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VAGINISMUS What is vaginismus? Vaginismus occurs when the muscles around the vagina tighten when something enters the vagina (penis, tampon, menstrual cups getting a pelvic examination, etc.). This muscle tightening can then cause pain or discomfort with anything in the vagina. DOWNLOAD THE PDF VERSION HERE Why is this happening? The muscle tightening often occurs […]
CLASSIFICATION OF VULVAR DISEASES – VULVAR SQUAMOUS INTRAEPITHELIAL LESIONS The purpose of this classification is to differentiate between the various types of intraepithelial lesions of the vulva.
The purpose of this classification is to differentiate vulvar pain conditions based on the etiology of the pain and to describe its characterization.
Last updated January 23, 2016
2011 ISSVD TERMINOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION OF VULVAR DERMATOLOGICAL DISORDERS – CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS The purpose of this classification is to assist clinicians in determining a differential diagnosis based on the morphology i.e. the clinical appearance of a lesion. Note that a single disorder may display multiple signs.
2006 HISTOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION OF VULVAR DERMATOSES: PATHOLOGICAL SUBSETS The purpose of this classification is to assist clinicians in interpreting pathology reports. It is important to consider the clinical presentation in addition to the histology to determine a diagnosis.
TAKING A SEXUAL HISTORY IN PATIENTS WITH VULVOVAGINAL COMPLAINTS Sexual concerns often exist with vulvar pain and disease. It can be awkward to assess these concerns if a practitioner is not sure what or how to ask these problems. The following is recommended as part of the investigation of our patients with vulvovaginal complaints without […]