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Vulvodynia (2,363 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

cause% of members (num votes)
Contact (Ex: Sex, wiping)
75% (991)
Stress
69% (949)
Tight jeans/clothes
66% (971)
Non-lubricated or aggressive sex
56% (921)
Rubbing/chafing
56% (915)
Sitting
55% (921)
Soap
49% (954)
Hormone imbalance
49% (923)
Chronic yeast infections
48% (934)
Menstrual period
41% (930)
Acidic urine
40% (923)
Bacterial infection
39% (873)
Being nervous
44% (604)
Underlying skin sensitivity/allergies
37% (860)
Tampons
35% (923)
Low estrogen
34% (890)
Emotional
39% (580)
Antibiotics
29% (930)
Birth control pills
30% (886)
Sweat
30% (876)
Anti-fungal creams
28% (888)
Anxiety
53% (238)
Depression
30% (586)
Constipation
29% (587)
Injury
24% (841)
Touching area
48% (229)
Ovulation
23% (886)
Monostat / yeast creams
23% (844)
Food allergies
21% (848)
Caffeine
23% (587)
Interstitial Cystitis
20% (773)
Being dehydrated
25% (452)
Temperature extremes
18% (987)
Genetic
19% (838)
Menopause
22% (552)
Latex condoms
18% (791)
Exercise
21% (540)
Alcohol
20% (583)
Back pain
19% (642)
Not getting correct vitamin intake
16% (794)
Allergic reaction to feminine hygiene product
16% (722)
Undetectable microbe infection
15% (781)
Sexual abuse / trauma
16% (582)
Lidocaine
13% (866)
Poor posture
17% (496)
Pudendal neuralgia
15% (562)
Anal fissures
13% (570)
Autoimmune disorder
17% (326)
Oral sex
14% (502)
using pads or pantiliners
32% (127)
Car accident/nerve injury
10% (757)
Post-childbirth
9% (856)
Cut/laceration in vulvar area
13% (406)
Endometriosis
11% (566)
perfumed toiletries/cosmetics
29% (127)
Water contact
9% (874)
Oxalates
12% (426)
Masturbation
23% (135)
Disc herniation
9% (572)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
9% (563)
Laparoscopic surgeries
8% (617)
full/almost full bladder
23% (127)
Periomenopause
15% (225)
Artificial sweeteners
8% (561)
Strep B
7% (792)
Scoliosis
8% (573)
Diet
21% (121)
not washing vulvar area daily
19% (137)
Uptight, braced pelvic, glutes & adductor muscles
17% (153)
Human Pappilomavirus or similar group of virus
12% (207)
Absent or irregular menstrual cycle
17% (121)
medications
17% (123)
Hysterectomy
6% (507)
Severe genital herpes outbreak
6% (512)
Vibrator
10% (225)
Surgical error
7% (346)
IUD
5% (502)
Pubic waxing
11% (132)
wash cloths
11% (128)
hot bath
11% (127)
Laser treatment for venereal warts
3% (786)
Gardasil Shot
3% (582)
Trichomoniasis
4% (425)
Vitamin E
3% (851)
Lyme Disease
3% (823)
Prolonged water contact
8% (129)
Topical antiviral medication for genital warts
3% (686)
hot water
7% (126)
Clamydia
8% (92)
Ureaplasma infection
2% (665)
steroids (prednisone)
6% (125)
cold water
6% (127)
Cone biopsy
4% (226)
Chemotherapy
2% (827)
Polio
2% (662)
nuva ring
4% (155)
Nova Sure
3% (220)
Hair coloring
4% (120)
Detoxing mercury with alpha lipoic acid/DMSA
1% (707)
Seafood, shellfish allergies
2% (273)
Tarlov cysts
1% (369)
Diafgram
1% (281)
plain water
2% (127)
Cold climate
2% (124)
spironolactone medication?
2% (154)
household gloves
2% (124)
Provigil
0% (408)
Steroid Injections
4% (25)
Nexplanon
1% (123)

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