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Vulvodynia: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Complications & Treatment

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Vulvodynia can affect women of any age group, including girls in their teens. Estimates reveal that a total of up to six million women of all races, may be suffering from this condition. The signs and symptoms occur suddenly and may last for months and even up to few years.

Vulvodynia affects the vulva, the external genitalia in females which include the labia, clitoris, and the opening of the vagina. Individuals suffering from vulvodynia may experience pain, burning or irritation, which makes them extremely uncomfortable while having sex or while having to sit for long periods of time.


The condition can be divided into two subtypes-

Bullet Generalized vulvodynia is pain occurring in different areas of the vulva at different times. It may be constant or recurrent and may be worsened upon application of pressure or even touch.

Bullet Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome is characterized by pain or a burning sensation localized to the vestibule, which is the entrance to the vagina. This pain is most likely to occur during intercourse.

Women experiencing vulvodynia may find it difficult to discuss the problem and are often embarrassed by their condition. Although a proper diagnosis may not come about, women must seek medical help for the condition as good treatment options are available to reduce the symptoms and alleviate the discomfort associated with vulvodynia.

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when we intercourse, Pain and burning occurs in vagina, give us solution.
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