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Vulvodynia

Complex pain syndrome with unknown etiology, characterized by constant or intermittent generalized vulva pain (Generalized vulvodynia) or localized burning sensations in the VESTIBULE area when pressure is applied (Vestibulodynia, or Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome). Typically, vulvar tissue with vulvodynia appears normal without infection or skin disease. Vulvodynia impacts negatively on a woman's quality of life as it interferes with sexual and daily activities.
Also Known As:
Generalized Vulvodynias; Vestibulodynias; Vulvodynia, Generalized; Vulvodynias; Vulvodynias, Generalized; Generalized Vulvodynia; Vestibulodynia
Networked: 141 relevant articles (28 outcomes, 33 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pain (Aches)
2. Dyspareunia
3. Interstitial Cystitis (Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic)
4. Hyperalgesia
5. Overactive Urinary Bladder (Overactive Bladder)

Experts

1. Bachmann, Gloria: 5 articles (12/2015 - 08/2006)
2. Foster, David C: 5 articles (07/2015 - 09/2005)
3. Harlow, Bernard L: 5 articles (01/2015 - 03/2008)
4. Bohm-Starke, Nina: 5 articles (12/2014 - 07/2007)
5. Goetsch, Martha F: 5 articles (10/2013 - 01/2007)
6. Brown, Candace S: 4 articles (10/2015 - 08/2006)
7. Nguyen, Ruby H N: 4 articles (01/2015 - 11/2009)
8. Goldstein, Andrew T: 4 articles (11/2014 - 01/2008)
9. Leclair, Catherine M: 4 articles (10/2013 - 01/2007)
10. Bergeron, Sophie: 3 articles (01/2016 - 01/2008)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Vulvodynia:
1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin)IBA
2. gabapentin (Neurontin)FDA LinkGeneric
3. Amitriptyline (Elavil)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin)FDA Link
6. Pain-FreeIBA
7. 3- (2- carboxypiperazin- 4- yl)propyl- 1- phosphonic acid (CPP)IBA
8. InterferonsIBA
9. Triamcinolone (Aristocort)FDA Link
10. Desipramine (Pertofrane)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Injections
2. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
3. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback)
4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)