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.

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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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