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Question: What is vulvadynia? How is it managed?


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, Young AW: Diseases of the Vulva in Clinical Practice. New York, Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., 1991.

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