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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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Tampons or Pads??

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Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:49 pm


Hi guys

I always get a flare up during my period. I do think it is linked to the pads. Even the boots cotton pads I tried caused so much rawness this week that I decided to try tampons.

Trouble was I was light so I do not think there was enough blood for them to go in easy enought so I felt sore!

I am going to try tampons again when I am at a heaveir flow next month

What do you guys use and do you have any tips?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:17 pm

Hey there Miss,

I can use tampons but find when the flow is light it's kind of dry up there. I use compact tampax with the plastic applicator, they seem to slide in a bit easier and sometimes the cardboard ones have their teeth showing affraid

Was the soreness worse than the issues that pads cause?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:49 am

I use Tampax with the cardboard applicator if any because the plastic ones have trapped my skin a couple of times in the past, not what you need at any time never mind with V! I use panty liners for light days though as tampons completely drying out the vagina can lead to thrush and BV and of course pain! More pain should I say. One word of caution, anyone considering getting the Naturcare tampons because they're 100% cotton should be aware that alot of them have faulty applicators for some reason and you end up wasting a good half a box so I'd steer clear of those. Wink
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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Aussie on Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:23 am

I use tampax compact also with plastic applicators I make sure I put a lot of lubricant on the applicator and try to stay away from them on light days. I find even cotton pads cause me irritation and that awful raw feeling, plus, I just don't feel clean.

A good brand I have found that is 100% cotton is "cottons" for pads and tampons, these pads cause less irritation than the others. The tampons don't have applicators though, I have used applicators from the tampax ones and put the cotton tampon inside, inpractical though because then you ahve to buy 2 brands.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:48 pm


Thanks guys

I have bought the cottons tampons ready for the next period! I am going to perservere with tampons as pads are just rubbing me far to much.

I will deff just use panty liners on light days as using the tampons last time was too hard as I was too dry

I wasnt sure if I could use lube with them? I was worried it might effect their absorbency? What lube can I use?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:14 pm

Hey Seb, just lube the applicator oh and use something natural. Do you use almond oil at all? What do you use on your homework project affraid ?

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Zazu on Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:23 pm

Has anyone tried Natracare tampons and pads? They're supposed to be really good in terms of all organic cotton, free of chemicals, etc. etc. If anyone uses pads theirs are the only ones I've found which use natural products and are free of absorbing chemicals, scents, and plastics.
The scary applicators with the teeth are definitely to be avoided Shocked
Has anyone tried the reusable menstrual cups (here it's the DivaCup)? I heard that the silicone is good for anyone with skin irritation because no one in the world is allergic to it, but the application process might not be so good for us ladies.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sebby (Admin) on Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:06 pm


Thats interesting I was advised to get silcone dilators/dildos instead of plastic as they do not irritate

I have had a look at that moon cup thing but it looks so odd lol and I think I would get into a bit of a mess! I mean how would I wash it out at work, in the shared loos!! Shocked

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tampons ?

Post  flashlight on Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:23 am

Shocked Shocked

I am amazed that anyone with v can use tampons. I find them excruciating. Maybe I am worse off than those of you who can use them. I have tried every now and again in summer, and have been so sorry. Even lathering them up with lidocaine doesn't help. If they're not soaking wet either going in or out, I practically need general anesthesia to manage.

It's pads for me. I am not aggravated by clothing, materials, soaps, etc...just concentrated urine (I never drink enough) and direct pressure...and, arousal. Which brings me to another question...which I will post separately.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Sarah001 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:29 pm

Zazu I mentioned the Natracare tampons a bit further up this thread. I use the panty liners from that range on light days and they're ok but nothing to write home about in my opinion. I bought some sanitary pads but they're the really thick ones like the ones we had in the 80's so they rub even worse. I mostly use Bodyform pads because they don't have the nasty waxy top sheet that is filled with chemicals.
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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Mouse on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:55 am

Flashlight, I have generalised unprovoked V (as do some other ladies on the forum) so generally have no trouble with penetration. I just have/had crap burning pain all day every day.

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Re: Tampons or Pads??

Post  Zazu on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:27 pm

I know those super thick pads by Natracare that you mean, Sarah001, but at my health food store they also have the thin kind. Maybe they only sell them some places? I've never heard of Bodyform but I'll have to look into it. Nothings exactly comfortable though, is it?

Flashlight, I think everyone's pain with this condition is individual: triggered by different things, experienced at different times, and in better/poorer stages of progression of the condition. One thing I'm pretty sure of is that every woman on this forum has reached 10/10 on the pain scale at some point(s).

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