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What Is Vulvodynia
What can someone with vulvodynia do about recurrent (staph) vulvar folliculitus? Is there something i can wash with without hurting my tender skin?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a gynae exam: Vulvodynia is persistent pain around the vulva when the vulva usually looks normal and there's no obvious cause for the pain. Bleeding and cuts suggests there's another cause for your vulvar pain, other than true vulvodynia. There are quite a few possibilities. Suggest see a gynaecologist to help you sort out what's going and get the most effective treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If my vulvodynia becomes worst only after menstruating, what could be the underlying cause of it and what should I do?
My friend suspectas vulvodynia vestibulitis syndrome - as symptom suggest this. What can you tell me about this syndrome?
Underdiagnosed: vulvodynia is a under-diagnosed cause of vaginal pain, particularly at the entrance to the vagina. it can severely affect a woman's sexual function and is somewhat difficult to treat, but if combined with physical therapy and a gynecological specialist, it can be treated ...Read more
Treatment : There is no standard treatment for vulvodynia. Hypoallergenic skin care, estrogen cream, gabapentin, amitriptiline, physical therapy among other treatments. The most important thing is to be adequately evaluated since vulvodynia coexist with other painful conditions and all have to be treated simultaneously. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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