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Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:46 am by Jma990o

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» Clinical Trial for Vulvodynia Treatment
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:13 pm by wramirez

» New and need advice and help
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:48 am by Derry59

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» Found relief after more than 15 years of pain!
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» I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)
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» I think I know what causes vulvodynia-it's the memory of pain
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:24 pm by foxysugarpants

New here would very much appreciate advice at the end of my rope

Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:09 pm by Jma990o

This might be a little long but it's been such a long time I've even been able to talk about my problems openly thank you in advance for any helpful advice.
So ok I'm 24 I've been having this problem for over two years seen quite a few doctors and obgyns alike and nobody will take me seriously I have had a few utis and yeast infections and even bv once and this all started after one of the utis …

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Diagnosed Recently

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:55 pm by flissyg

Hi All,

I’m so glad I’ve found a place where there are others who understand how I feel!

So this is my story:-

I’m 36,  and 4 months ago, whilst innocently sitting in bed reading I experienced a very sharp stabbing pain in my clitoris. It last only a few minutes and then subsided as quickly as it came on. It put it down to “one of those things”.  The following morning I woke up …

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Looking for suggestions or encouragement

Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:10 am by ryn207

Hi there. I'm 25 and have been dealing with this for over a year and a half and I'm really starting to lose hope this will ever stop.

In July of 2016 I had a yeast infection. When Monistat didn't work I went to my gynecologist who prescribed Diflucan. When the itching didn't stop she retested me and found that my yeast infection was gone, but I now had a bacterial infection. After taking the …

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New and need advice and help

Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:26 pm by Cin124

Hi everyone,

About three months ago, I started having vaginal and vulval itching. Then, about two months ago, my vulva started to feel painful and look swollen, so I went to the doctor. I was tested for herpes, chlamydia, and gonorrhea which all came back negative. I also had to do a vaginal swab test and the only thing that came back positive was yeast infection. I was prescribed hydrozole …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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Hello. Happy to have found this group.

Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:01 pm by foxysugarpants

I am new here and hope to gain some insight into my vulva pain. I suffered for a long time not realizing that there are ways to feel better. I saw the Dr. yesterday and I am starting P/T pelvic and valium suppositories. queen

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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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Post Vestibulectomy Vulva Pain?

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Post Vestibulectomy Vulva Pain?

Post  ehesser on Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:07 am

Hi Everyone,

I had a vestibulectomy (with vaginal advancement) 4 weeks ago, and last week I developed new pain not associated with the surgical site on the right side of my labia minora. My recovery was going so well and then this burning, stinging, throbbing pain developed and I've had it for a week now. Has anyone experienced this post surgery? Is this temporary or here to stay? The pain spot seems inconsistent too, like there's sensitivity on my clit and left side of labia as well.. in the past week I've been using hydrocortisone cream and have been soaking in warm bathes abs have tried acupuncture. I feel as though my pain went from a 9 to an annoying 3, which seems like improvement but it worries me as I haven't had this kind of pain before so I don't know if it's temporary irritation or if I traded in my provoked vestibular pain for now unprovoked vulva pain?! I'm scared. Anyone one else experience the during healing process? Does it go away? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

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Re: Post Vestibulectomy Vulva Pain?

Post  emalita on Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:53 pm

Hi ehesser,

I've never personally had the surgery, but I've read posts from other women on here that have said it takes MANY months to heal (like 4+). I can't remember which post it was, but there was at least one lady talking about her pain being far worse until about 6 months after her surgery. Do a search on this forum and read some of the surgery experience posts (unfortunately this forum isn't really very active anymore).

I hope your new symptoms subside and you fully heal quickly Very Happy

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Re: Post Vestibulectomy Vulva Pain?

Post  PelvicStrong on Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:02 pm

Hi, I had the vestibulectomy done on the 12th of August and I'm 3 weeks into recovery.

My doctor took out the stitches yesterday which was very painful and I just can't resist to look at it today. There's a really ugly growth on the surgical area. My doctor said that there's some swelling because of the stitches. It just looks and feels like scar tissues to me. I have minor hypertrophic scars from my laparascopy but my doctor said that the tissue on the skin is different than the mucosa skin on the vestibule so I shouldn't form those hypertrophic scars when it's healed. I'm wondering if you experienced the same thing?

Another thing I'm also a bit concerned about is that he did a very partial vestibulectomy, only the lower and the most painful part of the vestibules were removed. I still had some redness and a bit of stinging on the upper part but it's nothing compared to the 6 o'clock location. Those minor stings and redness were always there but went away when I used Valium suppositories for pelvic floor muscle spasms. I read the book "When Sex Hurts", Dr. Goldenstein suggested to do a full vestibulectomy just in case so the pain doesn't get worst going to the remnant vestibules but everyone's different and my doctor did a q-tip test b4 he started surgery so I guess the pain scale I evaluated made him determine which needs to be removed. Not sure if this is what ou experienced or any of you had the same experience? I'm a bit worried too honestly but nothing we can do right now.

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Post  CarolRD on Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:27 pm

What was your results of the vulva biopsy? What was the main reason for your biopsy? Do they numb you?

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Re: Post Vestibulectomy Vulva Pain?

Post  Alana3 on Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:57 pm

I had a nasty yeast infection after my surgery that I flipped out about, but that's all it was. Maybe its something along those lines?

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