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Persistent pain in the female genitalia (the vulva) is termed vulvodynia.  


Further reading

Useful information on this condition can be found at the Vulval Pain Society website, which also has further useful links and information on female genital pain.  In addition, there is a useful patient information page at the Pelvic Pain Support Network site.

Some information which, while written for medial professionals, may be useful to patients is at this site.








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