Vulvodynia Mega Study
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Vulvodynia
Vulvodynia

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Vulvodynia
Vulvodynium

Causes of Vulvodynia

User reported causes of Vulvodynia based on their intuition.

Cause Agree
Hyperthyroidism 76%
Contact (Ex Sex, Wiping) 76%
Stress 70%
Tight Jeans/clothes 67%
Anxiety 58%
Non-Lubricated or Aggressive Sex 56%
Rubbing/chafing 56%
Sitting 55%
Touching Area 52%
Soap 49%
Chronic Yeast Infections 49%
Hormone Imbalance 47%
Being Nervous 46%
Menstrual Period 41%
Emotional 41%
Hot Water 40%
Bacterial Infection 39%
Acidic Urine 39%
Underlying Skin Sensitivity/allergies 37%
Tampons 35%
Steroids (Prednisone) 33%
Low Estrogen 32%
Depression 31%
Constipation 31%
Sweat 30%
Birth Control 29%
Antibiotics 27%
Anti-Fungal Creams 27%
Injury 25%
Being Dehydrated 25%
Not Washing Vulvar Area Daily 25%
Caffeine 24%
Ovulation 23%
Alcohol 22%
Monostat / Yeast Creams 22%
Interstitial Cystitis 22%
Menopause 21%
Exercise 20%
Food Allergies 20%
Back Pain 20%
Masturbation 20%
Using Pads or Pantiliners 20%
Cold Water 20%
Wash Cloths 20%
Prolonged Water Contact 20%
Full/almost Full Bladder 20%
Genetic 19%
Latex Condoms 19%
Poor Posture 18%
Temperature Extremes 18%
Autoimmune Disorder 18%
Pubic Waxing 18%
Sexual Abuse / Trauma 17%
Perfumed Toiletries/cosmetics 17%
Allergic Reaction to Feminine Hygiene Product 16%
Not Getting Correct Vitamin Intake 15%
Undetectable Microbe Infection 15%
Pudendal Neuralgia 15%
Oral Sex 15%
Lidocaine 14%
Anal Fissures 14%
Human Pappilomavirus or Similar Group of Virus 14%
Endometriosis 13%
Cut/laceration in Vulvar Area 13%
Oxalates 13%
Periomenopause 13%
Uptight, Braced Pelvic, Glutes & Adductor Muscles 13%
Vibrator 12%
Car Accident/nerve Injury 11%
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 10%
Disc Herniation 10%
Post-Childbirth 9%
Water Contact 9%
Laparoscopic Surgeries 9%
Scoliosis 8%
Artificial Sweeteners 8%
Surgical Error 8%
Strep B 7%
Severe Genital Herpes Outbreak 7%
Hysterectomy 6%
IUD 5%
Trichomoniasis 5%
Laser Treatment for Venereal Warts 4%
Cone Biopsy 4%
Lyme Disease 3%
Vitamin E 3%
Gardasil Shot 3%
Topical Antiviral Medication for Genital Warts 3%
Nova Sure 3%
Nuva Ring 3%
Spironolactone Medication? 3%
Chemotherapy 2%
Polio 2%
Ureaplasma Infection 2%
Tarlov Cysts 2%
Seafood, Shellfish Allergies 2%
Detoxing Mercury With Alpha Lipoic Acid/DMSA 1%
Provigil 1%
Diafgram 1%
Nexplanon 0%
Cold Climate 0%
Household Gloves 0%
Plain Water 0%
Hot Bath 0%

