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      Category : Health Centers > Reproductive System


Alternate Names : Essential Vulvodynia, Pudendal Neuralgia, Chronic Essential Vulvar Pain

Vulvodynia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms of this condition include:

  • discomfort in the vulva area. This is often described by affected women as pain, burning, stinging, itching, aching, stretching, throbbing, or irritation.
  • pain only when pressure is applied to the opening of the vagina. This usually only occurs in a subtype of vulvodynia known as vulvar vestibulitis. The vestibule is a term that describes the opening to the vagina. In this subtype, redness is often seen in the painful area during flare-ups. Pain may make sexual intercourse impossible, and may even be aggravated by walking, sitting, or riding a bike.
  • depression, often due to frustration from the chronic pain and the ineffectiveness of most treatments

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    Vulvodynia: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
    Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
    Date Reviewed: 06/01/01

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