Vulvodynia Treatment

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What is Vulvodynia?

Vulvodynia is chronic pain experienced when touching or applying pressure to the vulva (labia, clitoris, vaginal opening). Symptoms include burning, a sensation of rawness, pain during intercourse (dyspareunia), soreness, or throbbing.

The pain, or anticipation of pain, often causes women to dread physical intimacy and may result in spasms in the pelvic floor muscles as a defensive response (vaginismus). Prolonged vulvodynia may lead to anxiety, depression, or loss of self-confidence.

Female reproductive organ illustration
Woman experiencing pain from Vulvodynia

Some Vulvodynia Causes

Injury in the vulvar region
Irritation of the nerves in the area
Past vaginal infections
Hormonal changes
Pelvic muscles weakness

Vulvodynia treatment

A pelvic exam and cotton swab test will help your doctor determine the extent of your symptoms and recommend the best therapy or a combination of therapies. Treating vulvodynia symptoms may include medications, topical anesthetic ointments, nerve block injections, and dilator therapy to help you relax and control your pelvic floor muscles.

Doctor explaining Vulvodynia treatment to patient