What is vestibulodynia?

Vestibulodynia is defined as chronic pain or discomfort in the vulvar area. This pain can range from mild to severe and can last for months or even years. It usually occurs at the entrance of the vagina (the vestibule) and can be provoked by touch or sexual activity. The condition can cause severe discomfort during sexual intercourse and other activities, such as wearing tight clothing or sitting for long periods.

Symptoms may include:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Irritation
  • Rawness
  • Soreness
  • Tenderness in the affected area

Who is at risk for vestibulodynia?

Vestibulodynia can affect any woman regardless of age or race. It is most common among women between the ages of 20-40 and those with multiple childbirths or surgeries in the pelvic region.

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What are some of the benefits of treating vestibulodynia?

Treatment options vary depending on the severity of symptoms but may include:

  • Medications (both topical and oral medications)
  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Surgery

These options for treating vestibulodynia can:

  • Help reduce pain
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Provide symptom relief
  • Resume normal activities, such as having sex, without pain or discomfort
  • Prevent further damage to the affected area by reducing inflammation and improving circulation

Treating vestibulodynia with BOTOX

Dr. Bahlani is a highly trained and experienced surgeon specializing in sexual and pelvic health issues, making her the perfect choice for BOTOX treatments for pelvic pain. BOTOX injections are performed in-office with minimal anesthesia and have been proven to be 90-95% effective.

The treatment will take two weeks to start working. For 72 hours following the injection, it is essential to avoid ice, heat, and any heavy lifting. Patients typically need a second round of injections four weeks later and can expect some soreness for up to five days.

Am I a good candidate for vestibulodynia treatment with BOTOX?

Whether you are a good candidate for treating vestibulodynia with BOTOX will depend on a few factors. Dr. Bahlani will be able to assess your case and determine if BOTOX is the best course of action for you. In general, however, BOTOX is an effective treatment option for vestibulodynia, providing relief from chronic pain in the short and long term.

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Why choose Pelvic Pain Dr. Sonia Bahlani?

Dubbed the “Pelvic Pain Guru” by Mashable, Dr. Sonia Bahlani has helped countless patients can take control of their pain instead of allowing it to control them. Through personalized treatment plans designed to address issues from multiple angles, many find the relief they never thought possible before visiting her practice.

Many have first met her by listening to health-related podcasts or seeing her on media appearances.

She has 5-star care ratings and brings hope to those searching for answers about vestibulodynia and other pelvic conditions.

People often travel long distances to receive treatment from Dr. Bahlani due to her level of expertise which can be hard to find. If you are looking for relief and unsure where to turn, Pelvic Pain Doc is here to help you achieve comfort. Contact us today.

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