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Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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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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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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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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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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Post  ashley215 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:23 am

Hello,

I am new to this and I wanted to know if anyone can tell me what to except over the next few weeks.

I had surgery on 9/11 and it has been about six weeks since my surgery. I had a post-op appointment on 10/7( 4-week mark).

He stated that I was healing very well! And that I should not stress every little pain or sensation at that point because it is too early to determine anything. That is a lot easier said than done.

Recently, I have been experiencing a low-grade burning sensation(over the last week) and I'm afraid that this is yet another failed treatment. Is this normal after surgery? Is this a sign of healing? I also still have stitches in some areas( I have dissolveable stitches) .

This is the most stressful thing ever.. recent grad, no job and stitches in my vagina. Oh the joy!


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Post  jen007 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:06 pm

Hi Ashley,

I had a full vestibulectomy about 5 years ago. From what you're saying, it seems like you're doing just fine! Don't let the little pains and burns here and there discourage you. As your doctor said, it's too soon to tell. Just keep doing everything the doctor tells you. The low-grade burning is normal - I had that too! I also started to feel very itchy soon after that. That's just your surgery healing. Trust me, you're ok!

Have you been taking sitz baths? If not, they're very soothing - easier than trying to lower yourself into a tub! I did them about 3-4 times a day to keep it clean and sooth the area. Also, rest as much as possible! Just take it easy! Let your body heal!

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have!

-Jen

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Post  ashley215 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:25 pm

That's what people keep saying.. I am currently in week 7 Sad. Sadly, at this point I have no clue how to relax. I just keep picturing myself alone for the rest of my life with a defective vagina.

Question: I thought you were just about fully healed at 6 weeks? I guess I am freaking out because the pain is in the area I had the most trouble..

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Post  jen007 on Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:55 pm

Ashley,

I felt the same way, but TRUST ME, you're on the right track! Keep resting and taking it easy - it's key to your recovery. Don't exercise or do anything too strenuous.

The healing period after surgery is usually about 2 months - meaning you can start going back to normal activities with caution. Your stitches should be gone by then and you should be able to wear regular clothes again, so on and so forth. It can take up to 8 months to a year from surgery to be fully healed. It just depends on the rate your body heals. It's worth the wait TRUST ME.

Don't lose trust in your body. It will heal! You can't make any conclusions until your body is done healing. You won't be alone forever! I felt the same way. I had set backs at first. Now I have a new guy and we have sex on the regular and it doesn't even hurt. Just wait it out!

-Jen

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Post  ashley215 on Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:22 am

Thanks for replying Jen!

I will TRY my best to kind of relax. It's just stressful when you looking for a job and about to run out of insurance (because I turn 26 in December). I am concerned that the surgery will fail and I won't have a job/insurance (though I have been interviewing a lot) to pay for doctors visits and the costly medications.
Ugh, I just want to get back to normal. I used to be pretty fun lol. I don't know if I will ever see that fun girl again. Plus, when you have a condition like this maintaining friendships can be hard. Mainly, because they don't understand and are just happy that their vagina is not burning or in pain.
Welp, I TRY my best to ignore this burning and pain area.. And stop looking at it in the mirror. I am guiltily of looking at my vagina as soon as I got out of surgery. Crazy I know. lol . I could not help myself. November 17th ( 10 week mark) is my next appt and I hope all of these strange sensations will be gone..

I hope this is coming to a end because I am pretty hopeless at this point. Congrats on being pain free for FIVE YEARS.

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