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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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Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

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Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  kharris4283 on Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:13 pm

My daughter (7 yrs old) was diagnosed w/ this condition last year and it's extremely hard finding information for children.

If anyone know of other moms in my shoes, please let me know.

Thanks for your help and best wishes to you all.

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:44 pm


Hi Kimberly

Our other member who's daughter has Vulvodynia has given me permission to give you her email address

I have sent it to you in private message

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Contacting other mom with daughter who has vulvodynia

Post  kharris4283 on Thu Jan 06, 2011 2:10 pm

good morning, sebby

I never rec'd the private message containing the email address for the other mom whose daughter also has vulvodynia. If you could please send it to kmbrlyharr@aol.com I'd appreciate it.

Thanks for your help!!

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Have emailed you the email address..hope it goes through let me know

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child with vulvo problems

Post  Vickie22 on Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:08 am

I'm also interested in connecting with mothers who have children. Can you send me their e-mails? My little girl was diagnosed by a pediatric gynecologist with vulvovaginitis. She gave me an ointment Clobetasol .05%. Saw improvement the next day. Hopefully this will work. She is still itching and burning after 2 days, but is suppose to get use to it.

Any luck with your daughter?
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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  Shamilton on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:27 pm

Hi Ladies

My 9 year old daughter has been suffering with vulvic pain for 2 or 3 years now... very distressing. I finally came across this condition in one of my 3am google searches for something/ anything that would give her relief from the horrendous pain she was suffering (it nearly always happens during the night)

We have still not had a confirmed diagnosis from the NHS, they seem somewhat reluctant to agree she has Vulvodunia but I have now demanded she be referred to paediactric Gynaecology (I can't believe this has not yet been done!)

I would love to connect with other Mums who's daughters have this condition as I feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall trying to get some answers!

Many thanks
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Post  Alana3 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:58 pm

I have no advice to offer, but omg I feel so bad for your kids. No one should ever know what this is like, but for a kid, that's even worse. Sad sorry and hope you girls find answers soon!

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Post  Shamilton on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:46 pm

thanks for taking the time to reply Alana. I have an appt with a Herbalist tomorrow, and am waiting on an appt to see a friend, who does Cranio Sacral and Visceral therapy, to see if there is anything she can do. The NHS so far have been Useless!!

You're right it's awful but I'm just so relieved that I think I know what it is now.. she's been treated for everything from worms to fungal infections, even though I have never thought it was those. Been referred to dermatology, who were so dismissive, and I've even had GP's saying it could be in her head!

I guess its harder to diagnose in children as its so rare in kids, and its also hard for them to describe symptoms. I am convinced she does have vulvodynia though, as it is the only thing I have come across that ticks every box for her symptoms. Thankfully she only seems to get 'attacks' of it.. mostly at night and for a few days at a time and then she can have weeks when she is clear.

The only thing that seems to give her any relief is sitting for an hour or two in the bath until it passes and she can get back to sleep (great fun at 3am!) She did mention during last nights attack that squeezing her pelvic floor while she's in the bath helps her?

Sorry I've rambled on a little bit, we've had a few sleepless nights so not functioning properly, I'm so glad to have found this forum where others understand! I see the other lady left her email address I may email her directly as it was a while ago she posted. It would be good to see if she got any help

Thanks again for your reply xxx

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Post  Sarah001 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:37 pm

Hi Shamilton, I blither on alot about pelvic floor dysfunction but it does sound like there's a link there. It may be that she gets spasms every so often and the squeezing she does to help actually relaxes the pelvic floor off, muscles relax better after a contraction (look up contract relax techniques to see a more detailed explanation of why). I know kids can have pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) from holding urine too long, straining if constipated etc and i used to talk to one of the other mums on here and her daughter had a similar problem to me and was very hypermobile which if the pelvic joints are affected can set off the pelvic floor to try and stabilise the area. I don't know if your daughter is particularly bendy but things to look out for would be sitting in a W position with no problems, legs that bend back like bananas and elbows that do the same, being able to touch the floor with palms with no warm up when doing a forward bend and the pelvis gives a lateral tilt during walking that looks extreme when the pelvis is too loose. I would definitely pursue the pelvic floor angle though given what your daughter said about that, it is possible for it not to be constantly tight but to spasm on and off, does your daughter ever seem to have to push urine out in small sections as opposed to just relax and get a constant stream? That's another classic sign. Also with it happening at night has she been a bedwetter who now goes for extra pees to make sure she's empty and ends up forcing bits out that don't need to come out yet and irritates the pelvic floor before bedtime so it flares up during the night?

