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April 6, 2023

A Comprehensive Approach To Vulvodynia & Vulvar Pain

with podcast guest

Dr. Allyson Shrikhande


Dr. Allyson Shrikhande is a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, a leading expert on pelvic health, and a respected researcher, author, and lecturer. Dr. Shrikhande is a recognized authority on male and female pelvic pain diagnosis and treatment and she’s dedicated to helping men and women address their pelvic pain through a minimally invasive, cutting-edge approach that combines mainstream clinical medicine, and many alternative, holistic, and homeopathic approaches.

In this episode, we talk about the stigma associated with vulvar pain, why many women go undiagnosed, the connection between vulvodynia and other conditions such as endometriosis and PCOS, how vulvodynia is diagnosed and treated, and so much more!

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  • What is vulvodynia?
  • Common symptoms associated with vulvodynia
  • The connection between vulvodynia and conditions like endometriosis, PCOS, and interstitial cystitis
  • How pelvic floor dysfunction impacts vulvodynia
  • What it means if your vulvar pain is cyclical
  • How vulvodynia is diagnosed
  • What to do if your doctor dismisses your vulvar pain
  • Why Dr. Shrikhande advocates for an interdisciplinary, multi-modal approach
  • The diagnosis and treatment protocol for vulvodynia
  • The long-term outlook for patients with vulvodynia


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