Are you suffering with vulvodynia, but nothing seems to ease the pain? Vulvodynia can be challenging to treat because doctors still don’t know a lot about the condition, so it often goes undiagnosed. Women with vulvodynia symptoms should therefore consult a vulvovaginal specialist to find out the best way to relieve vulvodynia.
What is vulvodynia?
Vulvodynia is a condition marked by persistent pain in the vulva, in conjunction with a normal visual vulvar exam. Vulvodynia pain may also be triggered by touch, which explains why some women with the condition experience pain with intercourse. Other symptoms that can accompany vulvodynia include discharge, itching, odor, and soreness, but generally pain, burning, rawness, or stinging are the only symptoms.
What’s the best way to relieve vulvodynia symptoms?
Successful treatment of vulvodynia symptoms must start with an accurate diagnosis. Women with vulvodynia typically have an altered vaginal microflora, which means that there has been a shift in the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina. This is usually the result of an overgrowth of bad bacteria, which results in secretions that irritate the vaginal opening.
Dr. R. Stuart Fowler of Fowler GYN International (FGI), has spent many years studying vulvodynia and other troubling vaginal problems. As a result, Dr. Fowler understands the underlying etiology present in women with vulvodynia, and has therefore been able to help them get the relief they need from vulvodynia symptoms.
At FGI, vulvodynia is diagnosed with the help of a vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test, which identifies the vaginal constituents. If the VFA test indicates that an altered microflora pattern is present, an individualized treatment plan is recommended, to restore balance. After 6-8 months on the treatment protocol, patients generally experience a marked reduction in symptoms.
Do you need help with the treatment of vulvodynia symptoms?
Contact the experts in vaginal healthcare at Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ for help.
You can reach them at www.fowlergyninternational.com/contact-us, or by calling (480) 420-4001.