vulvodynia


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vul·vo·dyn·i·a

 (vŭl′vō-dĭn′ē-ə)
n.
Chronic vulvar pain.

[New Latin : vulv(o)- + Greek odunē, pain; see ed- in Indo-European roots.]
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Diabetic neuropathy and other metabolic neuropathies, may lead to vulvodynia.
Josephine Taylor, in her paper called A Conversation with the Enemy, outlines her engagement with writing-as-inquiry to articulate her experience of living with that most debilitating of conditions, vulvodynia.
Recent reports regarding uterus didelphys and blind hemivagina associated with ipsilateral renal agenesis have involved eight cases of HWWS and their appropriate interventions in 2004, twelve cases of pediatric HWWS patients in 2006, one case of HWWS and ectopic ureter presenting with vulvodynia and recurrent fever in 2010, and 36 cases of HWWS, with long-term follow-ups, in 1997.
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Somatoform itching is part of a family of functional mucocutaneous skin disorders with psychogenic pain, paresthesia, vulvodynia, stomatodynia, glossodynia.
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In vulvodynia (or burning vulva syndrome), the external genital area stings, itches, becomes irritated or hurts when any kind of pressure, from tight clothing to intercourse, is experienced.
Although a vocal minority of patients founded a national support group (the National Vulvodynia Association [NVA]) and successfully lobbied for federal funding and recognition, the majority of afflicted women suffer in relative silence.
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