Dr. Caroline Pukall, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada shares how she diagnoses vulvodynia, vestibulitis and vestibulodynia.
Dr. Pukall and Todd Hartley:
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Well, you’ve tuned into the EmpowHer Network, and right now Dr. Caroline Pukall is with us. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Doctor, how do you diagnose vulvodynia, and let’s say not just vulvodynia but vestibulitis and also vestibule. How do I say it, vestibulodynia?
Yeah, how do you diagnose those?
Well, okay, that’s a really good question. Essentially vulvodynia is a general term that is used to describe chronic vulvar pain usually lasting three to six months or more.