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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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Gabapentin - and other questions around this

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Gabapentin - and other questions around this

Post  Antaea on Wed May 11, 2016 8:29 pm

Today I was diagnosed with generalized vulvodynia and I shall start with Neurontin, 1 tablett 300 mg at night. But I am very afraid of the side-effects. I have to drive 2300 km to Southern Scandinavia on June 15th, returning to Hammerfest two months later. And have to prepare the caravan for the travel in a couple of days. No possibility to take a plane. I have cats with whom I travel with. They need special treatment which only I can give them. And the stage on Gotland is more than a holiday. My sister and I have to discuss a lot of issues around my moving to Gotland next year. This cannot be done by chatting and skype only.
Therefore my questions: When I start taking Gabapentin, can I stop when I feel I will not manage to drive to Gotland? Or must this treatment last for a long time?
How long does it take until I can drive? Can I stop taking the drug if it does not work, or the side-effects are still dominant after two weeks. My doc told me that they will last so long.
Would it be better not to take the drug in this situation? My sister cannot visit me. She has the same problems with her cats. None can take care of them.
What are the most common side-effects you experienced? In the Norwegian catalogue I found an aweful and frightening lot of them.
I told the doc of my trip and that I must do it, but he is young and inexperienced. His superviser too meant I should start with Neurontin. But he does not care about his patients. He is brilliant but does not communicate at all.
I feel very concerned about starting a treatment which I cannot finish in case. Or where the side-effects makes it impossible to drive and to work over a period longer than 2 or 3 weeks. Then the pain would be easier to manage than not travelling to Gotland at all.
Thank you all for your opinion.
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Re: Gabapentin - and other questions around this

Post  emalita on Wed May 11, 2016 9:20 pm

I'm not sure if this would be available where you live, but my doctor prescribed gabapentin in a compounded cream that I was to use directly on my labia. I would highly suggest looking into having it put in a compounded cream because that could greatly reduce the side effects.

I personally chose not to use it because I know my issue is not nerve related, but my doctor said that some people get to a point of relief and can wean themselves off of it. Unfortunately there are others that are on it for life. I have read that some women have relief for several months and then the pain returns. So everyone's experience is different.

I hope it works for you!

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