Treatments

User-reported effectiveness in treating Vulvodynia

Treatment Major Improvement Moderate Improvement Much Worse No Effect Worse Responses
Hydrocodone 25% 25% 0% 50% 0% 4
Physical Therapy 14% 35% 3% 46% 2% 214
Exercise 3% 24% 4% 56% 13% 292
Acupuncture 4% 24% 1% 68% 2% 170
Biofeedback 7% 29% 3% 59% 2% 113
Amitriptyline 12% 26% 5% 52% 5% 250
Lyrica 0% 30% 11% 52% 7% 27
Myofascial Release 12% 40% 1% 39% 7% 67
Yoga 0% 40% 0% 57% 3% 30
Imipramine 11% 26% 0% 53% 11% 19
Muscle Relaxants 7% 31% 1% 59% 2% 85
Valium 5% 39% 5% 44% 7% 41
Cryotherapy 0% 0% 50% 50% 0% 4
Tramadol 0% 50% 50% 0% 0% 2
Chiropractic 3% 11% 5% 75% 7% 107
Vitamin D 1% 8% 1% 88% 3% 106
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) 3% 27% 9% 58% 3% 66
Capsaicin Cream 4% 15% 31% 31% 19% 26
Meditation 0% 27% 0% 73% 0% 26
Trigger Point Injections 8% 18% 8% 55% 13% 40
Low Oxalate Diet 7% 20% 2% 69% 3% 194
Valtrex 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1
Doxepin 8% 15% 8% 46% 23% 13
Antibiotics 2% 14% 19% 49% 16% 268
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 7% 25% 4% 58% 5% 201
Effexor XR 2% 8% 6% 78% 6% 51
Hypnotherapy 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1
Steroid Injections 5% 14% 16% 52% 14% 44
Trigger Point Therapy 15% 35% 3% 40% 7% 92
Oxycontin 67% 33% 0% 0% 0% 6
Apple Cider Vinegar 0% 22% 11% 44% 22% 18
Gluten-Free Diet 6% 17% 1% 75% 1% 135
NAET 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 5
Antihistamines 3% 14% 3% 76% 5% 199
DHEA 3% 3% 7% 83% 3% 29
Emu Oil 0% 16% 23% 50% 11% 56
Vitamin E Oil 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1
Steroid Cream 3% 20% 19% 43% 15% 314
B Vitamins 3% 9% 3% 81% 5% 186
Wear Loose-Fitting Clothes 7% 54% 0% 38% 1% 209
Application of Ice 10% 50% 3% 31% 5% 329
No Underwear 7% 49% 1% 37% 5% 414
Avoid Sex 16% 27% 3% 50% 4% 321
Rinse With Water After Urination 5% 42% 2% 48% 2% 322
Osteopathic Manipulation for Lumbar/SI/pelvic Structural Imbalance 9% 34% 0% 56% 0% 32
"Clitoral Distraction" With a Vibrator or by Hand 7% 46% 5% 34% 8% 194
Avoid Bicycling 12% 22% 1% 64% 1% 112
Botox Injections 25% 17% 0% 58% 0% 12
Re-Define "Sex" to Include Non-Penetrative Sex (Oral, Manual, Vibrators, Etc.) 6% 37% 5% 51% 2% 130
Rinse With Cold Water After Sex 2% 36% 0% 62% 0% 53
Identify/avoid Allergens 8% 24% 2% 63% 2% 212
All Cotton Underwear (Organic Ideal) 4% 26% 1% 68% 1% 240
Anti-Anxiety Medication 8% 28% 4% 57% 3% 173
Vicks Vaporub on Feet 9% 27% 0% 64% 0% 11
Nortryptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor) 11% 24% 2% 54% 9% 46
Revive Web-Based Treatment Program 25% 13% 0% 50% 13% 8
Drinking Large Amounts of Water 6% 21% 1% 69% 4% 382
Yeast Free/sugar Free Diet 8% 23% 0% 69% 0% 13
Sodium Valproate 50% 0% 0% 50% 0% 2
Topical Gabapentin Cream 6% 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 2
E2/E3 Bioidentical Hormones 13% 25% 6% 50% 6% 32
Cotton Maxipads (Natracare or Gladrags) 7% 27% 5% 59% 1% 73
Vaginal Dilators 10% 32% 8% 43% 8% 115
Hydroxyzine 14% 36% 14% 36% 0% 14
Rinse With Warm Water After Sex 1% 34% 2% 59% 4% 141
Taijiquan (Tai Chi) 8% 15% 0% 77% 0% 26
Gastrocrom Liquid With Vaseline 0% 67% 0% 33% 0% 3
Interferon Injections 33% 0% 0% 67% 0% 3
Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) to Piriformis Muscles 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 4
Wash/rinse Underwear With No Detergent 3% 20% 0% 77% 0% 75
Unscented Orgnanic Body Wash to Cleanse Area 6% 16% 0% 77% 2% 90
Anti-Inflammation Diet 3% 23% 0% 71% 3% 35
Lubrication 4% 30% 3% 55% 9% 225
Drink Baking Soda 4% 29% 4% 58% 4% 45
Lemon Tea 0% 100% 0% 0% 0% 1
Avoiding Caffeine 4% 18% 1% 76% 1% 225
Fragrance-Free Detergent 5% 14% 1% 79% 1% 220
Anti-Depressant Medication 9% 22% 6% 58% 5% 314
Avoid Hot Tubs 6% 14% 1% 77% 2% 94
Discontinue NuvaRing Birth Control 6% 25% 6% 63% 0% 16
Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis) 10% 19% 5% 62% 5% 21
Psycotherapy 0% 50% 0% 50% 0% 2
Boric Acid Suppositories 13% 13% 0% 63% 13% 8
Pelvic Floor Exercise 6% 23% 4% 60% 7% 272
Pass Urine Frequently 0% 67% 0% 0% 33% 3
Aveeno Bath Powder/oil (1-2 Tsp) 0% 33% 0% 67% 0% 3
