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Julian Thomas M. MD
Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease: July 1997
Clinical Opinion: PDF Only

In 1975, the International Society for the Study of Vulvar Disease recommended the term vulvodynia to describe vulvar pain regardless of its cause. For most clinicians, vulvar pain is, to say the least, confusing. It is not one disease but, in most cases, the manifestation of several diseases often erroneously lumped together because they are uncomfortable and occur on the vulva. Sometimes these diseases have physical findings that are clearly diagnostic, and sometimes there are neither physical findings nor apparent etiology.

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