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What is Vulvodynia And How To Overcome It
Jan 2019
Vulvodynia is a chronic condition characterized by pain around the vulva. Vulvodynia, pronounced as vul-voe-DIN-e-uh, affects the outer part of the female genitals called vulva including clitoris, labia, and vaginal opening. The vulva is the tissue encircling the vaginal opening that is assisted by the pelvic floor muscles.
 
Usually, the pain, burning, or irritation linked with vulvodynia can last from at least a few months to few years. Women with this condition face discomfort when engaging in sexual activity or even when simply sitting for too long. At times, the pain could be almost unbearable. 
 
What are the causes Vulvodynia?
As of now, there is no identifiable reason as to how or why it occurs in women. However, researchers believe that vulvodynia may be caused due to the following reasons. 
 
• Injury or irritation of the nerves
• Muscular spasms
• Increased sensitivity to yeast infections
• Hormonal imbalances or changes
• Prolapse or descent of the pelvic floor 
• Regular use of antibiotics
• Bladder or uterine prolapse