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Partial Vestibulectomy

Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:44 pm by JGD13

Hi all i am new here.
I had a partial vestibulectomy 21/7 for my provoked vulvodynia.
After a painful few days and feeling quite uncomfortable it seemed to get better. 1 week after i noticed some white stuff and gloopy discharge, it wasnt smelly or itchy but i got a check up at the gp surgery and the doctor said the stitches looked fine and i could just have a touch of thrush. He said this is …

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New w/ Secondary Provoked Vestibuldynia

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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Anyone from the PNW?

Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:54 am by jungleclover

I'm located near Portland and I would be really cool to actually meet someone with this issue. I think my roommate in college technically had this problem. She had an overgrown hymen removed and can't deal with penetration as a result. But she is gay so it seems like it hasn't been a huge problem for her (although we didn't talk about it much so there was possibly more to it than she let on). …

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Constant pain, I want to die.

Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:29 am by Meggiemay

I posted on here a few years ago but my symptoms went away with the inflammation. I didn't get so lucky this time.

For over three months, i've had terrible rawness, burning, soreness in the urethral/vestibule area and pressure/hypersensitivity in the clitoral area. I've also had some lower abdominal pressure and burning on my butt. I can barely walk! My gyno hasn't been much help. I'm on …

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Newbie to the site

Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:16 am by Ksa

Hello. Thank you for this wonderful site. I'm currently under the care of a dr in Phoenix that specializes in vaginal disorders. I will probably be on a suppository of estridol the rest of my life and I am currently on medications for a rare form of vaginitis that's pretty unheard of for my age. My vagina literally hates me. I've struggled with vulvadynia for 20 years, the duration of my …

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New to the site and just had a vestibulectomy

Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:19 am by Hopeitworks

Hello Everyone,

I have been suffering from vulvodynia for years! So I decided to go ahead and have vestibulectomy on July 28, 2017. I really wished I would of found this site before I went through with the surgery. Maybe I would have been more prepared to deal with recovering. I just need someone to talk and I dont mind hearing your story.

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Post Vestibulectomy

Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:15 pm by infinitelywondering

Heya,

I had my vestibulectomy (full) about a day and a half ago. I was very sick and poorly just after the op and experienced intense pain down there Sad

However, today I came home and have done the following things:

-washed with warm water
-applied manuka honey to the area
-ensured I wash at least 3 times a day and dab the area dry gently
-use frozen peas to stop the swelling

As of now I am …

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can anyone recommend a good dermatologist in LA?

Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:17 pm by saffron

Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows a vulvar dermatologist in Los Angeles? My problems seem to be external, but I'm having trouble finding a knowledgable doctor. My current dermatologist is pretty cosmetic based and I'm afraid all the products he prescribed actually made my situation so much worse!

I know there a few drs in Orange County/San Diego, but was hoping to stay local as even …

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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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