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New and need some help

Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:30 pm by LindafromNJ

New to this site ad trying to figure out how it works.  I am trying to post as a new member so I am hoping this goes thru.  I am a senior adult and have just been diagnosed by the Drexil Vaginitis Center to have vulvodynia along with Vestibulitis (not sure if spelled correctly).  My symptoms are vaginal burning, itching, soreness around the vaginal opening with one spot in particular.  Some …

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Anyone from New Jersey

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:47 pm by LindafromNJ

Looking to maybe talk to someone from NJ to see if there are any support groups in this state.

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vaginal cream

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:46 pm by LindafromNJ

I have been given ABC cream to start using for my condition. This is gabapentin, amitriptyline and baclofen cream. Has anyone tried this. Also has anyone used lidocaine. My doctor told me not to use it. It is so sore at the vaginal opening. Has anyone used it there. Please respond!!

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MAY HAVE FOUND A CURE- PLEASE READ

Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:04 pm by infinitelywondering

Dear all,

Today has been the day I've been waiting for. The day something FINALLY makes sense.
I've been told countless times that I've got nerve damage or a muscular condition, yet none of the specific treatments have helped me. My GP suggested attacking this from a different angle so referred me to a dermatologist specialist


after having a vestibulectomy with no success, I decided to visit …

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NO PAIN DURING SEX

Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:18 am by rockylife

I HAVE NO PAIN DURING SEX, BUT I FEEL THIS BURNING SENSATION ALL DAY JUST BESIDE THE VAGINAL OPENING. DO I REALLY HAVE A VULVODYNIA? I'M CONFUSED.

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Newby not sure where to turn

Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:32 pm by Cerjo87

Hi this is all very new to me , well the talking about it bit is , the pain while having sex and also the uncomfortable feelings after and feeling like I have  sistitus most of the time I’m very used to , I’ve suffered for 7 years now I’m only 30 . Finally after all this time the doctors or should I say my gp has said I have Vulvodynia and have givin me gabapentin to try .i told her I’d …

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Looking for a friend..... and new problems

Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:38 pm by infinitelywondering

Hi everyone,

I hope you're doing well.

I hate to say this, but I feel beaten down and terribly alone. I had a vestibulectomy surgery about 6 months ago and I was absolutely praying it would work. It didn't.

6 months later and here I am, sitting on my bedroom floor crying my eyes out because I know I'll never be able to have painfree sex. I don't know what to do and just need a friend Sad



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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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Vulvodynia from #metoo media coverage

Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:01 pm by dooleyhornberg

I am wondering if anyone else in this forum has experience an increase or flare up in their vulvodynia as a result of the coverage of the sexual abuse scandals in Hollywood, DC, and the recent gymnastics scandal. I have definitely had a flare up.

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Can discharge cause vulvadynia

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Can discharge cause vulvadynia

Post  Casscass09 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:57 pm

Can vulvoadyna cause weird discharge?
I had a lot of yeast infections/ bv awhile back and after I got rid of it I still had pain with peeing and vulva pain. I've noticed for awhile I've had a lot of discharge whenever I get it looked at, they comment I do have lots of discharge but after all my tests come back negative the doctor never questions the discharge.

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Re: Can discharge cause vulvadynia

Post  emalita on Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:17 pm

I guess it all depends on what your discharge is like and what all your symptoms are. Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis and inflammatory vaginitis can cause excessive discharge but so can infections and STDs. I have IV, but excessive discharge was never a huge issue for me. The specialist I see believes that a lot of vulvovaginal pain is caused by the discharge from an unhealthy flora (e.g. high white blood cell count, low lactobacillus, etc.), and he says the discharge in a way burns the inner labia and vestibule (including the urethra).

Vulvodynia isn't a single disease/condition for everyone. The diagnosis literally means "chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause". So, can vulvodynia cause discharge? Well, it all depends on what the true cause of your pain is.

Sorry, that probably wasn't the response you were hoping for. Just know that it took about 11 different specialists before I got my diagnosis because not all providers are trained or have the testing to be able to diagnose DIV or IV. I'm not saying you have either condition, but don't let doctors tell you there isn't anything wrong when you clearly know there is...especially when most doctors seem to only look for yeast, BV, and STDs. Our lady bits are far more complex than that Wink

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Post  Casscass09 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:37 pm

emalita wrote:I guess it all depends on what your discharge is like and what all your symptoms are. Desquamative inflammatory vaginitis and inflammatory vaginitis can cause excessive discharge but so can infections and STDs. I have IV, but excessive discharge was never a huge issue for me. The specialist I see believes that a lot of vulvovaginal pain is caused by the discharge from an unhealthy flora (e.g. high white blood cell count, low lactobacillus, etc.), and he says the discharge in a way burns the inner labia and vestibule (including the urethra).

Vulvodynia isn't a single disease/condition for everyone. The diagnosis literally means "chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause". So, can vulvodynia cause discharge? Well, it all depends on what the true cause of your pain is.

