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Question: What is vulvadynia? How is it managed?

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Answer: Vulvadynia is defined as diffuse vulvar pain that occurs with or without provocation and is usually constant and unremitting. Pain is described as dull and burning. On exam, the vulvar skin and architecture are normal, and there are usually no architectural abnormalities. Management includes tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and pain management programs. Reference: Tovell HMM, […]

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Question: What are the benign pigmentary lesions of the vulva?

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Answer: Melanocytic nevi: Vary in color and size (from 1-2 mm to 1-2 cm). Typically are asymptomatic. Diagnosis confirmed histologically usually with simple excision. Acanthosis nigricans: Cutaneous disorder affecting the axillae, nipples, umbilical area, and crural region. Appears as a poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation. Only symptomatic treatment is available. Vitiligo: Characterized by complete depigmentation of […]

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