Painful Urination: Causes & Treatment
“When urinating comes with burning, stinging, or another kind of pain or discomfort, it's a clearly blatant sign that something isn't right. Painful urination could be a sign of a number of different infections, some…Read more
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"…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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,…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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"  Vulvovaginitis The bad news is that whilst in the majority of cases,…Read more