Throughout the years, vulvodynia has been something of a mystery to many doctors, and as a result they have been unable to consistently successfully treat it. Vulvodynia is pain and/or intense burning in the vulvar region. There is often no clear-cut signs of any underlying abnormally present to visual examination, and because so little research has been done about the condition, few doctors are even aware of its diagnosis.
Vulvodynia is often so intolerable that women who have it, experience pain during regular activities such as working out and even prolonged sitting and walking. In many instances intercourse becomes unbearable, causing women to lose their interest and desire. Because the pain can be so frequent or constant it can be very distracting making it difficult to concentrate and focus. It can affect women of any age and ethnicity, and even teenagers are at risk. In addition to pain and burning, other symptoms include aching, soreness, and stinging.
The lack of understating of the condition has meant that not many doctors are able to successfully treat vulvodynia. However at the Fowler GYN international (FGI), Dr. R. Stuart Fowler has dedicated time and attention to the accurate diagnosis and treatment of this chronic condition. In doing so, they have helped many women find relief.
Using advanced diagnostic equipment, backed by skill gathered from years of careful research and observation, the experts at FGI are able to accurately diagnose vulvodynia with associated underlying factors. This is the first step in the process of successful treatment.
Once a clear diagnosis has been made, an effective treatment protocol is individualized to the patient profile. At FGI they do point out that the process of healing is a gradual one, so patients should not expect rapid changes, instead, they should anticipate that improvements will take 4-8 months.
A sustained positive response can take up to a year, but women have confirmed that after years of trying and failing, they have been able to successfully treat vulvodynia with the help of FGI.