How do you contract Vulvodynia?

Persistent pain and discomfort in the vulva is a condition that is often overlooked and misdiagnosed. When no other causes can be found, vulvodynia is usually the culprit. But how do you contract vulvodynia? Is it an infection? Is it sexually transmitted? This article looks at the answers to these important questions.

Understanding Vulvodynia
Various studies have been carried out in an effort to determine how vulvodynia is contracted, but the exact etiology still remains a mystery. Because of this, it is often incorrectly diagnosed as a yeast or bacterial infection. However, based on studies carried out so far, medical researchers have concluded that the condition is not the result of an infection or a sexually transmitted disease (read more).

Localized vulvodynia is the most common form of the condition, and is focused on the entrance of the vagina. Researchers attribute this to the oversensitivity of the nerve endings located there.

What’s next?
Studies into the cause of vulvodynia are continuing, and researchers are confident that in the coming years more will be discovered about the inciting factors. Until then, more effective treatment options are needed. It is this realization that led the experts in vaginal health care at Fowler GYN International (FGI), to use advanced diagnostic testing to identify cases of vulvodynia.

As a consequence of this approach, FGI has been able to accurately diagnose many cases of vulvodynia, and in so doing, they have helped many women find relief.  The treatment for vulvodynia is not the same for every woman; therefore FGI uses a customized treatment protocol.

If you are interested in learning more about vulvodynia, contact FGI in Scottsdale, Arizona. Call us at (480) 420-4001 to schedule an appointment with Dr. R. Stuart Fowler, or you can visit us on the web at

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