Vaginal Pain (Vulvodynia) Related Diseases & Conditions

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  • Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge resulting from an overgrowth of...learn more »
  • Yeast Infection (in Women and Men) Vaginal yeast infections in women are caused by an organism called Candida albicans. Symptoms of a vaginal yeast infection...learn more »
  • Muscle Spasms Muscle spasms are involuntary muscle contractions that come on suddenly and are usually quite painful. Dehydration, doing...learn more »
  • Menopause Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause...learn more »
  • Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) There are many symptoms involved in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. The first early pregnancy symptom is typically...learn more »
    In This Article
    Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
    • Pregnancy facts*
    • Introduction
    • What is the first trimester (week 1-week 12)?
    • What is the second trimester (week 13-week 28)?
    • What is the third trimester (week 29-week 40)?
    • How will my baby develop week by week?
    • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester of her pregnancy?
    • Body aches
    • Breast changes
    • Constipation
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue, sleep problems
    • Heartburn and indigestion
    • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
    • Itching
    • Leg cramps
    • Morning sickness
    • Nasal problems
    • Numb or tingling hands
    • Stretch marks, skin changes
    • Swelling
    • Urinary frequency and leaking
    • Varicose veins
  • Itch (Itching or Pruritus) Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection...learn more »
  • Vaginitis Vaginitis refers to inflammation of the vagina. Vaginitis can be caused by infections, menopause, or poor hygiene. Symptoms of...learn more »
    In This Article
    Vaginitis Article
    • Vaginitis facts
    • What is vaginitis?
    • What causes vaginitis?
    • What are the risk factors for vaginitis?
    • What are the symptoms of vaginitis?
    • How is vaginitis diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for vaginitis?
    • Medications to treat vaginitis
    • Can vaginitis be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for vaginitis?
  • Perimenopause Perimenopause is the time in a woman's life when she is approaching menopause. During this time a woman starts to develop...learn more »
    In This Article
    Perimenopause Article
    • Perimenopause facts
    • How does the menstrual cycle work?
    • What is perimenopause?
    • 1. Irregular vaginal bleeding or menses
    • 2. Hot flashes or flushes
    • 3. Night sweats
    • 4. Breast tenderness
    • 5. Weight gain
    • 6. Nausea
    • 7. Mood changes
    • 8. Decreased libido (sex drive)
    • 9. Decreased fertility
    • 10. Loss of bone density
    • 11. Vaginal pain during intercourse
    • 12. Bladder problems
    • 13. Alterations of blood cholesterol levels
    • What kind of doctor treats a woman in perimenopause?
    • When should I contact my doctor if I think I may be experiencing perimenopausal symptoms?
    • How is perimenopause diagnosed?
    • What types of medications ease perimenopausal symptoms?
    • Oral contraceptives
    • Systemic hormonal products (medications)
    • Topical vaginal estrogen
    • Gabapentin (Neurontin)
    • Antidepressant medications
    • Testosterone
    • What alternative medical therapies help ease perimenopausal symptoms?
    • 8 Lifestyle changes to help ease perimenopausal symptoms
  • Early Pregnancy Symptoms Pregnancy symptoms can vary from woman to woman, and not all women experience the same symptoms. When women do experience...learn more »
    In This Article
    Early Pregnancy Symptoms Article
    • Pregnancy symptoms facts
    • Are pregnancy symptoms the same for every woman?
    • 13 signs and symptoms of early pregnancy
    • What are the later signs and symptoms of pregnancy?
    • What options help soothe and relieve pregnancy symptoms?
  • Vaginal Dryness Vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy occurs in women during perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. With vaginal atrophy, the...learn more »
    In This Article
    Vaginal Dryness Article
    • Vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy facts
    • What causes vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy?
    • What symptoms can be associated with vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy?
    • How is vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy diagnosed?
    • What treatments are available for vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy?
    • What is the outlook for vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy?
  • Sexual Problems (Sex) in Women Sexual dysfunction refers to a problem that arises during any phase of the sexual response cycle, preventing an individual or...learn more »
    In This Article
    Sexual Problems (Sex) in Women Article
    • What causes female sexual problems?
    • Who is affected by sexual problems?
    • How do sexual problems affect women?
    • How is a female sexual problem diagnosed?
    • How are female sexual problems treated?
    • Can female sexual problems be cured?
    • How do hormones affect sexual function?
    • What effect does a hysterectomy have on sexual function?
    • How does menopause affect a woman's sexual function?
    • When should I call my doctor about sexual problems?
  • Sexual Health Sexual health information including birth control, impotence, herpes, sexually transmitted diseases, staying healthy, women's...learn more »
    In This Article
    Sexual Health Article
    • What is the most common cause of sex problems among men and women?
    • What is the most common sexual problem in men?
    • What is the true definition of erectile dysfunction -- and what are the most common causes?
    • What causes sexual dysfunction in women?
    • What causes pain in the penis?
    • Why do some women have painful intercourse?
    • What is retrograde ejaculation, and how is it treated?
    • Is having an erection for an extended period of time dangerous?
    • Which medications commonly cause sex problems for men or women?
    • Is it true that sex can actually give some people a headache?
  • Menopause and Sex Menopause is often associated with a change in sexual functioning. Loss of estrogen, bladder control issues, anxiety, stress,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Menopause and Sex Article
    • Menopause and sex facts
    • How does menopause affect sexual function?
    • What are some symptoms of menopause that can affect sexual function?
    • What are some treatments for troubling symptoms of menopause?
    • What are some ways to improve sexual function after menopause?
  • Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men) There are numerous causes of pelvic pain in women and men. Causes of pelvic pain in women and men include: Pelvic pain...learn more »
    In This Article
    Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men) Article
    • Facts about pelvic pain
    • What is the pelvis?
    • What is pelvic pain?
    • What other symptoms are associated with pelvic pain?
    • What are the causes of pelvic pain during pregnancy?
    • What are the causes of pelvic pain in women?
    • What are the causes of pelvic pain in women and men?
    • What are causes of pelvic pain in men?
    • When to seek medical care for pelvic pain
    • Which specialties of doctors treat pelvic pain?
    • How is pelvic pain diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for pelvic pain?
    • Can pelvic pain be prevented?
    • What is the prognosis for a person with pelvic pain?