Vulvodynia is persistent pain of the vulva, the area around the opening of the vagina. The vulva includes the opening of the vagina, the pubic mound, the inner and outer labia vaginal lips , and the clitoris. In people with vulvodynia, there's no identifiable cause for the pain, such as a cut or infection. An estimated 9 to 18 percent of women between ages 18 and 64 experience vulvar pain at some point, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Clitoral pain: the great unexplored pain in women.
It is manifested by pain localized to the clitoris with or without associated pain such as vulvar vestibulitis and pelvic floor myalgia. Unlike classical pudendal neuralgia i. The etiology may be metabolic, traumatic, or idiopathic i. The determinative factor is that the signaling mechanism of clitoral sensation becomes abnormal.