This is a research study about vestibulodynia, a condition where women feel pain at the opening of the vagina. They feel this pain regularly when there is pressure in the vagina from using tampons and/or pressure from sexual activity. Vestibulodynia is very common - it affects one out of every six women of reproductive age. Through this study, we hope to find out which medications work best to relieve pain from vestibulodynia, and also find out more about what is happening in the body when women experience this pain.
If you express interest in the study, the next step is a 10-15 minute pre-screening phone call to see if you qualify and to share information about the study with you. This phone call may be completed by email instead of phone if you prefer. Participants will attend four in-person visits at UNC Hospitals, Hillsborough campus over six months. Each visit is 2-3 hours long and includes questionnaires, blood tests, physical exam and medication dispensed to take at home.
$60 Visa gift card upon completion of all study visits. Contact study team for more details.
Obstetrics and Gynecology-Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery
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