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“A woman sets the stage in her body for chronic vulvar problems
lacks the courage to change the negative aspects of an unhealthy relationship.”
Christiane Northrup, MD
What Is Vulvodynia
chronic pain or discomfort of the vulva, the area surrounding the outside of the
vagina. The pain that lasts for three months or longer without any
evidence of other skin or gynecological causes. Vulvodynia is usually
characterized by burning, stinging, irritation or rawness of the area. The most
common complaint is a burning sensation. Vulvodynia affects women of all age
groups. The symptoms is most common among women between the ages of 18 and 25.
Recent studies have shown that Hispanic and African American women are equally
likely to develop the condition as Caucasian women.
Early difficulty or pain when using tampons may represent a
primary form of vulvodynia. Research shows the following may contribute to
- Pelvic nerve damage or irritation
- Spasms or weakness of the muscles that support the pelvic
- Abnormal response of cells in the vulva to environmental
factors, such as infection or injury
- Altered hormone receptor expression in the vulvar tissue
- Increased density or increased sensitization of vulvar
- Genetic factors, including susceptibility to inflammation
- Recurrent yeast infections
- Previous laser or surgery external to the
Type Of Pain Associated With Vulvodynia
- Some women experience discomfort of the entire vulvar
area a generalized pain.
- Others have localized pain, which affects a specific part
of the vulva, such as the vestibule or clitoris.
- Symptoms may be constant or come and go.
- The pain may be provoked by sexual and/or nonsexual
contact such as inserting a tampon, during a pelvic exam, wearing
tight-fitting pants, unprovoked (spontaneous), or mixed (provoked and
The two types of vulvodynia are:
Generalized vulvodynia - which refers to
generalized, unprovoked vulvar pain.
formerly called vulvar vestibulitis, which is
characterized by pain experienced when pressure or touch is applied to the
area surrounding the vaginal opening (the vestibule). Recurrent vulvar pain
may be triggered by sexual activity, tampon insertion or gynecological
exams, when wearing tight-fitting pants or even when sitting.
Homeopathic Remedies For Vulvodynia,
Pain and Inflammation:
relieves superficial inflammation.
relieves the most severe itching, burning, pain.
(Acatea) racemosa helps when pain radiates from the vulva to the
back, loins, limbs; menstruation painful.
campestre helps when the bladder is involved.
helps when there is also incontinence.
helps when there is prolapse, fullness.
helps women who are chilled, feet and hands cold.
cubeba relieves irritation and burning pain.
helps when pain brings nervousness, depression.
relieves burning pain, raw sensations, itching and irritation especially
after urinating; accompanied by pruritis, erythematous and erysipelatous