Chronic discomfort of the vulva (external female genitals) which causes irritation or a burning or stinging sensation. The discomfort can range from mild to quite severe where sex is impossible and even sitting is painful. The condition usually starts suddenly and may continue for long periods of time, even years. The exact cause is unknown but conditions such as frequent yeast infections, genital warts and frequent antibiotic use may be involved. Also known as chronic vulvar pain. ...more »
Symptoms of Vulvodynia
- Itching or unpleasant sensations on the outside of the vagina
- Varying intensity
- May be worsened by sexual intercourse
- Walking or sitting
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Vulvodynia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Vulvodynia, or a subtype of Vulvodynia,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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