Vulvodynia in Fibromyalgia


Vulvodynia is also a common symptom found in people with fibromyalgia (FMS) and chronic fatigue syndrome. This chronic pain condition affects the vulva or the external area of the female genital.

Vulvodynia can affect a patient’s life tremendously. Although most patients can tolerate the pain, this symptom is being treated as a separate condition and has to be diagnosed and treated separately. Any type of pain that a patient feel can worsen the other symptoms that come with FMS and chronic fatigue syndrome. This is why it is  important that vulvodynia is treated.

The discomfort and pain that vulvodynia brings will not come from any obvious source. In fact, the tissues in the affected area are healthy and there is no infection or injury to blame. However, this does not mean that the pain is not real. You can feel the pain and others have described the feeling as some kind of burning sensation. Some patients complained that it is accompanied by itchiness, irritation, and a stinging or stabbing sensation.

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