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Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis

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

27 May 2014 Posted by Ditza Katz in Vaginismus Blog, 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...

Lubrication vs. moisturizer vs. vaginal Estrogen?

04 Jul 2013 Posted by womentc in Menopause & Painful Sex, Painful Sex (Dyspareunia), Sexual Dysfunction, Vaginismus Blog, Vulvodynia & Vulvar Vestibulitis

Lubrication vs. moisturizer vs. vaginal Estrogen? These different vaginal preparations can be confusing, and women don't always know when to use which one.  So, let's sort it out. Vaginal moisturizers are the parallel to body/hand lotion, which add moisture to a dry skin, typically by mimicking the chemical...