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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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Needing Support for Vulvodynia - anyone able to speak I am struggling!

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Needing Support for Vulvodynia - anyone able to speak I am struggling!

Post  JS007 on Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:20 pm

Hi, I appreciate I have already posted a couple of things on here and thank you for the responses that I had. I am struggling to come to terms with having this condition - I wake up every morning thinking "this is going to be the day it disappears" or "after I go to the toilet today first thing It will feel normal"...sadly this is not the case. I started having symptons of discomfort back in June this year and only over the last month has the Gyneo suggested it is vulvodynia and put me on a course of Amitryptiline. I am now on 50mg a day (only upped this dosage 2 days ago) but I still have this feeling of "nappy rash" after going to the toilet, it is almost as if my skin becomes sensitive after pushing down for a bowel movement...or urinating, almost like the feeling of soiled underwear that rubs?? does this make any sense to anyone - I feel very alone with understanding this condition. I want the meds to work but don't know how long it should take to work?? I always have symptons EVERYDAY but they do vary dependent on my activities. I can have intercourse with no issues once inside - sorry TMI. I would like to hear how people get through having this before it disappears or gets under control? No one understands what this feels like, and the fact that because I don't have any "physical signs" of tenderness or redness etc. Is this still definitely Vulvodynia? I am worrying that it might be bladder related instead...but I feel everything down below??
I hope to hear from someone who is happy to give me some comfort that I will deal with this and get over it! Smile

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Re: Needing Support for Vulvodynia - anyone able to speak I am struggling!

Post  WaahwaahUK on Thu Dec 17, 2015 1:42 pm

There are lots of people that have frequented this forum, and now don't, simply because they got better. People do get better. I understand the need for understanding with this condition, as it can make you feel so very alone. I think its important to remember that there are a lot of people who don't come here now because they got better. Healing can take time. Stress I believe can add to any pain. Empower yourself and arm yourself with knowledge and concentrate on being kind to yourself. This forum has helped me look at ways to improve how I feel and though I am by no means better, I do have better days.

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Re: Needing Support for Vulvodynia - anyone able to speak I am struggling!

Post  meelie on Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:53 pm

i don't come so often because i talked my primary into Rx for Trammadol for pain which keeps me comfortable most of the time. God bless this understanding Dr.

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Re: Needing Support for Vulvodynia - anyone able to speak I am struggling!

Post  sailor_moon on Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:53 am

I am always up for a chat on here, so please feel free to PM me any time! It is so hard to try and vent to someone who has no idea how horrific this condition is. I wish this forum was more active like how it used to be. I would love to hear more about your story and how all this came about. Try and stay strong! xxx
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Re: Needing Support for Vulvodynia - anyone able to speak I am struggling!

Post  sarisbaris on Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:15 pm

I am cured. I've been pain free for over 2 years. This didn't happen by accident. It didn't randomly go away. I was in and out of pain for 15 years until I found the right doctor. From what I have read on this site, my cure is rare. If the medicine you are taking isn't helping you, you need to find a doctor/medicine that can. Most doctors (both western and alternative) won't tell you that they don't know what it is. If they don't have a theory why it started and if your symptoms aren't getting better, then you need to find a doctor who can. When I finally found the right doctor (who is an alternative doc who gave me herbs in pill form... oh yeah, while I was 2 months pregnant) it took about 1 month for the pain to be manageable and 2-3 months for the pain to go away completely. It has never returned. Vulvodynia is just a label... it really only means your vagina area hurts. Seriously... that's it. It could be muscle, it could be an infection that they can't detect. It could be lots of things. Most doctors have absolutely no clue which is why this is so so hard for those in pain! We want answers and they don't have them. You need to be brave and listen to what the doctors are not telling you. Please read my post in 'Vulvoydnia Info' forum titled 'Cured from vulvodynia... ' There is hope!

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