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Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:46 pm by Birdy

Hi everyone,

I'm here because I'm pretty sure I have secondary provoked vestibuldynia, even though my gyno is still "optimistic" it is not.  My problem started six months ago when I got my second UTI in as many months (after going 25 years of life without one) and then ended up with a bad yeast infection (also my first one ever) thanks to the antibiotics.  Ever since the yeast …

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Newly diagnosed

Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:37 pm by Brevispink

Hello everyone. I have recently been diagnosed with unprovoked vulvodynia and would really appreciate some advice and support. I have had a chronic urine infection for 16 months and was on antibiotics for 9 of those months. I have been very uncomfortable for the entire time, but now I have absolutely unbearable stinging and burning all day with itching too. The infection has just about gone, …

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Recent "Poke" Pain - So Confused/Losing My Mind

Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:26 am by kelseybeth23

Long Story, but I am losing my mind and getting really depressed, so if I tell the full story maybe someone can help me.

Back in August I started to get an itch down there. Normally, in the past, when this would happen, I would change the way I wore my clothes, take more baths instead of showers, and use Monistat. This time, after about two weeks of no relief, I started to get concerned. I was …

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Does anyone else experience this?

Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:21 pm by Angelmegs

Hi— im new here. Im incredibly desperate so if anyone has any suggestions i would greatly appreciate it. Im a 20 year old female with vulvodynia and vaginismus. I was on the birth control pill (junel fe lo estrin) from age 13-18 because of severe menstrual pain. I used the xulane patch for a few months when i was 18 but eventually stopped BC altogether because it interferes with my med for …

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm by jen007

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post …

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Do you ever worry that you're making it up?

Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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Vulvodynia and IVF? Anyone done this? What does it do to the vulvadynia?

Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:03 am by Carolyn4

Hi everyone,

I have had vulvodynia since age 27--I am now 43 and it has been in pretty good remission.  I control it with acupuncture and herbs, and some cranial sacral therapy.  I have a 5 year old, had a pretty uneventful pregnancy which ended in a c-section.  My VV worsened after that, and I have worked hard to get it back under control (it took over a year to get it back into pretty good …

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Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

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Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  BpCookie on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:18 pm

Hi girls, I have Lichen Simplex Chronicus and I have noticed that in the last year my vulva and labia has turned DARK brown. I don't know if thats from the LSC, hormones (I'm peri-menopausal), the A and D ointment that I use very often, age (Im 48) or ???? Have any of you noticed that the area is turning darker? At first I thought it was my imagination but I use a hand mirror and check the area a number of times every day. I know for a fact that my vulva area was a healthy pink color before this all started and now its a gross dark brown color. I am terrified that it will turn to leather, just like all those gross pictures that I have seen on Yahoo and Google. Two years ago I asked my Gyno if THAT was going to happen to me and she said NO. I don't know who to trust any more. I mean, did my Gyno tell me that just to ease my mind? Ive seen other Gyno's before and none of them have said anything about the dark color, so I never worried about it till now.

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Re: Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  Sarah001 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:47 pm

As far as I know it's an age thing, the older we get the more likely the area is to darken. I'm nearly 40 and mine has darkened in small areas so nothing to worry about but also no way of avoiding the "leather" look eventually!! Laughing
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Post  BpCookie on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:00 pm

Thank you sssssoooo very much for your reply. OMG I was so worried and freaking out. I saw all those horrible and gross pictures of womens vulvas that were brown, shriveled up, swollen, etc. Of course those pictures are the very worst thing that could happen. Im always afraid it will happen to me. Thank again. You have eased my mind. Smile
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Re: Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  Alana3 on Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:20 pm

If it worries you that much, why not go to the doctor? Just to be sure! But yeah, like everything else your vajayjay is going to change as you age. I have seen those pics, and my doc actually treats LS patients, so he explained it to me too, and I understand why you're worried. Honestly, keep an eye on it, if it gets worse, go to the doc, but it's probably just changing as you change Smile Are you doing any kind of treatments for it? Good luck, it's probably nothing, I freak out over EVERYTHING too!!! And I also check mine out too, I'd say if it doesn't change any in a month, you're fine, but for peace of mind, I'd go to the doc just to be sure! And keep in mind, the pics on the internet are probably way worse than what really happens eek! Feel better Very Happy

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Re: Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  BpCookie on Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:45 pm

Alana, yup, I freak out about any change in my vagina. lol. Im like vulva paranoid. I wonder if there is a phobia for that. Something like VulvaOuchiePhobia. This whole thing is a never ending nightmare.

Next time I see my gyno I will ask her about the darkened vulva. uuuggghhhh Ya never know what will happen next.

Thanks for the reply. Take care.
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Re: Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  Alana3 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:13 pm

I think all of us are paranoid, I find one little thing and I'm like OH SHIT I HAVE WARTS! Of course it ends up being absolutely nothing, but I take something and run with it, I think it's just anxiety because of everything we have been thru. But yeah let us know what your doc says when you go for a visit, I'm sure you're fine (and I love how I'm like oh you're fine, but SHIT I HAVE WARTS, so much easier to give advice and tell someone not to panic, but when it comes to myself, well I have the worst thing that could ever happen). VulvaOuchie lmao that's amazing Smile Feel better!

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Re: Vulva and labia has turned dark brown

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:18 pm

Try not to worry cookie, when I noticed my colour change I was seeing a vulvar dermatologist and I thought if anyone would know the answer it would be her so I asked and got told it was age related and nothing to worry about so it was an informed reply not a flippant one! I think we all spend so much time examining our lady bits we're noticing things other women are never aware of, it's easy to get carried away with our findings and assume it must be something bad because of the pain too. I'm sure you'll get a similar answer to me when you ask and it won't be anything bad. Wink
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