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The Q-tip test inefficacy for vaginismus, vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis

Vaginismus (vaginal penetration pain disorder) and vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (irritation disorders) are often intertwined, making a differential diagnosis a daunting task for most medical professionals.  The Q-tip test is a commonly-used diagnostic tool for these conditions: the clinician touches the vulva and vestibule in a clockwise (or counterclockwise) direction while asking the patient to rate her […]

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