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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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Exercise ???

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Exercise ???

Post  zarli on Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:25 am

Hi Girls
Before 'V' I used to walk 5km everyday and was a healthy weight...6 years on I've put on nearly 20kg which is frightening and I can't exercise at all. Every couple of months I have a head rush and try to walk very slowly BUT the next day I'm in excruciating pain. Does any one else have trouble with exercise ???
Also my feet get just as sore as my vagina they burn and the pain is throbbing.

I feel like I don't know what to do anymore...my life is very hard going at present.

I mean the meds control the pain as long as I wear loose pants, don't sit for long, don't stand for long and don't exercise.
I wonder how fat I'll end up being ???
I know I'm lucky the meds work but I just can't imagine what my life is going to be like in another 5,10,15 years??
The pain is so bad at present just from a little walk 2 days ago.

That's my negative rant for the day...sorry.

zarli

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Re: Exercise ???

Post  alessandria on Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:03 pm

Hey Zarli! I imagine it'd be quite frustrating to have things get worse with exercise, I'll see what I can suggest here to help out Smile

1) You can get a lot of the health benefits of exercise from things that are less likely to cause vulvodynia flares. I recommend trying something like yoga or pilates which are virtually zero impact exercises, but still will allow you to maintain your fitness and reduce your stress levels. While things like biking and swimming are frequently totally out of the question with vulvodynia, elliptical trainers are a good zero impact way to get an intense cardiovascular workout.

2) Possibly a totally dumb question, but what do you wear to exercise? I very specifically must wear all-cotton, loose underwear and loose shorts when I exercise, or I will definitely get an increase in vulvodynia pain due to the friction and irritation.

3) The wonderful thing about losing weight is that anyone can do it. Seriously, anyone. It is very hard sometimes to reform how we eat, but I promise you that it can be done. Exercise has been shown by a huge body of research to be non-essential to the weight loss process, even though it has a ton of other health benefits. My recommendation is to use tools like MyFitnessPal or CalorieCount to determine how much you should be eating a day as a sedentary person, and you should not gain weight so long as you stick to the guidelines. (Plus, those apps/websites can provide a very useful opportunity for any vulvodynia sufferer to make a food diary. Start keeping track of your pain levels along with the food diary, and you might even discover that there is a food trigger that causes your pain that you hadn't even been aware of previously.) Even if you're unable to exercise, you can get back down to a weight where you feel healthy and happy with your body, it's just a matter of scaling your food intake down to your new energy needs. I know it sounds like a pretty crappy thing to have to do, on top of already having vulvodynia, but I'm sure you'll find before long that eating healthy and losing weight makes you feel better physically. I know it has hugely helped my pain levels to lose weight; though I still have it, it's not nearly as bad as it used to be.

Anyway, I am so sorry you are having a hard time, I know we've all been there before. It definitely can get better, just do whatever you can to remain positive and keep trying new things, okay?

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Re: Exercise ???

Post  zarli on Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:04 am

Thank you Alessandria
I am so grateful for your wise words and the trouble you went to respond to my post.
I have taken on board your advise. I am going to start a food diary.
I just can't work out why every time I have followed strictly to a healthy diet eg. the dukan diet, my vulvodynia neauralgia pain is unbearable. I wonder how psychological this factors on my thinking ?? I lasted 5 weeks on this particular diet I lost 5kg with no exercise but the pain ended up beating me and I gave up. My normal diet is healthy I seldom eat fatty foods although I do indulge in chocolate and breads and pastas at times.

I will look into yoga as I haven't tried this while I have had Vulvodynia.

When I exercise I ware loose pants and I have tried tighter pants but they react the same way. I am just going to stay away from exercise that involves impact.

Once again I thank you for your response, it meant a lot to me while on this journey of hope.
Take Care
Zxxx

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