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I have pain in my vaginal area. Is this vulvodynia?

I have pain in my vaginal area. Is this vulvodynia?

Vulvodynia=vulvar pa: Vulvodynia=vulvar pain. This condition can occur at any age and can be difficult to treat. See you gynecologist for evaluation, treatment and followup. If the pain persists, ask for a referral to a vulvar pain specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Vulvodynia (Definition)

Vulvodynia is a condition where a woman experiences pain in the labia of her vagina, not due to infection ...Read more


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I have very bad vaginal burning I have no yeast no STDs what should I do I can't go to dr right now i think its vulvodynia?

I have very bad vaginal burning I have no yeast no STDs what should I do I can't go to dr right now i think its vulvodynia?

Vulvar pain: Vulvodynia is a chronic pain syndrome that affects the vulvar area occuring without an obvious cause or visible pathology. It refers to pain of the vulva unexplained by vulvar or vaginal infection or skin disease. You really need to be examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a resistant strain of candida albicans cause persistent vaginal thrush or vulvodynia?

Can a resistant strain of candida albicans cause persistent vaginal thrush or vulvodynia?

Possible: The more likely reason for persistent thrush is an underlying medical condition or chronic medications. For example diabetic patients can have a history of persistent thrush. Please check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have vulvodynia?

How to tell if I have vulvodynia?

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

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What are the symptoms of vulvodynia?

What are the symptoms of vulvodynia?

Pain: You can have vulvar itching, burning, tearing with penetration or in some cases when sitting or tight clothing. Some women will experience pain all the time. ...Read more

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Is vulvodynia a symptom of IC/PBS?

Is vulvodynia a symptom of IC/PBS?

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

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What to do if I have vulvodynia, is this curable?

What to do if I have vulvodynia, is this curable?

Controllable: Although there is no "cure" for vulvodynia, it is certainly treatable/comtrollable. Treatment is multi-modal, utilizing topical and oral medication as well as physical therapy, biofeedback and dietary modifications. Seek out a vulvodynia expert in your area. ...Read more

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Would you be able to recommend a cream for vulvodynia that I can purchase otc?

Would you be able to recommend a cream for vulvodynia that I can purchase otc?

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

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If my vulvodynia becomes worst only after menstruating, what could be the underlying cause of it and what should I do?

If my vulvodynia becomes 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 shot or birth control pills. This would help to sort out whether it is cycle related or related to some other cause. ...Read more