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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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saw a women's health physio today - shes damn good

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saw a women's health physio today - shes damn good

Post  Aussie on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:43 am

I was very impressed. I had been seeing a specialist down in Brisbane of my own accord not because of a referral - all my stupid doctors up until then believed vulvodynia did not exsist.

Anyway just wanted to share her opinion on what is going on in the hope it may help some of you who's practitioners may not be as forward thinking?

She insists that one treatment alonewont work because the other factors trigger it off. She suggested changing from Endep to Lyrica as there are fewer side effects on the higher doses. She picked up on every single trigger point through my hips glutes tummy inner thighs that the guy in Brisbane did, before I saw her I quizzed the hell out of her over the phone, she was spot on, she knows more than me, which surprised me alot! She thinks my right hip is contributing significantly to my problem I have my hip taped at the moment; she also did dry needling on it. best of all this women is 10 minutes from work as opposed to an hour and a half away once a month. Her advise is as follows:

Keep doing the yoga and stretching out the hip flexors and rotators soas muscles etc

Keep on with the internal massage and stretching but do only half the strength I would usually use and for half the time twice a day then work up to more (dilators seem to cause a warm sensation like I am using one of those warming lubricants so she said for now just use my thumb, my muscles are not too tight just have heaps of trigger points)

Use paw paw or another barrier cream to protect from even the irritation from my knickers

Consider TENS in addition to this to tackle the nerves from a different angle again

Lyrica not Endep ( I hve been on endep for about 3 months with little improvment)

I could always consider the possibility of botox down in Sydney she said this would allow the muscle to be frozen so I can continue to stretch and relax it and it doesn’t tense in response, because it can’t ( I don’t really like the sound of this) the idea is it holds for 3-6 months by which time you have relaxed it enough to normalize then when botox wears off continue with stretches to keep it soft. But it is worth thinking about.

I am full of hopefulness again. She is going to talk to my gp about changing my medication and work with the guy in Brisbane to maximize the effectiveness of therapy. Could this be it?! I hope and hope and hope and hope. I will let you know how I get on over the next few weeks.

have a great weekend everyone, hope the pain is not too bad. Thinking of you all.

Claire

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Re: saw a women's health physio today - shes damn good

Post  [Sara] on Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:05 pm

Glad things are looking up for you! Very Happy

There has to be a connection between hip/pelvic joints and vulvodynia/pelvic floor dysfunction. I get the worst pain in my sacrum, which makes it really difficult to get comfortable even when I try to go to sleep. What is dry needling and what all did she do? Sounds scary!

My p.t. does the taping method on me sometimes, too. The bad thing is that I am allergic to most adhesives and have to take the tape off after a few hours of tolerating the itch (and she wants me to leave it on till I see her the following week).

I have read about a lot of you ladies on antidepressants, I have tried twice and my body just does not mix well with those chemicals. I would rather deal with pain than become a suicidal, emotionless robot (that's what they make me feel like). Aren't they supposed to do the OPPOSITE of that? LOL! I keep thinking there has to be something else other than an ice pack and muscle relaxers to help deal with the pain, I can't really leave my house when I take muscle relaxers since they make me so drowsy.

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Re: saw a women's health physio today - shes damn good

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:49 pm

There's a huge connection between the hips and pelvic joints, alot of the muscles affected by problems in those areas are very close to nerves that supply the vulva and of course the pelvic floor attaches to the pelvic bones so any problem with the pelvis is going to affect the pelvic floor. Dry needling is where they use needles directly into trigger points rather than the acupuncture meridian areas. The whole SI joint/back/hip connection is why I regularly drone on about getting the pelvis checked.
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