Abbreviated Journal Title
Best Pract. Res. Clin. Obstet. Gynaecol.
vulvodynia; vestibulodynia; vulvar pain; dyspareunia; VULVAR VESTIBULITIS SYNDROME; RANDOMIZED-CONTROLLED-TRIAL; ORAL-CONTRACEPTIVE PILLS; ADULT-ONSET VULVODYNIA; TOXIN TYPE-A; PROVOKED; VESTIBULODYNIA; HUMAN-PAPILLOMAVIRUS; NEUROPATHIC PAIN; INFLAMMATORY; CONDITION; TOPICAL LIDOCAINE; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Vulvodynia is a complex disorder reported by up to 16% of women in the general population. While most patients describe it as burning, stinging, irritation, or rawness, it is underreported and underrecognized by providers. Vulvodynia is costly both economically and psychologically due to its negative impact on quality of life. Vulvodynia is a diagnosis of exclusion with unknown etiology and may involve multiple sources of pain in the same woman. Thus, there are no clinical or histopathologic criteria for the diagnosis other than consideration and careful evaluation to exclude other causes of pain. Successful therapy often requires a multidisciplinary approach with more than one therapeutic intervention to address the physical, psychological, psychosexual, and relationship components. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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