The reason they thought maybe worms is pinworms can cause symptoms if they get to the vulva from the anus from scratching and of course fungal infections can too. I would buy a copy of Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein and read all about it, she mentions children can be affected and the book is readily available from Amazon at a low price and has lots of bits you could get started with like the visualising relaxing the pelvic floor bit plus stretches for the muscles that attach to the pelvis if that's relevant.
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Post  Shamilton on Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:54 am

Hi Sarah

Thankyou for your reply.. I do wonder now if it could be pelvic floor related. My daughter isn't hypermobile and has always had great bladder control from a very young age, never been a bed wetter etc. However she does have 'giggle' incontinence where she has little accidents if she laughs. I wonder if it could be related in some way. I will certainly buy the book you mentioned to see if we can get any help from it. I am just off the phone to our GP who wanted to put her on a low dose of amitriptyline. I am really reluctant to go down that route at the moment, and have demanded she be referred to the ped gyn 1st and will explore other options.

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:35 pm

Where do you live

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Post  Shamilton on Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:22 pm

I'm in Scotland Alana

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Post  Alana3 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:39 pm

Oh I loved Scotland when I visited! I was going to recommend my doc but he's in Florida so I guess that wouldn't Work Sad

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Re: Does anyone know of children who have vulvodynia?

Post  jen007 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:20 am

Hi ladies,

I don't have children, but my mother has told me that I used to complain about pain "down there" when I was a kid. I remember having issues with my area and going to the doctors to get it checked, but nothing ever came of it. This was back in the 90's so I'm not sure how familiar doctors were with vulvodynia back then. I didn't start looking for treatment until I was about 15 years old. I have PVD (provoked vestibuldynia) so maybe thats why it didn't bother me too bad while I was growing up, but it really became a problem when I was in high school. I used to get uti's when I was a kid so my doctor told me to stop taking bubble baths. It seems that throughout my life baths were always a problem. As I got older I stopped taking baths, but eventually after getting older and more stressed out I started getting back into taking baths to relax. I'd always get a yeast infect a day or two after and get a flare up of pain. Maybe this is all connected to bubble baths? Who knows... If your children do take bubble baths I do suggest having them take showers from now on. See if theres an improvement after a week or so. Also try unscented soaps and detergents, the perfumes from the soaps may be irritating them. I'm sorry that some of you have children going through this. It's hard going through this as an adult let alone a child. I'll keep you and you're children in my thoughts and prayers! Hope this helps!

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Post  Loulou on Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:01 pm

Hi Shamiton

I'm so sorry that you're daughter is suffering - hopefully advice and info you get here and through your docs will find a cause and treatment for her. From what you say it certainly sounds like pelvic floor dysfunction. I don't know how clued up ped gynes are about that??? but if you have no joy with that route try a womens health physio as they will definitely know about pelvic floor.

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Post  Shamilton on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:21 pm

Hi, thanks for your replies.

Yes I stopped bubble baths when my daughter started having problems, previously I've only ever used natural and dermal type bubble baths anyway but she has been using Dermal type creams from our GP and plain water to wash with for the past few months. I also make sure she showers off after being in the bath when she's washed her hair and I wash all of her clothes in non bio eco washing powders.

I have spoken with a good friend who is a trained Physio, and is also a Cranio Sacral and Visceral (Soft Tissue) therapist. Funnily enough she has just been on a course learning more about Nerve pain problems, and was able to ask questions specifically relating to my daughter! I trust her completely, as does my daughter and she is going to do some work on her but taking it really slowly so as not to chance irritating things even more.

I have everything crossed that she may be able to help! Will keep you posted x

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