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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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epidural for pain?

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epidural for pain?

Post  meelie on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:57 am

Hi everybody, haven't written for a while. I have been lurking and reading ya'll posts though. Embarassed  Have been going to PT. I thought it was helping but then my back started killing me. Went to a pain specialist. Had an MRI. Diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis. Was suggested to have an epidural for pain. Haven't had it yet, thinking I can do without it, then the V started back with a vengence. Wondering if an epidural for the pain of spinal stenosis would numb my V pain. But, when I'm not hurting, I'm still married, I do enjoy sex occasionally and would hate to number those particular nerves if you know what I mean. Any thoughts? Rolling Eyes

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Re: epidural for pain?

Post  Alana3 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:03 pm

It's a bandaid a temporary fix for a problem find a different doctor who is willing to be more proactive

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epidural for pain?

Post  meelie on Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:36 pm

I didn't go see this Dr. for the V. I am so so sick of telling people about my pussy problem I didn't mention it. At this point I don't even want to go back to the PT, I have become so mortified about having to do what she does to help ease the tight muscles. I was seeing him for back pain that the PT just wasn't able to figure out. I know the epidural is a band aide, if it works at all for the SS. But was wondering if it could help my V pain. I am 99.99% sure it is muscle and nerve related not skin related. I just don't want to tell that dr. about my V. If you are talking about seeing a dr. for the V who would take a different approach, then please do tell. I can't find anyone that knows how to fix it. I am not even contemplating surgery for the SS at this point. I am an RN and I have seen too much in the line of surgery mishaps.

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Re: epidural for pain?

Post  Alana3 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:41 pm

Well where do you live?

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Re: epidural for pain?

Post  meelie on Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:27 pm

South of Atlanta in Georgia.

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Post  Alana3 on Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:23 pm

Id google something.like vulvodynia specialists in Georgia and see what comes up. I wouldn't shy from surgery just because you've seen bad things before those people werent you. Sometimes you have to take a risk to feel better...

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Epidural for pain

Post  Sunflower82 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:08 pm

Hi,
I had a problem with my back and I had a nerve block at l4 l5 ! Within two weeks it took away all my vulvar pain, I was able to have pain free sex for a couple off months ! It did nothing for my back and leg pain, and the dr could not explain why it had stopped all the other pain ! After 4 months I had it done again, this time it felt different and it set of all my v pain for over 6 weeks, but this time it had an effect on the numb sensation I was getting down my leg! I'm convienced the two are connected but it hard to get the drs to agree !

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Re: epidural for pain?

Post  meelie on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Thanks Sunflower, that is what I have been wondering. Did your V get any better after the second injection? Did you leg/back pain stay away for awhile? I am having such trouble deciding what to do. I have to drive 1 1/2 hrs to get the injection. I don't know how much my ins. will pay and am just kind of frozen in indecision. I would so def. do it if I thought it would take away this V burning. I
I think too that I've developed a real yeast infection on top of the V cause I'm itching and my burning is there in the morning which it usually is not. Don't know weather to try OTC or call GYN.
I stopped going to the PT for money and gasoline issues. Wish I had someone closer by but I don't.
Anyway thanks for your input and let me know how your V is doing and did you need a third inj?

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Post  Sunflower82 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:24 pm

Hi,
After the second one the v pain for worse but my leg is no longer numb and I had it at the end if November ! My pain has settled down in term of the v but I still get the burning sensation and itching and sex is a little uncomfortable ! But it's not too bad, for a while after the injection it took away any sensation down below during sex, to the point that I couldn't really feel anything! Which was very different to before! Lately it's been sore and I tested positive for strep b so we haven't tried sex in the last month! The time we tried before the burning after has started to come back, but it's not as bad a it was before I had had the nerve block ! What level in your bk are they wanting to do the epidural ?

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