The ”V-Tongue Twisters”: Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia and Vulvar Vestibulitis
Pain that occurs at the vestibule (the area just surrounding the vaginal entrance) is known as vestibulodynia. If this pain occurs only with touch or pressure, it is called ”provoked vestibulodynia”. The old name for this was vulvar vestibulitis. If the pain is very general in the region of the vulva, it is called vulvodynia. Confusing – but they are all basically the same thing!
What symptoms do you get from this? You might have
I’m confused…how do I find out more about these conditions?
How do I get help?
The best way for us to help you is to see you in a one-on-one consultation. You don’t need a referral from your doctor. Don’t worry! It may seem a little daunting to talk about these things, but here at Equilibria, we are experts at putting you at ease!
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I’ve made an appointment – how do I prepare for it?
What would really help is to fill out the Confidential Vulvodynia Assessment Form. This will help me plan how best to approach the troubles you have been having, and will help the first session be as productive as possible.
I’m not sure I’m ready to make an appointment yet.
Most women who come to see me confide somewhere towards the end of the appointment that they felt apprehensive about coming. That’s normal! Please be assured I have treated so many other women like you. There is very little you can tell me that I haven’t already heard!
If you can’t come in for an appointment, or aren’t ready, there is still a lot you can do to help yourself.
Try my self-help program Outsmart Your Pain: Twelve Key Insights For Conquering Vulvodynia and Persistent Pelvic Pain.
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