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Anyone have pain with urination?

Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:35 pm by mertzwl

Hi everyone - I can't believe I've been dealing with this for almost 10 years and an appointment scheduler at a urogyn office is the one to suggest I look into vulvodynia. Honestly, I don't care, I just thankful I might have an answer.

I have pain in one specific spot right around the urethral opening so it always coincides with urinating (it's not a uti). Does anyone else deal with pain …

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Diagnosed recently, looking for advice

Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:51 am by Cloudberry

Hi everyone,

I'm so glad I found this forum! I was diagnosed with vulvodynia/vulvar vestibulitis (still not sure about the difference between all the different terms) a couple of months ago and I could do with some advice. This is probably going to be a lot of text because I just want to get everything off my chest, so please bear with me.

I’m a woman in my late 20s. Before getting diagnosed …

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From a concerned husband

Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:45 pm by ConcernedYorkieHubby

Hello everyone,

This is probably a little unconventional, but I’m a man who is here because his wife has been diagnosed with vulvodynia. The poor girl has been suffering with vulva pain for around 10 years now, and I’ve been by her side through the pain and tears and doctors misunderstandings the whole way, and we’re both exhausted and terrified by the whole experience.

I’m sure a lot …

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Had this for 5 years, looking for people who understand

Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:46 pm by blackberrie

Hey all. I'm really struggling to find anyone in real life who can really understand what I'm going through. I've had vestibulodynia for 5 years now and I'm single. Obviously it has completely affected how I approach dating and sex and the fact that I can't really talk to people irl about it has made me feel very lonely. I've found that a lot of the women who have this problem are married and …

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6 year sufferer but I’ve found some hope

Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:33 am by Npage14

Hey, ladies! I’m new to this support group, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while so I wanted to try this out! I’ve had vulvodynia for 6 years now, I am self diagnosed. I’m 20 now and the pain started when I had my first encounter with sexual contact when I was 14(I still remained a virgin though it was fingering). For a couple years the pain was so bad I could hardly …

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Hurting, Burning, Itching, and Worn Out

Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:55 pm by donnambr

This vulvodynia that I'm currently suffering with is so cruel. I hurt, I burn, I itch. When I first got this several years ago, before the internet, I though I was the only one with this awful disorder. Doctors couldn't figure it out. I felt so alone and devastated. Somehow it disappeared for a few years and now I'm suffering again. This dreaded V misery is back and I feel like I will be with …

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Hi girls! New in this forum

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:31 pm by Gaby

Hi everyone!

Also joining the V club, Here my story:

It all started last year in september with a very bad throat infection for which i had to take antibiotics for about a month. This cause several yeast infections (candidia albicans).... one after the other!. I had them every month from october 2017 till march 2018. During this period i use an incredible amount of anti-fungal creams and …

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Newbie and feeling helpless

Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:52 pm by Taylor1

Hi, I found out a few weeks ago that I have this condition, started off at the end of April as a uti took strong antibiotics then got a thrush infection and now this.. My doctor has tried me on amitriptyline and gabipentin and both made me so poorly I couldn't take it plus I have seen what long use of these drugs has done to my mom for pain and its not good. I am using coconut oil which does …

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I'm new to this forum and would love some advice! :)

Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:13 am by anikita

Hi lovely gals!

I'm honestly hoping to get any bit of advice anyone might have to offer. I go from bouts of sobbing hysterically in my boyfriend's arms to feeling confident that I can beat this.

I haven't been actually diagnosed with vulvodynia but EVERYTHING under the sun has come back negative. I started having sex 4 years ago after starting Lo Loestrin, with my first and current boyfriend …

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burning sensation and small cut? Maybe thrush?

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burning sensation and small cut? Maybe thrush?

Post  srbry on Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:58 pm

Hi,

I had a partial vestibulectomy 2.5 months ago and I'm progressing through dilators just now. I've gone to a PT and last week she was showing me what to do with the largest dilator. She said if it touches a tender area, pull my skin away from contact with the dilator. When she did this i felt a lot of pain so she told me to continue rather than her. This was 12 days ago. The next day I felt a small cut like pain whenever I put my finger at my 6oclock area (I originally had pain from 4-7 which is what was removed, but 6 was always the worst). I couldn't feel it continuously, only when I put my finger down there and pressed - so I laid off the dilators for a week or so before I used the dilator again.

