Can Preventing Yeast Infections Cure This Painful Condition ?

Vulvodynia is a perplexing painful vaginal and vulvar condition that is getting more prevalent. Some studies indicate 15% of US women have some sort of vulvar pain with no clear reason as to why.

Electronic records indicate that at least one third of those with vulvodynia had a diagnosis of yeast around the time of their diagnosis.

But statistically, as important as that sounds, it was not established that there was a firm link between vulvodynia and yeast infections, so preventing yeast infections (still a good goal!) cannot cure or prevent vulvodynia.

If you think you have vulvodynia, see your gyno to discuss.


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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