four main categories involved with diagnosing vulvodynia. It can be a very frustrating symptom for women. Finding a compassionate doctor who will thoroughly evaluate & treat vulvodynia can be difficult for woman with this symptom. Even with thorough diagnosis & treatment, symptoms may improve but persist. ...Read more
Possibly: Vulvodynia is a term used to describe any chronic pain condition of the vulvar area. It sometimes happens together with IC/PBS making it difficult to tell which condition is causing the symptoms, especially if there is pelvic floor dysfunction as well. A doctor with experience in vulvodynia should be able to help. There's a list of providers on www.nva.org if your usual doctors aren't sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a gynae exam: Vulvodynia is persistent pain around the vulva when the vulva usually looks normal and there's no obvious cause for the pain. Bleeding and cuts suggests there's another cause for your vulvar pain, other than true vulvodynia. There are quite a few possibilities. Suggest see a gynaecologist to help you sort out what's going and get the most effective treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer