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Vulvodynia Summary

Description: 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 Show All >>

Networked: 141 relevant articles (28 outcomes, 33 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Vulvodynia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 8 results : IBA
  2. gabapentin (Neurontin) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 8 results : FDA 37 Generic
  3. Amitriptyline (Elavil) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 6 results : FDA 198 Generic
  4. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results : FDA 168 Generic
  5. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 2
  6. Pain-Free : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  7. 3- (2- carboxypiperazin- 4- yl)propyl- 1- phosphonic acid (CPP) : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  8. Interferons : 1 outcome 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. Triamcinolone (Aristocort) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : FDA 27
  10. Desipramine (Pertofrane) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : FDA 22 Generic
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Diseases Related to Vulvodynia

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

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  1. Injections : 3 outcomes in 5 results
  2. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 4 results
  3. Psychology Biofeedback (Biofeedback) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 3 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 1 outcome in 3 results
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