Vulvodynia: The Role of Inflammation in the Etiology of Localized Provoked Pain of the Vulvar Vestibule (Vestibulodynia).

@article{Akopians2015VulvodyniaTR,
  title={Vulvodynia: The Role of Inflammation in the Etiology of Localized Provoked Pain of the Vulvar Vestibule (Vestibulodynia).},
  author={Alin L Akopians and Andrea J. Rapkin},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={239-45}
}
Vulvar pain affecting the vestibule (vestibulodynia) is an enigmatic pain disorder that greatly affects quality of life and sexual functioning. The most common form of the disorder (localized provoked vulvodynia) is initiated by genital contact but is otherwise asymptomatic. Findings on examination are limited to excessive tenderness of the vestibule with light touch with cotton swab but may also include localized erythema and pelvic floor muscle tightness and tenderness. This review will… CONTINUE READING