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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

Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Vulvar Disorders (Definition)

Vulvar disorders is a group of disorders that affect the vulva, which includes all female external genital parts. Disorders can be caused by anatomic ...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?

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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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


Vulva (Definition)

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