Vulvodynia: Diagnosis and Management
"The diagnosis of vulvodynia is made after taking a careful history, ruling out infectious or dermatologic abnormalities, & eliciting pain in response. Treatments recommended by Vulva Pain Doctors include oral medications that decrease nerve hypersensitivity…Read more
Vulvodynia and the Use of Topical Anaesthetics
"Vulvodynia is a chronic gynaecological disorder. It has a widespread effect on quality of life due to physical disabilities, psychological distress, & sexual dysfunction. Medications that are normally prescribed for oral use (e.g., antidepressants &…Read more
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…Read more
Vulvodynia and the Role of Psychosocial Factors
Research shows that: "A range of general/pain-related distress & avoidance processes, & sex/intimacy avoidance or engagement processes are significantly associated with pain, sexual functioning or sexual distress & sexual satisfaction, supporting the role of a…Read more
Vulvodynia and Your Mental Health
"DSM-IV-diagnosed mood & anxiety may influence the development of unexplained vulvar pain - a chronic disorder that affects millions of women. Moreover, research suggests that the development of vulvodynia may lead to a new or…Read more
Who is at Risk From Vulvodynia?
"The incidence rates of vulvodynia differ by age, ethnicity & marital status. Onset is more likely among women with previous symptoms of vulvodynia; those with intermediate symptoms not meeting criteria for vulvodynia, & among those…Read more
What Are the Risk Factors For Vuylvodynia?
As a Vulva Pain Specialist will tell you: some of the major risk factors for vulvodynia, include: •Anxiety•Depression•Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and•A History of Abuse . So now let's examine each individual aspect: Anxiety "Experiencing occasional…Read more
Self-Help Tips to Relieve & Manage Vulvodynia
While you are looking for an experienced Vulvodynia Pain Specialist who can successfully treat your vulvar pain; there are a number of excellent tried & tested coping measures/tips which can help you ameliorate your symptoms…Read more
Why is Vulvodynia Commonly Misdiagnosed?
"Vulvodynia is poorly understood &, as with many pain conditions, can be difficult to diagnose. Vulvodynia is diagnosed when other causes of vulvar pain, such as infections, skin problems or neurologic disorders, are evaluated &…Read more
The Differences Between Vulvodynia & Vaginismus
When women experience vaginal pain & discuss it with their GPs, many of them find that their doctors have little knowledge of vulvodynia or vaginismus, despite the fact that these conditions are extremely common. -…Read more