Estrogen Compounded Cream 0% 33% 0% 67% 0% 3
No Underwear at Night 0% 33% 0% 67% 0% 3
Prelief 2% 23% 0% 68% 7% 44
Shower After Bowel Movement 0% 25% 2% 71% 2% 55
Core Strengthening 1% 23% 1% 70% 4% 81
Dry Off From Excess Moisture 2% 22% 2% 70% 4% 316
Calmoseptine Cream 22% 22% 11% 22% 22% 9
Vulvodynia Bacterial 25% 25% 25% 25% 0% 4
S. Boulardi Probiotic 7% 7% 0% 87% 0% 15
Discontiue Birth Control 13% 13% 0% 53% 20% 15
Body Stress Release 3% 26% 6% 62% 3% 34
Warm Baths Daily 0% 39% 6% 46% 10% 140
Magnesium Citrate 6% 13% 2% 75% 4% 53
Cornstarch Baby Powder 0% 25% 0% 67% 8% 24
Herbal Ointment With Plantain 0% 29% 0% 57% 14% 7
Savella 0% 14% 0% 86% 0% 7
Femmesil Cream 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1
Superior Hypogastric Block 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1
Vitamin E Suppositories 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 1
Vitamins/Nutritional Supplements to Restore Health 2% 18% 3% 77% 1% 313
Calcium Citrate 4% 16% 3% 74% 4% 233
Estring Vaginal Estrogen Suppository 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 2
Laparoscopic Removal of Scar Tissue From Hysterectomy 0% 33% 11% 56% 0% 9
Coconut Oil as a Lubricant 5% 28% 8% 52% 8% 65
Cleansing and De-Sensitization 1% 28% 5% 61% 5% 94
Zinc Oxide Cream 0% 30% 0% 50% 20% 10
Carbamazepine (Tegretol) 0% 0% 0% 100% 0% 3
Tons of Probiotics 3% 9% 0% 85% 3% 33
Bathe in Oatmeal 0% 22% 3% 71% 3% 58
Rapid Eye Movement Therapy With Hypnosis 0% 8% 0% 92% 0% 12
Cymbalta 6% 25% 10% 52% 6% 77
Fluconazole 5% 20% 7% 61% 7% 132
Electronic Muscle Stimulation 0% 31% 5% 51% 13% 39
Local Anesthetic 6% 32% 9% 38% 16% 219
Drinking Aloe Juice 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1
Neogyn Cream 15% 8% 15% 54% 8% 13
Butoconazole 0% 0% 0% 50% 50% 2
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) 1% 15% 3% 73% 7% 71
Emulisfying Ointment 3% 31% 10% 44% 12% 59
Olive Oil as a Natural Lubricant 2% 25% 9% 59% 5% 111
Pacing 0% 50% 33% 17% 0% 6
Estradiol Compounded in Olive Oil 17% 17% 33% 33% 0% 6
Vanicream Lubricant 0% 29% 14% 43% 14% 7
Lidocaine 6% 31% 11% 34% 17% 359
Selective Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitor (SSRI) - Low 4% 17% 6% 66% 7% 109
Aqueous Cream 6% 25% 13% 38% 19% 16
Vestibulectomy 14% 9% 18% 55% 5% 22
Pudendal Nerve Block 4% 13% 9% 65% 9% 23
Ketamine / Amitriptyline / Clonidine / Prilocaine / Lidocaine / Ketaprofen / Neurontin Ointment 7% 34% 16% 30% 13% 104
Discontinue Hormones 7% 16% 10% 60% 7% 107
Detoxification/Fasting 0% 15% 4% 74% 8% 80
Estrogen/Testosterone Gel Made by Compounding Pharmacy 2% 21% 4% 55% 19% 53
Ganglion Impar Block 0% 0% 50% 50% 0% 2
Cromalyn 0% 0% 25% 75% 0% 4
Aloe Vera Gel 1% 21% 3% 56% 19% 77
Desipramine (Norpramin) 14% 7% 18% 54% 7% 28
Increase Estrogen 5% 20% 11% 54% 10% 147
Estrace Cream 7% 21% 13% 47% 13% 165
Natural Endocrine Diet 0% 17% 17% 58% 8% 12
Testosterone Cream 2% 17% 8% 58% 16% 64
Canestin Oral 0% 8% 8% 77% 8% 52
Canestin Cream 1% 20% 16% 51% 12% 69
Clipping Tissue (Minor Surgery) 4% 8% 19% 62% 8% 26
Flagyl 0% 0% 27% 73% 0% 11
Premarin 1% 14% 8% 56% 21% 86
Give Birth 9% 8% 21% 53% 9% 76
Vagifem 0% 8% 8% 61% 24% 38
Yeastguard Suppositories 1% 16% 15% 56% 13% 96
Calendula Cream 1% 18% 13% 48% 21% 117
Elavil/Baclofen Ointment 0% 15% 18% 49% 18% 39
Lanacane 2% 19% 16% 35% 28% 43
Trimovate Cream 3% 17% 31% 47% 3% 36
Anti-Fungals 2% 17% 19% 50% 11% 346
Replens Moisturizer 2% 13% 21% 49% 15% 61
Nystatin Cream 3% 6% 25% 47% 19% 32
Protopic Ointment 8% 4% 44% 32% 12% 25
NuvaRing 0% 10% 37% 40% 13% 30

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Vulvodynia Info

Property Value
Variable Name Vulvodynia
Aggregation Method MEAN
Analysis Performed At 2020-03-02
Duration of Action 24 hours
Maximum Allowed Value 5 out of 5
Minimum Allowed Value 1 out of 5
Number of Aggregate Predictors 0
Number of Aggregate Outcomes 0
Number of Measurements 0
Number of Measurements (including those generated by tagged, joined, or child variables) 0
Public true
Onset Delay 0 seconds
Unit 1 to 5 Rating
User Variables 0
Variable Category Symptoms
Variable ID 86926