Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: An overview of non-surgical treatment

L. Mariani

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Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, which represents one of the major cause of dyspareunia, is a puzzling clinical entity. Although many treatment options have been employed, a rationale therapeutic strategy is still not stated. The present article reviews the most popular medical approaches of such entity (biofeedback, tricyclic antidepressants, interferon psychologic-behavioural therapy, diet modification), as well as those to avoid.Tricyclic antidepressants and biofeedback of the pelvic floor muscles represents the first line effective therapy. Moreover, psychological counselling must support any treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 10 2002


  • Friedrich's criteria
  • Psychological distress
  • Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Reproductive Medicine


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