All of the women enrolled in the study had a prior diagnosis of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.
candidate in psychology at the university, presented additional data from the same investigation linking dyadic adjustment to psychological distress and sexual impairment in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.
The analyses also linked higher levels of state anxiety to increased dysfunctional dyadic adjustment, even after controlling for psychological distress and intensity of pain, suggesting that dyadic adjustment is a "powerful predictor of sexual impairment in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome, despite their pain intensity," Ms.
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It has previously been observed that women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome have increased counts of mast cells and chronic inflammatory cells in biopsied vulvar vaginal tissues.
And he's more convinced than ever that Candida albicans is a key player in idiopathic vulvar vestibulitis syndrome.