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Vulvodynia & My Diet

"There are no specific dietary recommendations in relation to vulvodynia. However, each individual case is different & some women may have sensitivity to specific chemicals & foods that may potentially contribute or exacerbate their symptoms"…
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Busting Myths About Vulvodynia

“Defined by the National Vulvodynia Association as 'chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause,' Vulvodynia affects 16% of women, & just as the definition indicates, it’s a condition that has left doctors stumped. The NVA…
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Novelist Hilary Mantel Discusses Her Endometriosis

Isn't it great when a well known person comes forward and talks about a taboo medical condition? - This is exactly what happened with the much loved novelist, Hilary Mantel, who wrote a highly informative…
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Types of Treatment For Vulvodynia

Putting an End to the Misery & Suffering For far too long, women whose lives are seriously impacted by vulvodynia, have been ignored. - This is of no fault of their own. - In many…
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Vulvodynia is Not a Dirty Word

“Experiencing persistent pain in your pelvis, vagina, or during sex, is not only uncomfortable, but it may also feel awkward to share” But why? As: “an estimated 25 million women suffer from chronic pelvic pain,…
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How Do You Diagnose Vulvodynia?

“The nerve endings in the skin of the vulva appear to become over-sensitive & send abnormal signals which are felt as a sensation of pain. Stress can make it worse. It is thought to affect…
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What Could Be Causing My Pelvic Pain?

“Many conditions can cause chronic pelvic pain. All can have similar symptoms, & that often makes it hard to figure out the source of the pain. The main symptom is pain that lasts for more…
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Vulvodynia: the Most Frequent Cause of Painful Sex

“Vulvodynia is a leading cause of painful sex & affects up to 3.2 million women in the UK, yet it is often misdiagnosed & under-reported. It affects the vulva - the area surrounding the entrance…
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Chronic Vulvar Pain in Post-Menopausal Women: Atrophy or Vulvodynia?

"Although postmenopausal vulvar pain is frequently attributed to vaginal atrophy, such symptoms may be due to vulvodynia, a chronic vulvar pain condition" [1] Vulvovaginitis The bad news is that whilst in the majority of cases,…
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Vulvodynia: Diagnosis and Management

"Treatment of vulvodynia is optimized with a multidisciplinary approach that includes psychotherapy, pelvic physical therapy, medical therapy [& more]. Treatment of any type of vulvodynia should be individualized" [1] Getting a Diagnosis From A Pain…
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