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Vulvar Disorders Vulvodynia
Is a gynecologist who treats only vulvar disorders or gynocologic oncologist best for treating differentiated VIN2?
Depends: We all have different levels of experience. In general most OB/GYNs can treat VIN2, but if your GYN isn't comfortable and wants to refer you to a GYN Oncologist, its fine too. ...Read more
Got vulvodynia for 6 weeks after pap smear. Don't know how it's triggered. Vulva & clitoris pain even without touch. Any cure?
What can someone with vulvodynia do about recurrent (staph) vulvar folliculitus? Is there something i can wash with without hurting my tender skin?
My vulva is red and gets irritated. Does vulvodynia usually make the vulva red? It doesn't hurt to have sex. Although it sometimes hurts in the front
How can I tell if I have vulvodynia or yeast infection? (My vulva and vagina itch every 3 hours or so during the day, not while Im sleeping)
Vaginal itch: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Start with an over the counter yeast cream. If not improving schedule a visit. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 under wear , 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?)
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
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