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pelviperineology. 2020; 39(4): 115-122 | DOI: 10.34057/PPj.2020.39.04.003

Provoked vulvodynia: diagnosis of perplexing pain condition

JACOB BORNSTEIN1, PETER PETROS2, SANDY BORNSTEIN3
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Galilee Medical Center and Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University, Nahariya, Israel, 2School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, 3Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Provoked vulvodynia typically presents with pain during intercourse. The etiology of this condition has not been elucidated, and the diagnostic procedures are unfamiliar to many health care providers. In a series of papers in Pelviperineology, we aimed to present the up-todate paradigms of this condition. The present paper is the first to present a contemporary approach to the diagnosis of vulvodynia based on medical history, physical examination, and the use of specific instruments and tests, based on a recent consensus terminology of vulvodynia. Management options will be discussed in another issue.


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BORNSTEIN J, PETROS P, BORNSTEIN S. Provoked vulvodynia: diagnosis of perplexing pain condition. 2020; 39(4): 115-122

Corresponding Author: BORNSTEIN J.

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