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What is the definition or description of: Vulvar disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Vulvar disorders?

Vulvar disorders: Vulvar disorders = conditions which affect the female external genitalia. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Van Dis
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Vulvodynia (Definition)

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


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Is a gynecologist who treats only vulvar disorders or gynocologic oncologist best for treating differentiated VIN2?

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

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Got vulvodynia for 6 weeks after pap smear. Don't know how it's triggered. Vulva & clitoris pain even without touch. Any cure?

Got vulvodynia for 6 weeks after pap smear.  Don't know how it's triggered. Vulva & clitoris pain even without touch. Any cure?

Topical steroids: If there is no infection, you may have an acute reaction to the gel or some component from the pap exam. It is very unusual. If there is no infection, sometimes steroids are used to calm an inflammatory process Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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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

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

GET IT CHECKED: Vulvodynia causes pain in vulva without any rash or redness.Your redness and irritation may be just redness in the skin, due to skin condition, contact dermatitis, infection etc.So get it checked to be sure from your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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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)

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

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Can tampons cause vulvodynia?

Can tampons  cause vulvodynia?

No: Women with vulvodynia often find it painful or difficult to use tampons but tampons aren't the cause of the pain. Something else has made the vulva or vagina sore. ...Read more

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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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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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What is treatment for women have vulvodynia?

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

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What treatments are available for vulvodynia pain?

What treatments are available for vulvodynia pain?

Difficult problem: This is a tough problem to treat i generally start with a potent steroid cream and twice daily baths. Please see a gynecologist who specializes in vulvodynia if your physician is unable to help you. Check out http://www.Nva.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between yeast and vulvodynia?

Is there a connection between yeast and vulvodynia?

May be: Vulvodynia, by definition is vaginal pain without a known cause. However, infection may be a trigger for the disorder. Please consult this site for information in this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vulvodynia/ds00159. ...Read more

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I believe I have vulvodynia. Can you write a prescription for this?

I believe I have vulvodynia.  Can you write a prescription for this?

Unsure: Vulvodynia is vulvar pain. The particular treatment would depend on the specific diagnosis. It is necessary to have a complete history, an appropriately focused exam, and possibly cultures/biopsies/labs to establish a diagnosis and guide treatment. ...Read more

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Why is it that most gynecologists are not able to properly diagnose and treat vulvodynia?

Why is it that most gynecologists are not able to properly diagnose and treat vulvodynia?

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?)

Will it my vulvodynia go away over time since I am a teen? (related to hormonal fluctuations due to puberty?)

Vulvadynia: Vulvadynia may improve with the onset of menses, but there are no guarantees. See your provider for an effective treatment plan which may include steroid and estrogen creams. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for vulvodynia?

Any 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

Vulva (Definition)

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


Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Vulvar Disorders (Definition)

Vulvar disorders = conditions which affect ...Read more