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We do not encourage you to self-diagnose your symptoms and would encourage you to work with your doctor (GP or specialist) to find the best treatment for you. Before you take advice from the VPS it is best that your condition is diagnosed by a doctor familiar with the condition.
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The Vulval Pain Society aims to provide information and support to women with vulvodynia. Vulvodynia is defined as long-standing vulval discomfort or pain, particularly that characterised by burning, stinging, irritation or rawness of the vulval area. It is diagnosed by a doctor when other causes of vulval pain such as active infection and skin diseases have been ruled out. Women who have vestibulodynia (vulval vestibulitis) form a subgroup of women with vulvodynia and the society aims to support these women as well.
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