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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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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

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Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  jen007 on Tue May 02, 2017 6:18 pm

Hi All,

It's been awhile since I've written a new topic on the forum. Wondering if any of the same ladies are still here. I've come back to update you all on my post vestibulectomy results. I can't remember if I've done an update on my current state, so forgive me if this is repeated information... I can't remember how to view my old posts! Anyway, let me get on with my update.

For 4 years post surgery, I was 99% pain free... I say 99% because I still had some tightness here and there, but nothing my dilators couldn't help along. In October of 2016 that all changed. I went to sleep one night pain free & woke up the next with pain. It's never left me since. The pain is much different than what I had experienced before surgery. This didn't feel like vulvodynia to me. The pain moved around my urethra. I thought I must've had an infection or maybe even a reaction to some scented toilet paper... If only that were the case. It's had some variations over this past year, but mostly my symptoms are constant burning... like a thrush type of burn or UTI type burning. All inside my labia around the urethra. Sometimes it even burns to urinate. I can still enjoy sex & have orgasms, but there's times where it's impossible. The aftermath is also unpleasant. I feel deep stinging pain... my regular burning feeling times 10. It doesn't last long, but I'm out of commission sex wise for a few days to recover. Wearing tight clothes is painful, but I deal with it because I don't want to sacrifice my style... it's one of the things that makes me feel normal. I try to make myself look as good as possible with clothes & makeup to compensate for the awful pain I feel 24/7. I've tried so many things, but nothing seems to help me. At first my surgeon, who did my vestibulectomy, thought the pain stemmed from a Skenes Gland Cyst. He removed it and it changed nothing. I had to go thru the same recovery time as I did with my first surgery & paid all that money for no results. It was very upsetting. Then I tried various creams & medications as I did before my surgery. Even went back on amitriptyline & nortriptyline... neither helped at all. I can't use lidocaine gel to numb the pain because it burns too much... even if I mix it with lubricant gel... I tried it a couple of times & just decided to never use it again. The pain it caused wasn't worth it to me. I've gotten to the point where I had to stop seeing my gynecologist that has been with me throughout my entire journey. She has nothing left for me to try... and honestly she was just guessing with treatments. Antibiotics, medications, creams, therapies... doctor after doctor... nothing helps. I started seeing an infectious disease doctor. I wanted to see if there was some way I could've gotten some kind've new infection that on one has heard of or doesn't test enough for. She couldn't find anything wrong with me either. We did a bunch of blood work... no STDs or anything out of the ordinary. I also went to a urogynecologist to no avail. Currently the infectious disease doctor has me on Singulair for anti-inflammation. I've been on it for 2 months & haven't noticed anything drastic.

Here is a breakdown of my symptoms:

Constant burning pain around the urethra and labia area. Also, every once in awhile the pain escalates... at times I wonder if I have an infection, but I usually don't show anything when I get tested. The pain will last between 2-3 weeks & then I'll feel the regular burning pain until the next time it escalates.

I'm wondering if any of you have experienced something similar to this. I would love to hear recommendations. My gynecologist told me that our nerve endings can grow back after being removed & then travel to a different area. I never heard of anything like this before surgery. I didn't know nerves could grow back after being cut. Maybe I'm just one of the unlucky ones... but I feel like we never hear from women after surgery. We never get to know what happens years later. Who knows if they live a pain free life still. I was hesitant to post here again... it's taken me some time to realize I need to be a voice for women who suffer with this. No one deserves this. I hope that one day I can find relief... as well as all of you.

I hope to get to read some feedback from you ladies. Hope you're all managing as best as you can!

-Jen

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Re: Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  fairlight10 on Tue May 02, 2017 8:52 pm

Sorry to hear you are still suffering. Have you considered trying a low oxalate diet? I have had some stinging this past week. Especially after urination. I looked at what I have consumed recently and there are a lot of high oxalate foods. For instance, spinach, peanut butter,beetroot,too much coffee and chocolate. It has calmed down now, but was starting to remind me of the old days. I also used to make sure I was dressed nicely, hair and make up just so. Did not know why I did this but I was probably compensating or trying to disguise what was going on with me. I know you can also neutralise the acidity of your urine with calcium citrate, calcium carbonate and potassium citrate. Hope this can help.

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Re: Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  sj17 on Sat May 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Hi. Sorry to hear about your suffering, I truly hope your pain goes away soon. I'm just wondering did you receive your surgery in the UK and if so what hospital / doctor?

Thanks,

Sarah

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Re: Post Full Vestibulectomy - 5 Years Later - Please Read

Post  flick001 on Mon May 22, 2017 10:12 am

Hi,

To me the deep burning and stinging connected with the urethra sounds like Interstitial Cystitis - have you seen a urologist and been tested for this?

I hope you find out what it is and get some relief!

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