Monthly Archive: April 2023

Vulvar Pain and the Menopause Transition

"Shifting levels of hormones—especially oestrogen—during the menopause transition produce changes in a woman’s body. Both the vagina & the external female genitals (vulva) are affected" [1]. When this happens, it is important to visit a…
Categories : Menopause
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Vulvar Pain and Sexual Dysfunction

"Some women consider that it is normal to have pain during intercourse. Others tend to attribute the symptoms to other, better-known conditions, or simply feel ashamed of their symptoms" [1]. If you fall into any…
Categories : vulvar pain
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The Prevalence and Impact of Vulvodynia

"Vulvodynia in a woman’s life can be devastating due to its consequences in sexuality & intimacy, activities of daily living, & psychological well-being. Although it is currently considered as a primary chronic pain condition, it…
Categories : Vulvodynia
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Neuropathic Mechanisms in Vulvodynia

In vulvodynia: "the neurophysiopathology [functioning of the central & peripheral nervous system] is varied, & characterised by sensory abnormalities of the peripheral & central nervous system. Allodynia [pain caused by a stimulus that doesn't normally…
Categories : Vulvodynia Treatment
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