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What is Vulvodynia?

What is Vulvodynia?

Chronic discomfort of the vulva (external female genitals) which causes irritation or a burning or stinging sensation ...more »

  • Vulvodynia: painful or uncomfortable vulva (external female genitalia) from any cause.

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)

Vulvodynia: Introduction

Types of Vulvodynia:

Broader types of Vulvodynia:

What causes Vulvodynia?

Causes of Vulvodynia: see causes of Vulvodynia

What are the symptoms of Vulvodynia?

Symptoms of Vulvodynia: see symptoms of Vulvodynia

Can anyone else get Vulvodynia?

More information: see contagiousness of Vulvodynia
Inheritance: see inheritance of Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vulvodynia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vulvodynia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vulvodynia: Gynecologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vulvodynia.
Treatments for Vulvodynia: see treatments for Vulvodynia

Name and Aliases of Vulvodynia

Main name of condition: Vulvodynia

Other names or spellings for Vulvodynia:

Pain in the vulva, Vestibulodynia, Vulvar dysesthesia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vulvodynia: Related Conditions

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