What is it?

Vulvodynia is long lasting pain of the vulva without an obvious cause. It can burning, stinging, irritation, or rawness of the genital skin (itch is not a feature).
It seems to be triggered by , inflammation or injury after childbirth or an operation. Some women also find it hard to put in a tampon or have sex.
Women with vulvodynia may also have migraines, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome.