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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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Finally found a place for me...

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Finally found a place for me...

Post  mtsp on Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:47 am

Hi,

I am so glad I found this support group. I come from Vietnam, and in my country, vulvodynia is not something very commonly understood. I've always felt so left out before I decided to join this forum.

I had a resistant yeast infection 6 months ago, which did not go away with any drugs or anti-fungals I was prescribed. The symptoms would be alleviated for a week top and then came back with the discharge and everything. Two months ago I decided to try boric acid, and after 2 weeks, all my discharge and symptoms were gone! I was so happy. The soreness on my labia minora (only on my left side, no swelling, looks totally normal) was gone too. I thought my vulvodynia was due to the stubborn yeast infection and I was so happy, I thought boric acid got rid of the yeastie beastie and my tender labia minora too. Until 2 weeks ago, I had a pretty bad case of allergic reaction (I don't know what the cause was), I got rashes on my face and my whole vulva itched for several days. After using antihistamines, my whole face went back to normal and my vulva was no longer itchy, but the vulvodynia came back... I have pain on the left side of my labia minora, all of it, and it hurts when touched. The skin there looks totally normal, no swelling, no redness at all. My vagina walls are normal, no pain.

Right now I'm on boric acid again (desperately try to stop the pain), but I don't know what else to do. Which creams should I use? Anyone who has similar problems can give me advice? Sad I have been to several gynos, and they all brushed it off and said the pain was all in my head because they didnt see anything abnormal. Like I said, in Vietnam this problem is not as well understood. I am thinking of going to maybe Singapore or China to meet a specialist.

I have been in a depressed state for 6 months. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Finally found a place for me...

Post  PainBlogger on Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:51 am

Have you ensured that you are not using any fragranced washing products (soaps, bath foam), detergents (including fabric softener), and sanitary towels? Also be careful with diet. Make sure your urine is not too acidic by avoiding citrus fruit juice, carbonated drinks, etc. Wear loose cotton underwear and avoid wearing underwear when sleeping. Those things can all help if you are not doing them already.

I'd be cautious about trying creams. Sometimes the preservatives/added ingredients can cause irritation. I hope you can find a specialist and get some relief soon.

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