Have you noticed pain in or around your vulva after sex? Or does exercising or wearing certain types of clothing trigger discomfort down there? While this can be frustrating, the majority of the time, we can pinpoint the things that trigger pain and try to avoid them. However, when vulva pain is persistent for more than three months and has no apparent cause, it’s called vulvodynia.
Changes in your intimate health can be really scary. However, you need not worry. You’re not alone, and your medical provider should be able to provide you with support and advice to start identifying your pain.
Here, an OB-GYN explains what vulvodynia is, how you might be able to spot it, and why so little is known about the condition that impacts the lives of so many people.