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What are treatments for vulvar vestibulitis?

What are treatments for vulvar vestibulitis?

Vulvar pain: The new terminology for vulvar vestibulitis is localized provoked vulvodynia. It is characterized by severe pain incited by focal touch or pressure of the vulva. Most patients with localized provoked pain are referred for physical therapy to the pelvic floor with biofeedback. It is most useful for patients who also have vaginismus, back pain, or muscle spasms. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Vestibulitis (Definition)

Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (vvs), vestibulodynia, or simply vulvar vestibulitis is vulvodynia localized to the vulvar region. It tends to be associated with a highly localized “burning” or “cutting” type of pain. Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (vvs) is the most common subtype of vulvodynia that affects premenopausal women - the syndrome has been cited as affecting ...Read more


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How do you treat vulvar vestibulitis?

Vulvar pain: The new terminology for vulvar vestibulitis is localized provoked vulvodynia. It is characterized by severe pain incited by focal touch or pressure of the vulva. Most patients with localized provoked pain are referred for physical therapy to the pelvic floor with biofeedback. It is most useful for patients who also have vaginismus, back pain, or muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What can be done for vulvar vestibulitis?

Vulvar pain: The new terminology for vulvar vestibulitis is localized provoked vulvodynia. It is characterized by severe pain incited by focal touch or pressure of the vulva. Most patients with localized provoked pain are referred for physical therapy to the pelvic floor with biofeedback. It is most useful for patients who also have vaginismus, back pain, or muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What are good options for vulvar vestibulitis?

Patience: There are treatment options, but success rates vary widely. Your doctor is your best reference for treatment. Often the condition will resolve on its own so patience is an effective strategy for many women. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis due to hormone fluctuation. How long will it take for my estrogen levels to re-balance themselves?

Was diagnosed with vulvar vestibulitis due to hormone fluctuation. How long will it take for my estrogen levels to re-balance themselves?

The response depends: On your body-may take days- weeks. Try otc Motrin , prescription muscle relaxers. Get enough sleep. Follow up with your gyn! take care! ...Read more

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Why are antidepressants used for vulvar vestibulitis?

Why are antidepressants used for vulvar vestibulitis?

Chronic pain: Your doctor may use low doses of certain antidepressants such as amitriptylene because they can help with chronic pain. ...Read more

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What OTC things can I take and use to treat vulvar vestibulitis?

What OTC things can I take and use to treat vulvar vestibulitis?

Not too many -: Not too many OTC treatments have been successful. Treatment is based on underlying cause, so working with a good GYN is key, since progress can be slow and frustrating for pt and MD! If you have had this a while, you probably already tried lubricants and massage. One OTC treatment that helped one VV sufferer is steam baths.http://www.vulvarvestibulitisrelief.com/articles/31-Vaginal-Steam-Baths ...Read more

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Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more