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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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Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

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Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  carby148 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:53 am

Hello everyone.

I was recently prescribed lidocaine for vulvydonia, but now that I finally have the prescription, I'm second guessing and wondering about its use.

Most of my pain is around my outer labia (labia majora) and has little to do with my actual vaginal opening. I do have an odd sensation where my urethra is as well.

My doctor told me to soak a cotton ball with the lidocaine and stick it in between the lips of my vagina and leave it in overnight (that seems excessive?).

What I don't understand is how will that help my labia majora, and is this something I will have to do every night for the rest of my life?

I will call my gyno first thing tomorrow, but I figured I would ask here as well to get personal experiences. Also because I know it probably won't be for a few days before she gets back to me.

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Re: Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  jen007 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:01 pm

Hi carby148,

I've tried this method before accept my pain was around the entrance area and I put the cotton ball a little up there. Sadly it didn't work for me. The idea is to numb the area you put the gel on and by doing it every night it would absorb into your skin to keep it numb. It's something you need to try to see if it works or it's something else to check off the "didn't work" list. It's not that extreme, I think most of us here have tried this method. The lidocaine is only temporary. I had surgery last summer and am pretty much cured, but sometimes if I haven't been dilating I'll use the gel before having sex just to make sure I don't feel any pains.

Just a tip for when you use the gel, mix it with a little lubricant before applying it to your area. Alone the lidocaine can burn you until the numbness starts kicking in. When you mix it with lubricant it won't cause you any pain.

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Re: Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  carby148 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:54 pm

Thanks for the info! Should I also apply it to my outer labia? My doctor didn't say to, so I'm paranoid about doing so, haha.

Also, will this affect how my vagina works with sex? I know sex isn't too great for me anyway, but does it affect how I feel an orgasm or when it actually does feel good with penetration?
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Re: Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  Alana3 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:41 pm

If you're having sex with lidocaine make sure you tell whoever your sleeping with to wear a condom, or his penis will go numb. Put it where it hurts and that's it. It shouldn't have an effect it just numbs the painful area and the rest feels the same. But remember this isn't a cure, it just makes you comfortable. When I used it after I still had pain because eventually it wears off. That stuff does numb you, but it burns like hell to put it on.

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Re: Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  jen007 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:27 pm

carby148,

I use it before sex and it hasn't changed any good feelings, but like I said be sure to mix it with some lubricant whether you're having sex or not, it'll prevent that burning Alana is referring to.

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Re: Lidocaine With Cotton Ball

Post  Alana3 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:09 pm

Be careful with the lubricant since you're not just washing it off after playing, make sure it's water-based, some of them can cause yeast infections! As well all know, those are not enjoyable. Ask your doc what kind of lubricant he/she recommends mine says astroglide works, just be careful!!!! But def good advice, not discrediting, I just get a lot of yeast and I HATE the feeling!

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