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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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Newbie to vulvodynia

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Newbie to vulvodynia

Post  LiiJay on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:52 am

Hello all!

I'm 26 and I was diagnosed with vulvodynia this week. It's been a hard slog getting to this point but reading posts on this forum is a comfort to know I'm not alone.

My story started in June this year where out of the blue I was struck with this immense pain. Naturally I assumed that it was a water infection as I've had a few of them in the past so off to the GP I went to get antibiotics. A week later the pain came back so it was another trip to the GP. I did a water test there where the doctor concluded that it wasn't a water infection and sent me on my way, still in pain. A few weeks went by where the pain was constant, so after blasting myself with over the counter treatments for UTI and thrush I thought I got rid of whatever it was that was plaguing my nether regions. How wrong I was. It came back with a furious vengeance, so a pleaful phone conversation with the medical receptionist with a superiority complex I managed to get a telephone appointment with another doctor. I told him of my plight, to which he flippantly told me to go to hospital. You know, the place where there are actual serious medical emergencies. I refused not wanting to waste my time in A & E and take room and time away from someone who would actually need it. So disparingly I went on, pain and all. After a while the burning rawness died down, not completely going away but enough for me to get back to normality again. Until the end of August where I had another flare up. I went back to the GP who thought it could be a skin condition and gave me hydrocortisone cream, which made it 100 times worse. A few more weeks went by and another trip to the GP to get a swab to see if there was anything bacterial goining on, to which the results concluded that no nasties were lurking around.I couldn't take it any more. I was in tears. This thing had taken over my life. I didn't want to go out any where because I'd be in agony, I couldn't concentrate at all in work, I stopped going to the gym and it started to effect my relationship. I cracked and told my mum who was furious with what doctors had done (or in some cases neglected to do) and she dragged me to A & E just like the third doctor had suggested. They couldn't do anything for me as their gyno knowledge was limited and sent me to the womens hospital, where a patronising nurse didn't understand why I was so distressed. My mum being the protective mamma bear that she is stuck to her guns and made sure we waited to be seen by the doctor who was miffed as I wasn't doing anything obvious, like bleeding. She told me I needed to go back go my GP to be referred to them so off I went back to the GP to be referred to a specialist with a 2 month wait. The day finally came and she poked and prodded for a bit and took swabs to be sent off for testing. They came back negative of course, just like the previous swabs had. There was a 4 month wait to see her again but there was no way I could wait that long, after already suffering for 5 months. I went to my GP to see if there was anything thet could perscribe in the meantime while I wait, which they were reluctant to do. However they did write off to the specialist to see if I could get an earlier appointment. By sheer luck I managed to get a cancellation and saw her this week. It was a little disappointing to hear there was no miracle cure and that there's no guarantee it will ever go away but at least there's a name for it and reading through your stories I know I'm not alone.

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Re: Newbie to vulvodynia

Post  fairlight10 on Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:02 am

Thank you for telling us your story. I am pleased you have found this forum. I have read all of the posts since the start of this forum. They will help you to cope better with this condition and help you to decide what therapies you want to try. Then with this knowledge you can go back to your doctor and tell them what you need to be prescribed. I get cross when I see a doctor who does not now anything about this condition. Anyway, I know we are here to support you in your journey with this condition.

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Re: Newbie to vulvodynia

Post  PainBlogger on Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:30 pm

It's a common story unfortunately - too many medical professionals lack knowledge about the problem. But it's good that you now have a diagnosis. You're right that there's no miracle cure. But that doesn't mean you'll be suffering forever. Plenty of people do get better from this horrible condition. It can take a lot of persistence and trial and error to find what helps you - or what combination of treatments/lifestyle changes/dietary changes helps - but be stubborn and don't give up. Smile

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