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Vestibulectomy for a vestibular vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a rare but unpleasant ailment, with the cause unknown. Several treatments for this condition exists, i.e. medication, cessation of certain p-pills, pelvic floor physiotherapy and botulinum toxin injections. In some cases however, these treatments do not help. A surgery then needs to be considered, which brings relief to approximately 80-90 % of the patients. The operation is done under the sedation and local anaesthesia. Vestibular area (the area ‘between’ vulva and vagina) is carefully removed. It is assumed that this gets rid of the nerve endings, which in its turn relieves the patient from the mentioned above condition.

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