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What are the pathophysiologic factors associated with the development of vulvodynia, chronic vulvar pain without a clear cause?

As many as 16% of women in the U.S. suffer from vulvodynia at some point in their lives. It affects women of all ages, races, and ethnic backgrounds. Yet, the exact cause of vulvodynia is unknown due to a lack of research. As a result, treatments used to treat this condition are the same ones used for other chronic pain conditions and there is little or no proof of their efficacy. Research on the cause of this condition... more »

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Is a history of localized provoked or generalized vulvodynia associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)?

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 »

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Is a history of localized provoked or generalized vulvodynia associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)?

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 »

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