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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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Ovarian Cysts

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Post  JemimaSurrender on Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:48 am

I was just wondering if anyone has, or have had, an ovarian cyst?

I first had mine, a dermoid cyst, just over two years ago (and subsequently found I had polycystic ovaries too) and opted to have it removed. Then about six months ago I found I've got another one, much bigger, and growing all the time. They do run in families, and my sister has suffered with them terribly for years, so I expect to always have them on and off.

But I was just curious to see if anyone else has had them and whether they find there's any correlation between having one and flare ups?

I was feeling better for about thirteen months and sex was tolerable, but now it's getting bad again and sex is pretty painful so I wasn't sure if it's somehow related to the cyst.

I think I'll opt to have this one out too. It's pretty awful because you're damned if you do and damned if you don't, either way I could lose an ovary, and have to endure more scars too.

I think we all deserve medals...

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Re: Ovarian Cysts

Post  Alana3 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:54 am

Yeah cysts cause pain with sex...

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Re: Ovarian Cysts

Post  ringostarr26 on Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:52 pm

I had a dermoid cyst when i was 16 removed and they found another one the following year but it went away on its own. I also have endometriosis so pain with sex is a definitely heightened ugh!

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Re: Ovarian Cysts

Post  JemimaSurrender on Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:53 am

I don't think my pain is any worse because of the cyst in that sense. I mean, like, it doesn't hurt when it's being prodded internally or anything like that, but I do have an inclination that the cyst is upsetting my hormones, which then makes my skin burn and sting more.

Anyway, I saw my consultant last week and they gave me the option of leaving it in or having it out. I was kind of torn. If I leave it in the chances are it will continue to grow as it has done and may take over my ovary (as it did with my sister, resulting in her loosing it), or, I can have it out, risking damage to the ovary anyway.

I decided to go ahead with it anyway. I figured, by the time I get a date for the op it will only have grown more, but if I change my mind in the meantime I can always cancel it.

I don't really want another op though. The scarring has only just started to go down from my last one (over two years ago), but, what can you do eh?

Do you ever wonder if men have it this hard!?

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