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Vulvodynia Treatments


Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. Treatment options include:


To help manage pain:

  • Topical anesthetics (eg, lidocaine , xylocaine)
  • Estrogen creams
  • Corticosteroid creams
  • Injections of steroid into the skin—may be used

For pain and irritation relief:

Other medications that are sometimes tried include:

Physical Therapy

Therapy can help you strengthen and relax your pelvic muscles. This will ease muscle spasms. You will need to see a specialist in pelvic floor issues.

Other Treatments

Suggested treatments for vulvodynia include:

  • Interferon injections
  • Laser treatments
  • Surgery

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2024 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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