|Essential Nutrients : Minerals | Vitamins | Carbohydrates | Proteins | Fats | Diets | Lab Test | Food|
Vulvodynia (vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh) — or chronic vulvar pain — is characterized by pain in the area around the opening of your vagina (vulva). The pain, burning or irritation associated with vulvodynia may make you so uncomfortable that sitting still for long periods or even having sex becomes unthinkable. The condition can go on for months or years. Experts believe vulvodynia is underreported. There are several reasons why. It may be partly due to the absence of visible signs in vulvodynia. Or it could be the reluctance of many women to talk about their symptoms. If you or someone you know is living with vulvodynia, don't hesitate to get help. Treatment options are available to lessen the pain and discomfort of vulvodynia.
Causes of Vulvodynia
Doctors don't know what causes vulvodynia, but contributing factors may include:
Many women with vulvodynia have a history of treatment for recurrent vaginitis or vaginal yeast infections. Some women with the condition have a history of sexual abuse. But most women with vulvodynia have no known contributing factors. Vulvodynia isn't sexually transmitted or a sign of cancer.
Signs & Symptoms of Vulvodynia
The word "vulvodynia" means "painful vulva." Your vulva consists of the pad of fatty tissue at the base of your abdomen (mons pubis), the labia, the clitoris and the opening of your vagina.
The main vulvodynia symptom is pain in your genital area, which can be characterized by:
The pain you experience may be constant or intermittent and can last for months or even years, but it can vanish as suddenly as it started. A similar condition, vulvar vestibulitis, may cause pain only when pressure is applied to the area surrounding the entrance to your vagina. Vulvar tissue may look minimally inflamed or swollen. More often, your vulva appears normal.
Diagnosis of Vulvodynia
Before diagnosing vulvodynia, your doctor will ask you several questions to get a better idea of your medical history and to understand the location, nature and extent of your symptoms.
As part of his or her evaluation, your doctor may also perform these tests:
Treatments of Vulvodynia
Vulvodynia treatments focus on relieving symptoms. No one treatment works for every woman, and you may find that a combination of treatments works best for you. It may take weeks or even months for a new treatment regimen to noticeably improve your symptoms. Available options may include:
When to seek Medical Advice
|• Back And Neck||• Bone And Joints||• Cancer||• Child Health|
|• Eye And Vision||• Kidney And Liver||• Lungs And Chest||• Pregnancy|
|• Women Health|
|More on WhereInCity.com|
|Fun & Info.||:||Jokes | Shayari | Articles | Poems | Stories | Tongue Twisters | SMS | Quotations | Lyrics | Recipes | Personal Pages|
|City Pages||:||Ahmedabad | Bangalore | Chandigarh | Delhi | Hyderabad | Kolkatta | Mumbai | Lucknow | Ludhiana | Pune | More|
|India||:||History | Pincodes | STD Codes | ISD Codes | Lok Sabha | Indian Railways | Culture | | Freedom Fighters | Great Indians|
|Medical||:||Doctors | Hospitals | Articles | Contraception | Diseases | Vitamins | Minerals | Proteins | Fats | Carbohydrates|
|Astrology||:||Horoscopes | Vedic Astrology | Gem Therapy | Palmistry | Match Making | Life Predictions | Horoscope 2013|
|Kids||:||Kids Album | Rhymes | Baby Names | Articles | Learning Centre | Animals Gallery|
|Education||:||Study Abroad | GMAT | Standardized Tests | Schools | Universities|
|Photos||:||City Photos | Celebrity Special | Misc. Photos|
|Business||:||Yellow Pages | Classifieds | Business Pages|
|Movies||:||Bollywood | Hollywood | Tamil | Telugu | List|
|Immigration||:||Canada | Australia | New Zealand|
|Products||:||Cars | Bikes | Mobile Phones | Cameras | Televisions | Laptops | Books | AC | Refrigerator | Appliances|
|Other||:||Cricket | Locations | Star Screen Awards 2011 | Film Fare 2011 | Songs ||
All rights reserved to www.whereincity.com
|Site by : Glow Web Services Pvt. Ltd.|
This site does not provide medical or any other health care advice, diagnosis or treatment. The site and its services, including the information above, are for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information on this site.