Endometriosis is a systemic condition with a heavy burden on patients. It is estimated that 10% of women in reproductive age have endometriosis, but its etiology is still unknown. While it is accepted that endometriosis is a heterogeneous condition, what the exact subtypes of the disease are is still an open question.
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8% of women may experience stigmatizing and debilitating chronic vulvar pain (vulvodynia) by age 40. Recurrent urogenital infections are associated with vulvodynia and women with vulvodynia may be at risk of LUTS. Vulvodynia patients fail to seek care and therefore we propose to ask women to report any period of pain during intercourse, tampon use, or at the time of a pelvic examination that lasted for at least 3 months... more »