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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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After 3 years, finally on the right path!

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After 3 years, finally on the right path!

Post  sailor_moon on Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:57 am

Ok Ladies...so after 3 long and extremely hard miserable years, I am finally on the right path and getting the right treatment.

After 2 successful nerve blocks and my symptom history, I finally got to see the only Pudental nerve specialist in the southern hemisphere! And I pretty much have been diagnosed with pudental neuralgia...no surprise at this point given my symptoms.

He first asked my history and symptoms. He then got me to walk back and forth pacing the room. He then went on to press on areas of my back, butt and legs asking where hurt. He then gave me a vulva examination and used a Q tip to do a series of different movements 'tapping' with the q tip and 'brushing' the Q tip on specific areas.

He also believes that the menstrual regulating drug I'm taking has affected the tissue down there further adding to the inflammation.

He believes the cause of the problem is muscular, the muscles are constantly in a spasm and are bulking, causing pudental nerve trauma. given my excessive exercise history and the fact I have had a few falls on my ass over the years.

Treatment for now is a combo cream of 2% Amitripteline  and 0.05% estrogen, and once I get a GP referral, 3 months of physiotherapy by one of his trained physiotherapists [ I get 5 free sessions if I get my GP to refer me!]

Also, I am getting a special pudental nerve MRI done next week, to see whats going on and just in case of entrapment, but he highly doubts its entrapped at this point. We will just have to wait and see.

Dont give up hope ladies!! I believe we will all find a cure or means of relief, we just need the right doctor who is willing to help us. It has taken me 3 long, and very hard years to get the right help, but I never gave up, even though 14 other doctors told me to.

Any advice would be much appreciated. I will try and keep you all updated.


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Re: After 3 years, finally on the right path!

Post  emalita on Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:07 pm

That's great news! I hope this doctor and treatment regimen are finally the answers to your pain Very Happy

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Re: After 3 years, finally on the right path!

Post  PainBlogger on Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:35 pm

That's great new after so much frustration. Good luck with the cream and the physio.

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Re: After 3 years, finally on the right path!

Post  WaahwaahUK on Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:17 pm

Wishing you much luck and pain relief! Keep us posted.

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Re: After 3 years, finally on the right path!

Post  meelie on Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:07 pm

where are you? and how did you find a pudental nerve specialist? Good luck with your plan.

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Re: After 3 years, finally on the right path!

Post  sailor_moon on Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:43 am

Thanks ladies. I will definitely keep you posted!

I cant start physio yet as I am waiting for my GP to write up a chronic pain management plan so I can get 5 free physio sessions...hes on holidays so I cant get a referral from him for another 3 weeks! long wait but it has to be done so I can save some $$$....I'm frigging broke after these doctors costs while trying to pay my mortgage.

I have a special pudental MRI this week to get a better look at whats going on and to check for entrapment just in case....$550 later and a $200 motel room....and a 6 hour drive.

Meelie I am in Australia Smile this pudental specialist is in Australia too, in Sydney.
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Re: After 3 years, finally on the right path!

Post  lindsey_taylor on Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:13 am

I hope everything continues in a positive manner for you! You give us all hope with this!

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