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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


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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Some words of wisdom?

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Some words of wisdom?

Post  Meg on Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:12 pm

Hi there. I'm new here and thought I'd share some of my experiences.

I was finally diagnosed with Vulvodynia (Provoked Vestibulitis) about 6 months ago, although it took quite a while to get there. My symptoms first started about 2 years ago, and I thought at the beginning that I just had thrush. I'd had thrush a few times before so just used one of the over the counter treatments as usual. When it didn't clear up, and in fact got worse, I went to the GP who diagnosed a further yeast infection of the skin on the vulva, rather than internally, and gave me a prescription for Canseten Hyrdocortisone cream.

Sadly, that didn't help either, so then went for a full STI screening at the GUM clinic. They also came back with nothing, and just gave me stronger oral prescription for thrush. This was about 8 months after the symptoms first began.

A couple of months later, my GP prescribes a corticosteroid cream and Lidocain ointment for pain management. When the steroid cream still didn't help, she referred me to a specialist in Vulva disorders, who diagnosed Vulvodynia and I've been taking Amitriptiline ever since, although I am still trying to find the right dosage.

I've done a lot of my own research, and in addition to the medication am taking quite stringent lifestyle measure to try and prevent any further discomfort, and, now that I know what it is, it seems a lot easier to deal with.

My main problem now is the massive effect it's had on my sexual relationship with my partner. We've been together for four years, and, before the pain started, we had a brilliant sex life. Unfortunately, the pain is absolutely worst for me on intercourse, and, although using the Lidocain before hand does seem to help, I find the planning it involves to be a bit of a mood killer.

My partner is wonderful about the diagnosis, and is very understanding about the issues I face, but he's so anxious not to appear to put any pressure on me that, combined with the fact that my interest has been a bit diminished, our sexual interaction has been reduced to pretty much zero.

This, for me, is one of the hardest things about the condition. I wondered if anyone has any similar experiences, or words of advice on how my partner and I might be able to progress with this?

By the way - I think the start of this forum looks great and it's very encouraging to have the opportunity to talk to other women in the same predicament. Keep up the good work ladies Smile


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thanks for sharing

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:08 am

Hi meg, thanks for sharing your story. I too used to get reoccuring thrush before I developed vulvodynia. With regards to the sexual problems I would advise that for the moment take the focus completely off intercourse. I have had to do this in the past when I have been too sore (I'm single at the moment). Just concentrate on light touching, massage, kissing basically everything u two enjoy but without the pressure of intercourse and worrying about it hurting.
The aim of this is to associate sexual acts wiv pleasure rather than pain and to get the sex drive revved up again. Hopefully this can then lead to relaxation and enjoyment which in turn on days where u feel able intercourse will be easier to attempt.
see how this goes and I wish u luck.
Sebby xxx
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