About 10 years ago our pharmacy received a prescription from a doctor that was treating a patient with Vulvodynia. I knew very little about this condition so I decided to do some research. I subsequently learned that this doctor was an authority on Vulvodynia. Coincidentaly, around this same time, I was contacted by a physical therapist who specialized in treating women with this condition and wanted to meet with me and our other pharmacist.
Developing a Treatement for Vulvodynia
Vulvodynia [vul-vo-DIN-ee-uh] — Refers to chronic pain in the external female genital area called the vulva. It is pain in the area around the opening of the vagina. The burning or irritation associated with vulvodynia can be so uncomfortable that sitting still for long periods or even having sex becomes unthinkable.
When we met with the physical therapist she was able to explain in depth what Vulvodynia was, how she assists in a woman’s treatment and expressed the need to partner with a reputable Compounding Pharmacy that she could refer physicians and patients to. We were excited to be able to be a part of a team that works with women who so desperately need help. Over the years Expert Compounding Pharmacy has been customizing prescriptions such as compounded pain gels, suppositories and preservative-free hormone creams for the treatment of such a painful condition.
Many women suffer silently with the condition of Vulvodynia. Knowing the symptoms and finding a knowledgeable health care provider are your first steps to finding relief.
Symptoms of Vulvodynia
Pain in the female genital area, This can be (but not limited to) any of the following sensations:
burning, soreness, Itching, stinging, rawness, painful intercourse (dyspareunia), throbbing.