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When to Seek Medical Help for Vulva/Vagina Pain

It's not easy for women to live with vagina and vulva pain (the latter of which, when it does not have a clear cause, is often referred to as vulvodynia). Moreover, such pain can have…
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Vaginismus: What You Need to Know

As a Vulva Doctor will explain: vaginismus is classed as a genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder (GPPPD). The latter describes a cluster of vulvovaginal issues, such as vaginismus. GPPPD is an intricate condition that can make it…
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Natural Remedies for Vulva and Vagina Pain

Once you have had a consultation with a Vulva Doctor to ensure that you receive a correct diagnosis (during which time they will review your medical and sexual history; ask you any pertinent questions, and…
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The Role of Hormones in Vulva and Vagina Pain

"Menopause brings about a number of physical changes. - Ovaries stop releasing eggs, periods cease, hot flashes begin, & vaginal dryness becomes more common. Along with the dryness, vaginal pain may also increase during &…
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Candidiasis: Yeast Infections and Their Role in Vulva Pain

The Low-Down on Vaginal Yeast Infections Vaginal yeast infections (AKA vaginal candidiasis or yeast vaginitis) are a widespread issue. The most reported symptoms comprise vulva pain, that is to say, irritation and itching of the…
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Vulvar Varicosities: Understanding Vein-Related Pain

As Vulva Consultants regularly explain to their new patients: "Vulvar varicosities refer to a swelling of the veins in the genital area. They often occur during pregnancy. After delivery, they usually go away on their…
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Yeast Infections and Pain: What’s the Connection?

As any Vulva Pain Doctor will tell you: "vaginal yeast infections are a common problem in women. The most common symptoms are itching & irritation of the vulva & around the opening of the vagina.…
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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Common but Overlooked Cause of Pain

"Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) refers to a broad constellation of symptoms & anatomic changes related to abnormal function of the pelvic floor musculature. The disordered function corresponds to either increase activity (hypertonicity) or diminished activity…
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and its Role in Vulva Pain

"Women with PID may present with lower abdominal or pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, dyspareunia, &/or abnormal vaginal bleeding" [1] As a Vulva Doctor will tell you: "Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an inflammation of the…
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Interstitial Cystitis: The Bladder Condition That Mimics Vulva Pain

"Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain & sometimes pelvic pain. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe pain. Our bladder is a hollow, muscular organ that stores urine. The…
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