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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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Post  Elc88 on Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:14 pm

I thought this might be a good place to ask, to try and draw from a wide pool of knowledge and experience. I feel like I've spent so much of the last 4 years researching problems in that part of the body, that I am sad I can't think to suggest anything to a friend who is also suffering from problems in one of our favourite areas!

My friend suffers from recurring UTI's every time she has intercourse, apparently every single time. Various tests show nothing, and several doctors say there is nothing that can be done. She seems to have accepted their diagnosis, as it's come from several different doctors.

My personal experience with doctors is that they often lack understanding about that part of the body, and I'm not entirely convinced they don't just think it doesn't matter because it's not a part of the body others can see, it's not killing us and it's not like it's stopping us from living our lives...

Anyway, I just wanted to ask. As I say, she gets a UTI every time, I don't know what tests she's had, but I'm scratching my head to think what might cause a UTI. Are there any others who've experienced this?

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  alessandria on Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:53 pm

If nothing has shown up positive on a urine culture, she should probably try to get a referral to a urogynecologist. UTIs tend to make themselves known in a few different ways, such that it'd be pretty hard to get a false negative. To me, I'd be concerned that this is interstitial cystitis rather than UTIs. IC can feel exactly like a UTI, and flares can definitely be provoked by sex (it isn't a condition I have, but I've read a lot about it and there are a few sufferers on this forum). Has she been worked up for IC yet? Best of luck to your friend!

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  Alana3 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:56 am

It's called honeymoon cystitis and can be prevented by taking a low dose antibiotic before sex . Also she may wanna look into IC... tell her to go to a urologist

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  Leslieg on Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:14 am

My sister has this issue. It started when she started to date her current boyfriend.  She had a workup  done and nothing showed up.  Like Alana said, her doctor gave her a low dose antibiotic and she takes a pill each time she has intercourse.  She's been with him a while now and she thinks her body has adjusted to him and hopes to be able to stop taking them. Is your friend drinking lots of water and peeing right after sex?

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  Alana3 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:13 pm

And you should always pee after sex

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  Elc88 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:12 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys - I'm afraid I don't know any more than I've said, I'd just like to be able to suggest something to her the next time I see her. I know how frustrating these problems are, and if there's anything I can suggest to stop someone else I know from having to put up with it, I want to investigate it.

I did wonder about cycstitis, but couldn't remember its name to ask if she'd been checked. She said she takes some over the counter antibiotic/product soon after, but sometimes doesn't get it in time, so it sounds like taking a pill before will help her. I will definitely suggest that one!

Thanks again!

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Re: Advice for a friend

Post  aspaceodyssey on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:24 pm

I had this problem when I was regularly having sex. for me, drinking carbonated beverages (particularly soda) in the same time frame as sex would cause a UTI, so once I was careful about cutting back on soda the problem improved greatly. d-mannose powder is a good natural remedy and preventative for them, but that's assuming she's getting an actual infection. if it's something like interstitial cystitis I don't know if it would still help...hopefully she can find a way to avoid taking antibiotics constantly, because that really does a number on you.  Neutral 

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