2013 Vulvodynia Guideline Update

@article{Stockdale20142013VG,
  title={2013 Vulvodynia Guideline Update},
  author={Colleen K Stockdale and Herschel W. Lawson},
  journal={Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={93–100}
}
Abstract Vulvodynia is a complex disorder that can be difficult to treat. Most patients describe it as burning, stinging, irritation, or rawness. Vulvodynia is a costly disease both economically and on its negative impact on patient quality of life. Although many treatment options are available, no one treatment is effective for all patients, thus the need to individualize management. Measures such as gentle vulvar care, medication, biofeedback training, physical therapy, sexual counseling and… Expand
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