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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


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What are the symptoms of vulvodynia?

What are the symptoms of vulvodynia?

Pain: You can have vulvar itching, burning, tearing with penetration or in some cases when sitting or tight clothing. Some women will experience pain all the time. ...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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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

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How to tell if I have vulvodynia?

How to tell if I have vulvodynia?

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

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Is vulvodynia when sex is painful down there?

Is vulvodynia when sex is painful down there?

Yes: Vulvodynia means pain the vulva, it could be during intercourse or all the time. Provoked vulvodynia pain is elicited at the time of penetration, with a burning, stinging, reaping sensation. ...Read more

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What are my options if i suffer with vulvodynia?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vulvodynia/basics/treatment/con-20020326

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Can vulvodynia be cured through injection within days to hrs?

Can vulvodynia be cured through injection within days to hrs?

Depends: It depends on the cause of vulvodynia whether it can be cured by injection and how long it takes for the injection to work. Local anesthetics can relieve the pain almost immediately but to cure vulvodynia requires addressing the cause. Hope this helps. ...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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