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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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Post  Joolibee on Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:18 pm

Bonjour tout le monde. I'm actually from NW England but am lucky enough to be in France on a career break. I won't give you all of my history, as it would take too long. Anyway, I found this website by chance, during a frantic Google search after a severe flare up of vestibulodynia while here in France. While in panic mode (becaused my French is very limited), I discovered (on my Kindle) Amy Stein's book, "Heal Pelvic Pain", which rang so many bells with me as I discovered that my body was absolutely full of 'trigger points'. I also managed to get a copy of Isa Herrera's book, "Ending Female Pain". Both advocate a combination of gentle stretching, relaxation, massage etc, which made me realise that I had been holding all of my pelvic muscles tight for a long time (probably due to a past combination of heavy periods, mild prolapse and UTIs). I'm now 11 days short of being officially menopausal - yipee! I plucked up the courage to see a French GP, who has prescribed Lysanxia (prazepam), which seems to be helping, (though I have now developed hives). Anyway, I have never previously contributed to forums (or is it fora?), but I am really impressed by this website and I hope that I might be able to offer support, as well as receiving it. I notice on the VPS (UK) website that they are planning a women's workshop in Manchester on 14th May. I do hope this goes ahead, as I've arranged a trip back to the UK to coincide with it. As far as I know, I've never met a fellow sufferer, but then, it's not such an easy topic to bring into conversation, is it? Keep smiling! Very Happy


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Re: Newbie from UK / France

Post  naomi on Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:13 pm

hello! welcome to the forum!

the workshops if they are the same, im pretty sure they are, are run by Dr David Nunns. I had an appointment with him on Monday just. Hes a sweet guy (lacking in the sense of humour dept but maybe he was having an off day). I didnt find his advice from the workshop very useful but I dont seem to have the same symptoms as most of the ladies out there. Anyhooz, i bid u good luck!

Welcome to the forum again we are all a bunch of lovely ladies Smile Let us know if you want to join the group on facebook (secret group so no telling the world about ur lady bits Smile We tend to catch up on there (about 20 of us) most days and ive found it a great help when im having a bad day, or even a good day Smile we do have a laugh Smile

right, best crack on with dinner i suppose, talk soon xxx


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Re: Newbie from UK / France

Post  Mouse on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:15 pm

Ahhhh bugger, shit and damn, I just lost the post I made. I'll see how the memory goes a second time around.

Hello and welcome!

I'm at the bottom of the world and I really envy you being in France. That's my runaway place!

This is a great place for information, support and to have a laugh. The FB group is a lot of fun as well. We've just figured out how to group chat - well group bullshit!

Good luck with finding treatment, a lot of us are doing physio. It seems to be shaking things up for me, I have tension everywhere now. Don't stress out trying to find someone with the same symptoms as you. It's impossible! This thing does whatever it wants.

I'm a believer in mind/body and soul healing. I eat well (so that's limiting sugar ahhhhhh and I'm gluten free because I have CD) I try to get quality sleep, drink loads of water, limit coffee and alcohol, have a great therapist to unclog the over active brain, the aforementioned physio and I really try to remain calm. Which is bloody difficult with a burning pain in the hoooha!!! I think the body needs some special love and attention for a while so I try to only get drunk occasionally affraid

I hope you are having some happy painfree days. Email Sebby about the FB group if you are keen. You can see what we all look like clown

Cheers Vicki


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Re: Newbie from UK / France

Post  Sarah001 on Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:16 pm

Phew! When I first started reading your post I thought it was all going to be in French! Welcome to the forum, we're a friendly bunch.

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Re: Newbie from UK / France

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:42 pm

LOL I thought it was all going to be in French too! was just about to copy and paste into google translate! Laughing

Hello and welcome to the forum Smile

Do pm me or email me if you wish to join the facebook group

I am doing Biofeedback home training from Dr Glazer so keeping my fingers crossed


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Re Newbie from UK / France

Post  Joolibee on Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:18 pm

I hope I'm doing this right. It can take me a while to get used to technology. Anyway, thanks gals for responding to my 'virgin' posting. Naomi, yes, I would be interested in joining the facebook forum - if I can figure out how it works. Question It made me laugh that a couple of you thought the posting was going to be all in French - I wish Laughing Laughing I was in a very stressful job, in the strapped for cash UK public sector and they would not allow me to reduce my hours. What with the vulval pain, arthritis in my neck, migraines, prolonged menopause and general stress, I think they were very lucky I took hardly any sick leave. Anyway, I saved up, paid off the mortgage and told them that I wanted a career break or else I would resign when my partner retired at the end of sept 2010. I could hardly believe it when they said OK. So here we are, 'living the dream', learning French and waiting for the reduction in stress to get rid of all my pain. Well - the migraines and neck pain are a lot better. Not sure why the 'down-below' got worse, but I wonder whether it could be to do with all the hill walking and subsequent increased tightening of the pelvic muscles. You'd think all that extra cardio-vascular stuff would improve things, but what do I know. This French medication has helped enormously, the only problem is that I had not realised that the amitriptyline had been protecting me from hives. I had hives before being diagnosed with vestibulodynia, but never spoke to the doctor about it cos it was so mild. I think it might be caused by long term use of an ACE inhibitor, for chronic kidney disease. On a positive note, this blasted itching is giving me something new to think about Laughing Anyway, I'm making myself sound like a right old wreck, but in fact I've always been extremely healthy - up to 2 years ago I had never been on any meds in my life apart from occasional antibiotics. Anyway, good luck to you all. I would be interested to hear how your physio / bio-feedback etc goes. Au revoir Wink Wink


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