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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
Many Treatments: Vulvodynia is a complex pain disorder 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). The treatments can consist of physical therapy, diazepam, trigger point injections, topical anesthesia, antidepressants, and surgery. Unfortunately, there is no fda approved treatment. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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 more
Calendula cream: Calendula cream is available over the counter and may be helpful in some people. Often vulvodynia is a nerve irritation problems so low dose oral medications like tricyclic antidepressants and gabapentin are often more helpful than creams. Also, physical therapy can be very helpful if you find a physical therapist skilled in treatment of vulvodynia. ...Read more
If my vulvodynia becomes the worst only after menstruating, what could be the underlying cause of it and what should I do?
Stop menstruation: If the timing is such that the pain is distinctly linked to your cycle, then it might be a good experiment to stop your cycle using either the Depo-Provera shot or birth control pills. This would help to sort out whether it is cycle related or related to some other cause. ...Read more
My friend suspectas vulvodynia vestibulitis syndrome — as symptom suggest this. What can you tell me about this syndrome?
Underdiagnosed: Vulvodynia is an under-diagnosed cause of vaginal pain, particularly at the entrance to the vagina. It can severely affect a woman's sexual function and is somewhat difficult to treat, but if combined with physical therapy and a gynecological specialist, it can be treated ...Read more
I have this intense burning feeling on the outside of my vagina is it Vulvodynia or an infeccion? I just have burning
Female Pain: Pain of the skin around the female private area is typically labial pain. This might occur with yeast infection, which causes burning/itching/redness, allergic reactions (such as to sanitary pads or chemicals), post-coital pain, reaction to semen, post-trauma such as horseback riding/bicycles, or if more localized can be in-grown hairs or cysts. If not improved, you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more
Not true: All gynecology specialists are very familiar, 16% of females suffer, no identifiable pathology, every test will be normal, no explainable etiology, yet woman suffer intractable pains, and doctors are helpless. If you are one of the victim, go to a specialized place, maintain intense hygiene, wear cotton underwear, nothing at night, and lubricants to vagina, hope you will feel better. ...Read more
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Will it my vulvodynia go away over time since I am a teen? (related to hormonal fluctuations due to puberty?)
I have vulvodynia and someone suggested medical marijuana because I'm taking gabapentin and it's not helping. Would that be a better option?
Marijuana: I see that you're in georgia, where marijuana is not legal. "Medical" marijuana would be problematic for you in that case. If your current medications are not helping your vulvodynia, you need to tell your doctor and work towards something that provides relief. Please discuss your ideas with your physician so that you can have a full conversation about them. ...Read more