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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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Recovered from Vulvodynia

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Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  chancesunny on Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 pm

Hey everyone,

Im a new member on this forum and wanted to share my story so I can help anyone who is feeling helpless. Maybe what worked for me can work for you. I'll try to make this short so you can go get better!

I had vulvodynia for about 3-4 years. In the beginning, it started with pain that I thought was just a yeast infection and then I thought it was a urinary tract infection or bacterial infection (i got them from time to time). Then I went to the doctor and they did all the swab and pee tests which came back negative. Then they did the scary tests for STDs which also came back negative. After that, they just sent me home and said hey, you're fine. Obviously that wasn't the case. For the next 3 years I lived in constant pain and kept returning to the gyno who had me try lidocaine, amytriptilline, and a fungal Creme which did help the burning pain I had for maybe 15 mins at a time. The amytriprilline was horrible and just made me completely useless and tired. Lidocaine seemed to make my burning pain worse at first and then would do its job, but I wanted a cure, not a 10 min solution. So after trying all of that, I tried changing my diet and eliminating any acidic foods. That probably helped my body but not my vaginal pain. Pretty much tried everything under the sun, including wearing loose clothing and using non fragrant soaps.

After that I pretty much gave up on my gyno and continued my strenuous research. Finally, the topic of physical therapy came up and changed everything. I mentioned it to my gynecologist and she said "great idea!". Yay. Only took 3 years.

When I went to PT for the first time, I was very excited and also a little worried that it wouldn't work and I would be back to square one. The first thing my therapist asked me was "what's the number one thing you want to fix?" And I said "SEX" a little too enthusiastically. She cracked up and then explained the steps we would have to take to get there and also told me that this would take time. That's one of the most important things I want to share- it does take a little while to get better but just truck through it and know you can do it. It took me about 9 months to heal and train my muscles because I was so tense.

It started with her applying pressure to my pelvic area with her two index fingers. When she did that, I immediately cringed and had a jerk reaction to it. It was amazing because I had no idea how much tension I was holding in my gut. She then explained that those pelvic muscles are the muscles that are pulling my muscles in my vagina and making me squeeze every muscle pretty much 24-7. Crazy. Then came the next step which can make some women uncomfortable. She inserted a finger into my vagina and pressed on one wall at a time. That was SO painful. Then she explained that she was going to insert a sensor device into my vagina to see when I'm tensing and when I release my vaginal muscles. It was insane- she said the results we saw on the monitor were equivalent having continuous and constant Charlie horses all day long. So for the next 9 months, I met her once a week and she would do those steps with me and then have me tense and release my muscles - kegels. After a long time, I was able to hold my muscles for 30 seconds when I was barely able to hold them for 1 months ago.

After my 9 months, I hadn't had sex with anyone yet until maybe 6 months later when I met my boyfriend. When we were ready for sex, I told him about my past and we agreed to try to have sex and would take it slow if it hurt. To my insane delight, it wasn't painful at all. Physical therapy worked!! My physical therapist really saved me and I can't thank her enough.

So if you're having burning pain and pain during sex, this solution might be for you. I still have some pain sometimes when I get stressed and tense again but I know exercises and breathing techniques that can control it.

Good luck to anyone who tries this, I highly recommend it!!

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Re: Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  mary jane on Wed May 10, 2017 7:29 pm

thanks for posting !
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Re: Recovered from Vulvodynia

Post  sj17 on Thu May 18, 2017 4:20 pm

Hiya.


thanks for posting. is your pain provoked or unprovoked? What type of PT exercises did you do? Thanks

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