MY TIMES TODAY. DO you ever heared the word ” Depressed Vagina” . You might be surprised or get confused about this word. But this is not only a word. It is a real condition that occurs in many womens.
That’s because the term ‘depressed vagina’ is usedsome to describe an incredibly painful medical condition.The condition, known in some circles as depressed vagina, or vulvodynia more precisely, manifests a range of symptoms including burning, stinging and swelling, and is often described as agonisingly painful.
What is Vulvodynia ? It is also known as burning vulva syndrome – isn’t sexual, hormonal or psychological; it is in fact a nerve issue.
The condition is thought to impact around 15 percent of women and its main symptom is a persistent pain in and around the vulva. In Australia, it’s estimated the condition affects between one to two percent of women, generally aged between 20 and 30 years old.
The majority of women with localized vulvodynia have Provoked Vestibulodynia (PVD), in which pain occurs during or after pressure is applied to the vestibule, e.g., with:
- sexual intercourse,
- tampon insertion,
- a gynecologic examination,
- prolonged sitting, and/or
- wearing fitted pants.
What are some of the possible causes of vulvodynia?
Vulvodynia is likely causedmany factors working together. Some of these factors include the following: