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» What is Vulvodynia?
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Vulvadynia

Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:53 pm by Linda Williams

I am 68 years old and a year ago was diagnosed with vestibulitis, then vulvadynia. I have a history of chinchilla bladder infections, have had major bladder repair, hysterectomy, mid 30's, an auto immune disease. I take a daily antibiotic to keep UTI's at bay. My doctor has done the Quip test which was uncomfortable but did not test anything. I use Premarin vaginal cream 2 times a week. These …

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Just Diagnosed with Vulvadynia

Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:11 pm by CherryTree23

Well, I was just diagnosed today, yay...my symptoms are just burning pain in vaginal opening. This all came about after taking Bactrim, Monistat, Clindomycin and Diflucan. This doctor was extremely confident I have Vulvadynia. Also told me my vaginal skin isn't red. Yes, it is, mine isn't typically electric red. He prescribed Ampytripline (sp) said, I have a very mild case, and worse case …

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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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Looking for a friend IRL; LA/OC

Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:51 am by crypticcalico

Hello!

I am hoping to find a friend in the LA/OC area that I can meet up with in person. I live in Long Beach, California and I am willing to drive a bit to meet. The only person that I've told about this is my doctor(s) and someone who couldn't wrap their brain around it. It would be nice to be able to talk to someone else who understands.

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Owner of vulvodyniSuppoet.com

Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:28 pm by LaurenVV

Hi, I started vulvodyniasupport.com at the age of 28.
I was a leader when there was no help, no forums etc.

As I went on my path, I found acupuncture, herbs and time helped me recover.
Most never do.

I met a wonderful woman named Hanna. She was a patient and became a support leader. She lived in FLoroda.

I have moved on from the support world and found a career that allowed
Me to bring my …

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anyone from southern california in here?

Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:43 pm by Melissa777

Hi Im just wondering if anyone here is from so cal- USA
I am in san diego- but from LA!!!

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Anyone else try Cold Laser therapy/ Low Level Laser Therapy for their vestibulodynia?

Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:01 am by Tired89

Hello everyone. It's been quite a long time since I've posted. I've been extremely depressed and bottling it all up. I've been seeing a pelvic floor therapist (it's only been 4 visits) for my provoked vestibulodynia and the only reason she can get inside of me to do myofascial release and to use the dilators is because I use BLT (benzocaine, lidocaine, tetracaine) ointment on my vestibule prior …

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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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New member

Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:37 pm by Lisa1627

Hi ladies. I am new to the forum. I have had what I think is vulvodynia caused from hsv 2. So not only do I have the burning vag but the constant feeling of being contagious. I can honestly say that I hate my life and myself right now. There are days when I think I would rather be dead. I tried the amitryptline and it helped but if it's only making my brain think I don't have pain then it's …

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New to forum, seeking advice and referrals

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Post  dandelion18 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:12 pm

Hi, I am new to this forum and am seeking any sort of advice on whether y'all think this might be vulvodynia. I was also wondering if there any any female OB/GYNS on the East Coast that you could recommend who are good at treating this. And if anyone knows anything about Dr. Harris or Dr. Coady at SoHo OB/GYN?

Several years ago, my OB/GYN suspected a yeast infection. When one round of antibiotics didn't work, she prescribed another. Yeast cultures always seem to test positive in office, but negative once they are sent to the lab. I have recurrent itching, pain, burning, and discharge. Sometimes a cream, medicine, or other treatment will help, but the symptoms always seem to return. In addition, pelvic exams are extremely painful for me.

I have just been to my third OB/GYN. I really liked her, but she said she wouldn't be able to treat me long term. I am getting concerned because it seems like I keep getting "dropped" by doctors. In addition, they only want to do pelvic exams under anesthesia. She also wants to do more biopsies (a past biopsy wasn't very helpful). What can you all suggest? Any doctor recommendations?

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Re: New to forum, seeking advice and referrals

Post  Alana3 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:07 pm

Dr trabin in florida is awesome

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Post  dandelion18 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:15 pm

Thanks! I guess that I should have mentioned that Florida is a bit far and any recommendations for the Northeast greatly appreciated...

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Post  Alana3 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:52 pm

Dr Goldstein in New York I think is where he is

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Re: New to forum, seeking advice and referrals

Post  dandelion18 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:01 am

Thanks again! Anyone else had similar problems with exams?

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Re: New to forum, seeking advice and referrals

Post  Alana3 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:55 am

Pretty much everyone here had the same problem. Hopefully she gave you anti fungal and not antibiotics for yeast as that wouldn't do much. I would get another opinion. I wouldn't stick to just female but who has enough experience. Women tend to try and compare I even had one tell me it wasn't that bad. Really? You wake up in pain everyday? I found male doctors take more time and most specialize. Go with experience not gender. At any rate, I'm "cured" now so but it took a while to get there If you have pvd surgery is an option and something I recommend. But again thats me so I don't know how you feel about it but I'm mostky better now. Just find a good doc!

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Post  dandelion18 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:33 pm

Thank you so much. Really appreciate your responsiveness ; ) I was given diflucan. Should I have been given something different?

I am mainly concerned as the doctor wants to do a repeat biopsy and says that Behcet's disease could also be a possibility. Not sure if that was also a diagnosis anyone else here was given... What is pvd?

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:02 pm

Diflucan is an antifungal youre good! Provoked vulvodynia is pvd basically meaning your pain is obly there when its messed with. And usually only in a specific location. Does that sound like you? I have no idea what the other disease is but if you have already had the biopsy done I wouldn't go back thru it... google vulvar specialists in your area I had so many useless things done

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Post  dandelion18 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:41 pm

Oh, OK. Yeah, it is odd in the sense that sometimes it settles down and only bugs me when provoked, other times it seems spontaneous.

Behcet's is an autoimmune disease.

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:19 pm

So why would they do a biopsy for that?

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Post  Sarah001 on Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:53 pm

I think I'd be a bit reluctant about the biopsy because Behcets can't be diagnosed by specific tests it's a diagnosis of exclusion so the biopsy won't say if you have it it just rules other things out which the first biopsy should already have done. Behcets was mentioned to me when I went to a small GU clinic but when I went a consultant at a larger one she said no Behcets would cause ulcers and the mouth is pretty much always affected too so I'd be very wary about that doctor and research Behcets before you go again so you're armed with some knowledge. Have a read at this link about symptoms:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Behcets-disease/Pages/Symptoms.aspx
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Post  dandelion18 on Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:22 pm

There was an ulcer that was noticed during exam, so I guess you do have to consider Behcet's as a possibility whenever that happens. I do also occasionally get canker sores in my mouth. But I also have to agree with you on the biopsy - not sure what it would show. Does this still sound like Behcet's? Aren't there other tests that could diagnose it? My thought is that it might be VBD or VVD as a yeast infection seemed to set this whole cycle off and it has never quite gotten back to baseline.

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Post  Alana3 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:40 am

I get canker sores all the time too could just be your immune system, allergies or stress levels

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Re: New to forum, seeking advice and referrals

Post  LalaYe on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:26 am

Hi, I'm new too. I'm also on the east coast, and being in the similar situations as you in the past year. Long story short, I had been treated for yeast multiple times even when I had no yeast at all. I also had biopsy done because a doctor thought I had warts. I had been to many different doctors to confirm if it was really warts, they all said no. I finally had the biopsy ruled out the of warts. But I am still a little worried about the accuracy of the biopsy because my condition never got better. It only got worst. I don't think they are warts, but my skins are not smooth and have pain constantly. It wasn't like that before. It might be I had been treated for yeast and bacteria infection too much I don't know. Anyways, I'm still looking for the right doctor, keep in touch.

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Re: New to forum, seeking advice and referrals

Post  Alana3 on Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:38 am

Where are youfrom?

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