The day after I used the dilator again I could feel the same thing. If I look with a mirror I can't see anything really apart from a really small dot but I don't know whether it's a cut or not. I know some women tear during intercourse so I began to get worried that surgery has made my situation worse. I've used the largest dilator before and it was very uncomfortable but it never cut me or hurt afterwards. This time it wasn't painful, I just felt like I was being stretched but it was this pain afterwards that's my main concern.

Another main concern is now a low level burning feeling on my vulva. I have looked in a mirror and I seem a bit red and irritated. I kiiiiiind of have lumpy discharge but not really really bad and I'm not itching. I'm wondering whether I have a low level form of thrush. I'm going to buy some thrush treatment to see if it makes a difference but I wondered if anyone here has ever experienced this before? It's been very hot lately and I've felt stressed because of everything to do with my vaginal pain, plus irritation from the dilators could have caused it too I suppose but I was just after some advice or to see if anyone else has had the same thing???

Sorry I know this was a bit rambling I'm just concerned by every little thing. It's the fact that I have continuous low level burning, because i've never had unprovoked sensations ever before. I have experienced thrush once and it was very itchy so I know this doesn't feel the same but I guessed maybe it has different symptoms from time to time. Walk in clinics are expensive here so i wanted to check first.

Thanks!

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Re: burning sensation and small cut? Maybe thrush?

Post  emalita on Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:48 pm

Hi,

I've never had a vestibulectomy, but I'm no stranger to tears. Tears for me don't always come with an obvious cause. They've come simply from wiping instead of dabbing when urinating (it's been a loooong time since I've used a wiping motion). I can get them during sex if too much friction is put on my perineum. I also got one from a recent vaginal ultrasound I had (and she was VERY gentle).

So, if your skin is anything like mine, or just more sensitive since your surgery, I have no doubt that dilator therapy could cause a tear to skin that isn't used to being stretched.

As far as yeast infections, I was actually reading that the whole "cottage cheese" discharge symptom is rarely accurate for women with true yeast infections (see below).

https://www.google.com/amp/s/drjengunter.wordpress.com/2017/04/06/a-chunky-white-discharge-is-not-a-sign-of-a-yeast-infection-really/amp/

Anyways, I'm just saying that just because you dont have the "typical" signs of an infection, doesn't mean you don't have one. My yeast infections cause my entire vulva to swell, turn red, get hot and raw. I don't get discharge or itching.

Even if you think this is a yeast infection, I would highly recommend getting a prescription for diflucan versus using a antifungal cream. The creams are HORRIBLY irritating to sensitive skin.


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Re: burning sensation and small cut? Maybe thrush?

Post  srbry on Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:01 pm

Thanks so much for replying. So sorry you've had to deal with that. Do you think the more you had sex the more your body got used to the stretching and you don't tear as much? Just trying to work out if this will be a permanent thing... but yes you're right and the skin is new and stretched. Hopefully it will get used to it. Thanks for the link as well... i've not heard anything like that before so it was really helpful x

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Re: burning sensation and small cut? Maybe thrush?

Post  emalita on Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 pm

I do think that sex has helped desensitize my vulva, but I think there are much better ways. I think desensitizing in a "controlled" setting is much safer and will have much better results.

Take a look at the below article. I think it's meant for women going through menopause, but the method should work the same for women with sensitivities.

https://sexualityresources.com/ask-dr-myrtle/womens-issues-and-sexual-problems/vaginal-renewal-tm#massage

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Re: burning sensation and small cut? Maybe thrush?

Post  aspaceodyssey on Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:38 pm

srbry wrote:
Another main concern is now a low level burning feeling on my vulva. I have looked in a mirror and I seem a bit red and irritated. I kiiiiiind of have lumpy discharge but not really really bad and I'm not itching. I'm wondering whether I have a low level form of thrush. I'm going to buy some thrush treatment to see if it makes a difference but I wondered if anyone here has ever experienced this before? It's been very hot lately and I've felt stressed because of everything to do with my vaginal pain, plus irritation from the dilators could have caused it too I suppose but I was just after some advice or to see if anyone else has had the same thing???

this does sound like thrush. I have ongoing issues like this and have just recently realized how big a player yeast is in my pain. even if it's not a full blown infection, I frequently get a low level soreness and discharge and know things are off balance. cutting way back on sugar, eating more probiotic and whole foods, and using raw organic coconut oil internally and topically have made a huge difference. have you tried a yeast treatment yet (diflucan or a kit) and if so, how did you make out? if you found relief from them it was almost certainly thrush. and if so, the above suggestions could still prove very helpful in preventing recurrence if that's a problem you find you're having.

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