Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a chronic pain for more than three months in the vulva, causing burning, stinging, and itching, resulting in sexual dysfunction affecting the quality of life. Syndromes that cause vulvodynia are irritable bowel syndrome, painful bladder syndrome, fibromyalgia, and temporomandibular disorder. Topical and oral medications, nerve block, physical therapy, and Vestibulectomy treat it.

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What can be done to stop vulvar irritation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation and pain in my vulva. I checked with a mirror, and there is excess skin at the bottom, and it is painful when I touch it. I am just wondering what this could be. What can be done to stop this irritation?  Read Full »


Dr. Senduran. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vulval pain (vulvodynia) or irritation is widespread. You need not be worried as it usually resolves with just proper hygienic precautions and minor treatment. This could be due to friction-induced skin infection or skin tag or other skin conditions like lichen scle...  Read Full »

What are the causes of vulval pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. I am not sexually active yet. For the past six months or so, I have been getting pain in the outer labia. It builds in a wave before subsiding and it happens over and over all day and most nights. I have a sit down job, and I literally cannot handle this any...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In most cases, vulvar pain is a symptom of some other problem. When that problem is treated, the pain often goes away. There are some conditions that may cause vulvar pain include yeast infections, other vaginal infections, atrophic vaginitis, lichen sclerosus, li...  Read Full »

What is vaginismus?

Query: Hi doctor,I got married before 18 months. But, I am still a virgin. I am not able to take it inside. I do not know whether it is due to fear or what. I badly need to be out of it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are likely to be suffering from vaginismus. Please follow up with detailed history. Revert back with detailed history to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

I have vulvodynia, will I always have this? Have you seen this cured in your experience?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old and have been in good health. I have not been officially diagnosed, but I think my issue is some form of vulvodynia.  Symptoms started as discomfort as if something was digging around my panty line. This went away completely for three weeks. Then again started to get ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is vulvodynia (chronic vulvar pain) and the most preferred treatment for it is antidepressants like Amitryptilline. Alternatively, topical heat applied with a heating pad can reduce pain in some women with vulvodynia. Local anesthetic as used by you can provide good...  Read Full »

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