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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


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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Can anyone advise me on vitamins to try?

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Can anyone advise me on vitamins to try?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:07 am

I currently take 2x iron (ferrous gluconate 300mg) for low iron levels - I've been a veggie for 5 years. Gave me bad stomach cramps at first but I seem to have adjusted now. I also eat a lot of greens and high fibre foods to counteract the constipation iron can cause! Also take 50mg amitriptline although currently it is not significantly successful although at first it really seemed to be helping. I have heard about magnesium and vitamin D?

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Re: Can anyone advise me on vitamins to try?

Post  Leslieg on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:30 pm

Hi Tink,
I'm not a nutritionist but after years of internet search....I've read so much. Some V specialist recommend calcium citrate to decrease oxylates in urine that may be causing irritation. They sell them mixed with magnesium which is very helpful for constipation. This might be helpful for you if you eat a lot of foods high in oxylate (ie spinach).....you mentioned you were a vegetarian?
Also, vitamin B is supposed to be good. I buy one that has all the Bs (6,12, etc). Vitamin B is supposed to help with nerve healing if that is potential issue. Unfortunately, the one I just bought from GNC is huge and hard to swallow (the calcium too). I don't know why they make them so huge. Vitamin E and fish oil are supposed to help with skin....strengthen, soften etc.

I know this seems like a lot. I'm trying to get all this with healthy foods too. I've been told that's the best way. I try to take the supplements too ........but I forget sometimes. In my experience......take with food to avoid stomach upset. The vitamin B is my priority lately. I'm learning my pain is more nerve related now. I'm gonna give the B a good few months of consistency and see if it helps.

I hope the ami is helping you. I was just recently prescribed Valium suppositories and topical gabapentin. I actually feel stoned from t he valium. The dose is way too strong for me.....I'm experimenting with cutting the dose. I used a 1/4 last night. A little less stoned.

I haven't received the gabapentin yet. It has to be compounded at the pharmacy. $50 for a months supply......no fun.....we'll see how it works.

Keep us posted on your progress! Spring is coming.....hopefully healing too!!


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Re: Can anyone advise me on vitamins to try?

Post  tinkerbelle2 on Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:08 pm

Leslie, thanks for the reply it was just what I wanted Smile! I'm going to try B6/ b combo, magnesium and calcium! Will keep you posted x

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Re: Can anyone advise me on vitamins to try?

Post  Georgia H on Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:16 pm

Hi Tinkerbelle!

I've gone on a vitamin rampage this week so I thought I'd send it over:

2 x Magnesiums in the morning - for the constipation from ami (on Mary Janes advice – works a treat!)
2 x Waterfall D Mannose – for the UTI’s (this is supposed to be the wonder vitamin for UTI’s these day, I take just in case)
2 x Bio Kult Candea – to prevent against thrush and general gut health (on Mary Jane’s advice!)
2 x calcium citrate – to maintain normal ph of wee
1x b12 (maximum daily dose)

It's a bit of a headache to take them all but I keep them at work and just pop them throughout the day at various times!


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Post  lavrose on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:46 pm

Namely sachomycis Boulardi from Jarrow, and femdophilus from jarrwo. Also, Kyolic, folic acid and vitamin e help a lot. coconut oil is also good, and if your having an IC flare, Coconut water..

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Re: Can anyone advise me on vitamins to try?

Post  Loulou on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:41 pm

Hi Tinkerbelle

I take Magnesium OK which is a multi-vit designed for women and the monthly cycle. I researched it at the time cos I thought vitamin deficiencies (zinc, magnesium, B's) might play a role in my vvd and it seemed to have most of the things I felt I was missing. I also started taking vit D drops and Bio-Kult Candea probiotics. Diet is best way to get your vits and minerals but i'm no angel so I need help! Even if a vit/mineral deficiency isn't a direct cause, I'm a strong believer in taking an holistic approach and looking after every aspect of your health can only help.


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Re: Can anyone advise me on vitamins to try?

Post  Alana3 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:59 pm

I found that I was going crazy stalking up on vitamins and all that was happening was me spending money I stopped taking everything and listened to my docs and right now my v is gone cuz of the surgery. My endo and adeno don't flare up as much and im happy. Just be smart with what your diet is


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