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Vulvodynia (2,248 members)

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Symptoms|Treatments|Side effects|Causes

cause% of members (num votes)
Contact (Ex: Sex, wiping)
75% (933)
Stress
68% (893)
Tight jeans/clothes
66% (916)
Non-lubricated or aggressive sex
56% (866)
Rubbing/chafing
56% (860)
Sitting
55% (866)
Soap
48% (897)
Chronic yeast infections
48% (874)
Hormone imbalance
47% (859)
Menstrual period
41% (876)
Acidic urine
39% (869)
Bacterial infection
38% (817)
Being nervous
44% (550)
Underlying skin sensitivity/allergies
36% (805)
Tampons
34% (868)
Low estrogen
33% (838)
Emotional
38% (525)
Sweat
30% (823)
Birth control pills
29% (829)
Antibiotics
28% (871)
Anti-fungal creams
27% (834)
Constipation
29% (535)
Depression
29% (530)
Injury
24% (788)
Ovulation
23% (831)
Monostat / yeast creams
23% (790)
Anxiety
49% (183)
Touching area
49% (175)
Food allergies
20% (795)
Interstitial Cystitis
20% (722)
Caffeine
23% (534)
Temperature extremes
18% (936)
Genetic
18% (785)
Being dehydrated
25% (398)
Latex condoms
18% (740)
Menopause
22% (499)
Exercise
21% (488)
Alcohol
20% (530)
Back pain
19% (587)
Not getting correct vitamin intake
15% (741)
Allergic reaction to feminine hygiene product
15% (667)
Undetectable microbe infection
14% (727)
Lidocaine
13% (813)
Sexual abuse / trauma
16% (530)
Poor posture
17% (444)
Pudendal neuralgia
15% (512)
Anal fissures
13% (518)
Oral sex
14% (450)
Car accident/nerve injury
11% (707)
Endometriosis
11% (515)
Autoimmune disorder
16% (272)
Post-childbirth
9% (804)
Water contact
9% (822)
Cut/laceration in vulvar area
13% (355)
Oxalates
12% (375)
using pads or pantiliners
36% (76)
Disc herniation
9% (519)
Laparoscopic surgeries
8% (565)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
9% (513)
Artificial sweeteners
8% (508)
Scoliosis
8% (523)
Periomenopause
15% (174)
Strep B
6% (740)
perfumed toiletries/cosmetics
24% (74)
Severe genital herpes outbreak
7% (460)
Human Pappilomavirus or similar group of virus
13% (155)
Hysterectomy
6% (454)
Uptight, braced pelvic, glutes & adductor muscles
16% (101)
Masturbation
18% (82)
Surgical error
7% (295)
full/almost full bladder
18% (76)
not washing vulvar area daily
17% (84)
Vibrator
9% (173)
IUD
5% (450)
Laser treatment for venereal warts
4% (734)
Diet
16% (68)
medications
15% (72)
Vitamin E
3% (799)
Trichomoniasis
4% (373)
Lyme Disease
3% (771)
Gardasil Shot
3% (529)
Topical antiviral medication for genital warts
3% (636)
Absent or irregular menstrual cycle
12% (68)
Pubic waxing
10% (80)
wash cloths
9% (76)
hot bath
8% (75)
Prolonged water contact
8% (77)
Polio
2% (610)
cold water
7% (76)
hot water
7% (75)
Chemotherapy
1% (776)
Ureaplasma infection
1% (613)
Cone biopsy
3% (174)
Nova Sure
2% (168)
Seafood, shellfish allergies
2% (221)
Hair coloring
4% (68)
steroids (prednisone)
4% (73)
Detoxing mercury with alpha lipoic acid/DMSA
1% (656)
nuva ring
3% (102)
Tarlov cysts
1% (317)
household gloves
3% (72)
spironolactone medication?
2% (102)
Diafgram
1% (229)
Provigil
1% (358)
Clamydia
3% (39)
Cold climate
1% (72)
Nexplanon
0% (71)
plain water
0% (75)

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