Women in Rugby dealing with vulvodynia can now find a safe, professional and effective solution of this extremely distressful condition at Renew Skin & Health Clinic as we can ensure positive results in the treatment of vulvodynia, thanks to our fully qualified specialists’ expertise in the field, here mentioning our Consultant Dr. Amgad R Habib, MBBCh, MSc and MRCOG. Dr. Habib completed his training in Genito-Urinary Medicine in West Midlands Hospitals and has been appointed as a Consultant in GUM since 2004. His main interest is treating skin conditions in male and female genital area including warts treatment and various STIs, and specializes in vulvar painful conditions (vulvodynias and dyspareunia).

Vulvodynia is a multifactorial genital syndrome that causes vulvar pain in the vaginal opening, clitoris or labia (external genitalia), sexual dysfunction and psychological distress, affecting women of any age with no apparent cause and impairing their ability to exercise, socialize, have intercourse and even work! There are two main subtypes of vulvodynia: generalized vulvodynia – pain occurs in different areas and at different periods of time, being constant or irregular, triggered or not by touch or pressure; and vulvar vestibulitis syndrome – the pain, usually a burning sensation occurs in the vestibule, or the vaginal opening, being strictly triggered by touch or pressure, generally during intercourse (dyspareunia).

Although there is no singular or well-determined cause for vulvodynia, specialists have narrowed it down to a several possible factors that may trigger this genital chronic pain syndrome such as: frequent antibiotic use, abnormal response of vulvar cells to infection or trauma, hypersensitivity to yeast infections, muscle spasms, nerve injury, genetic factors that trigger a poor response of the vulva to chronic inflammation, allergies to chemicals, history of sexual abuse or hormonal changes.

Most women describe the symptoms of vulvodynia as burning, stinging, aching, itching, rawness or soreness sensations or even worse in some situations as knife-like pain. Dr. Amgad R Habib will set a diagnosis based on these symptoms, a pelvic examination and the assessment of your medical and sexual history as well as your current health condition to determine an exact cause of the vulvodynia condition and be able to come with a suitable, customized treatment that will suit your body individually.

Our specialist Consultant, Dr. Amgad R Habib prefers a multidisciplinary approach as the best results are obtained with a combination of treatments that may include:
• self-care measures such as use dermatologically approved and unscented detergents, soaps, pads or tampons, non-irritating fabrics, avoiding hot tubs and pools with lots of chlorine, good personal hygiene, using water-soluble lubricants during intercourse, etc.
• therapy: physical therapy to strengthen the pelvic muscles or biofeedback techniques that help you relax the vaginal muscles and lessen pain or muscle spasms
• medication: local anesthetics, topical estrogen creams, nerve blocks, interferon injections, anticonvulsants, etc.
• surgery, especially with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome when the painful tissues are surgically removed.

You will also be asked a series a questions to help determine the cause, set a time-line for symptoms and their development and you should also feel free to ask Dr. Amgad R Habib for any information that you may need about your condition and about the treatment as at Renew Skin & Health Clinic your information is strictly confidential and you will definitely feel comfortable in a private environment.

If you are from Rugby please feel free to contact us at our Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office on 01926 422454 to get further information and book your vulvodynis consultation/treatment. Get rid of this painful and highly distressful genital condition in a professional, safe and highly effective way with the help of our highly qualified practitioner Consultant Dr. Amgad R Habib!