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vestibule +‎ -itis


vestibulitis (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Inflammation of a vestibule, especially localized vulvodynia in the vestibular region (the entry point into the vagina).
    • 1909, Progressive Medicine: A Quarterly Digest of Advances, Discoveries, and Improvements in the Medical and Surgical Sciences[1], volume 1:
      It has been noted after vestibulitis, furuncles, and acute and chronic coryza.
    • 1998, John F. Steege, Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Integrated Approach, page 186:
      Vulvar vestibulitis is a chronic clinical syndrome of unknown cause defined (by Friedrich) by the constellation of severe pain on vestibular touch or attempted vaginal entry, tenderness to pressure localized within the vulvar vestibule []
    • 2000, Fred M. Howard, Pelvic Pain: Diagnosis and Management[2]:
      There is no doubt that patients with vulvodynia from vestibulitis experience psychosexual dysfunction due to their severe dyspareunia.