Sorry, that probably wasn't the response you were hoping for. Just know that it took about 11 different specialists before I got my diagnosis because not all providers are trained or have the testing to be able to diagnose DIV or IV. I'm not saying you have either condition, but don't let doctors tell you there isn't anything wrong when you clearly know there is...especially when most doctors seem to only look for yeast, BV, and STDs. Our lady bits are far more complex than that Wink

Thank you!! I'm looking into another Gyno. The one I have now never brought it up, I had to mention it. Then all she did was refer me to physical therapy. Which I'm still gonna do, but she never tried anything else. So I feel like she probably doesn't know much.

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Re: Can discharge cause vulvadynia

Post  emalita on Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:50 pm

Where do you live? If you're in the U.S., my specialist is in AZ (Fowler Gyn International). He doesn't have the greatest bedside manner, but he does have special testing available that most doctors don't have (getting a diagnosis is half the battle Smile ). Plus, he's a lot cheaper to see than a lot of doctors.

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Re: Can discharge cause vulvadynia

Post  Casscass09 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:58 pm

emalita wrote:Where do you live? If you're in the U.S., my specialist is in AZ (Fowler Gyn International). He doesn't have the greatest bedside manner, but he does have special testing available that most doctors don't have (getting a diagnosis is half the battle Smile ). Plus, he's a lot cheaper to see than a lot of doctors.

Sadly, I don't live near there. Hopefully I can find someone good around me. Another question, is it possible for vulvadynia to cause burning with uranation? I thought it might be IC at first but I went to the urologist And she gave me pyridum for the burning. After that it went away for some reason like for 4 months and the when I tried to have sex it came right back. Don't know if that has anything to do with vulvadynia or not?

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Re: Can discharge cause vulvadynia

Post  emalita on Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:50 pm

Well, just remember that the diagnosis of vulvodynia simply means you have unexplained vulvar pain...it is a diagnosis of a symptom, not a disease (similar to being diagnosed with a headache - a headache is a symptom, not the root cause of the pain, which may be stress, hunger, hormone fluctuations, etc.). Some women have vulvar pain that is caused by nerve issues, some have pelvic floor dysfunction, some have unidentified environmental sensitivities, etc. Below are some links that talk more about it:

http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/what-vulvodynia-and-vulvular-vestibulitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14756898
http://www.nva.org/what-is-vulvodynia/what-causes-vulvodynia/

So, depending on what the cause of your pain is, you may experience burning with urination. Since this pain only returns when you try to have sex, are you making sure your partner is using only hypoallergenic products since their skin is coming into contact with you? Do you use condoms or a lubricant that you could have developed a sensitivity to? Do you make sure to urinate immediately after having sex? You may be getting frequent UTIs. Some women find they can prevent sex-related UTIs by using a supplement called D-Mannose before and/or after sex. That may be something to look into for you.

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Post  Casscass09 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:14 pm

emalita wrote:Well, just remember that the diagnosis of vulvodynia simply means you have unexplained vulvar pain...it is a diagnosis of a symptom, not a disease (similar to being diagnosed with a headache - a headache is a symptom, not the root cause of the pain, which may be stress, hunger, hormone fluctuations, etc.). Some women have vulvar pain that is caused by nerve issues, some have pelvic floor dysfunction, some have unidentified environmental sensitivities, etc. Below are some links that talk more about it:

http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/what-vulvodynia-and-vulvular-vestibulitis
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14756898
http://www.nva.org/what-is-vulvodynia/what-causes-vulvodynia/

So, depending on what the cause of your pain is, you may experience burning with urination. Since this pain only returns when you try to have sex, are you making sure your partner is using only hypoallergenic products since their skin is coming into contact with you? Do you use condoms or a lubricant that you could have developed a sensitivity to? Do you make sure to urinate immediately after having sex? You may be getting frequent UTIs. Some women find they can prevent sex-related UTIs by using a supplement called D-Mannose before and/or after sex. That may be something to look into for you.
I'm using non lube condoms with a 3 ingredient lube because I suspect that regular lube is what what causing my bv. I pee after sex and already use d-mannose before and after. It's not utis, I've gotten tested about 6 times. Nothing's come up. when I went to Gyno she told me that my muscles are very tight near the opening Could that be PFD?

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Re: Can discharge cause vulvadynia

Post  emalita on Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:16 pm

It certainly could be PFD, but it may not be either. When I'm able to maintain relief sometime in the future, my specialist said I will need to start dialator therapy since I haven't had sex in over a year, which has resulted in tightening of my vaginal opening, and it will also "reintroduce" me to penetration again prior to actually having sex. So, I guess what I'm trying to get at is not all tightness is PFD.

However, the good thing about PFD is that treatments for it are not something that would harm you if you wanted to go down that route (unlike, for example, thinking it's a chronic infection and treating it with antibiotics, which can cause harm). I believe there are some books out there that allow you to try dialator therapy at home. Hopefully one of the ladies on the forum who have used at home treatments can comment on a good book.

Otherwise, seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist would be a great place to start if you suspect PFD.

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