What is vulvodynia?
Vulvodynia (say: "vul-vo-din-ee-a") is the word that describes pain and discomfort in the vulva. The vulva is a woman’s external genital area, or the area around the opening to the vagina.
Vulvodynia and Vulvar Vestibulitis: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management by Julius F. Metts, M.D. (American Family Physician March 15, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990315ap/1547.html)
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