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- (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, 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:
- There is no doubt that patients with vulvodynia from vestibulitis experience psychosexual dysfunction due to their severe dyspareunia.