What is Vulvodynia?
The diagnosis of vulvodynia refers to ongoing pain in the vulva. There are two kinds of vulvodynia that women suffer from; they are localized vulvodynia and generalized vulvodynia. Localized vulvodynia presents chronic pain in the skin around the vaginal opening or less commonly on the clitoris. Pain in the vaginal opening is called Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD). If the pain is in the clitoris, it is referred to as clitorodynia.
Women who are diagnosed with PVD or generalized vulvodynia often experience pain while using tampons, having sexual intercourse, or a gynecological examination. They may also experience pain from wearing tight pants or tights and if sitting for a long period such as riding a bicycle. The pain caused by this condition is described as burning, stinging, throbbing, or soreness in the vulva.
What Causes Vulvodynia to Flare Up?
It’s important to note vulvodynia is not a sexually transmitted disease. It can happen to all women regardless of age or how healthy they are. While it can be triggered by tight garments, sitting for too long, or insertion of objects into the vagina, there are other reasons the vulva may become irritated. Some other causes may be changes to hormonal levels, yeast infections, excess bacteria, allergic reactions, muscle spasms, or the body’s response to an injury.
How Long does Vulvodynia last?
The condition of vulvodynia usually lasts for approximately three months. Women who suffer from it may experience ongoing or intermittent pain. It may also go away on its own without treatment. It’s essential to find what triggers the vulvodynia flare-ups to help alleviate the pain.
How to Treat and Cure Vulvodynia Naturally?
There are several natural options to help treat vulvodynia. Whether the cause of the condition is due to an underlying immune system disorder or an allergic reaction to chemicals, it’s important to improve the overall health of the body to help restore its balance.
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