Genito-pelvic Pain / Penetration Disorder


 

Vestibulodynia

Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS), vestibulodynia, or simply vulvar vestibulitis, is vulvodynia localized to the vestibule region. It tends to be associated with a highly localized “burning” or “cutting” type of pain. The pain of vulvodynia may extend into the clitoris; this is referred to as clitorodynia.

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS) is the most common subtype of vulvodynia that affects premenopausal women. The syndrome has been cited as affecting about 10% to 15% of women seeking gynecological care.

Symptoms:

  • VVS is characterized by severe pain with attempted penetration of the vaginal orifice.
  • Complaints of tenderness with pressure within the vulval vestibule. 
  • Feelings of irritation and burning that persist for hours or days following sexual activity. 
  • Pain provoked by contact with an object, such as with the insertion of a tampon or penis or with the pressure from sitting on a bicycle seat, provoked vestibulodynia, or it may be constant, as in the case of generalized vulvodynia.
Location
Center for Female and Male Sexual Medicine
225 Millburn Avenue, Suite 304
Millburn, NJ 07041
Phone: 973-298-4298
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