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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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Is There A Natural Cure For Volvodynia

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Is There A Natural Cure For Volvodynia

Post  viollette on Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:20 pm

Hi, just joined this forum today I was just wondering if there are more natural cures for volvodynia? I have tried taking St. John's Wort but it made my problem ''flare up '' even more.I just don't know how good it would be to keep taking antidepressants for the rest of my life science i don't see my problem going away any time soon.The Dr. that i see for this has never talk about alternatives to drugs? Has anyone had any luck with something other than drugs.Maybe vitamins or accupunture if so please give some suggestions.

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would suggest

Post  Melissa777 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:38 pm

seeing a really good acupuncturist- and many times the herbal supplements they give you do help
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try acupuncture

Post  Melissa777 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:39 pm

find a good acupuncturist
honestly treatment depends on what caused your vv
and whats going on
a good vulvo vag specialist cant hurt either

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Re: Is There A Natural Cure For Volvodynia

Post  Heidi on Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:04 am

Bio feedback for pelvic floor dysfunction has helped a lot of women (see a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction).
The low oxalate diet with calcium citrate supplementation has helped a lot of women also. It has been a huge help for me (about 80% reduction in pain with touch and almost 100% reduction in the burning/itching).
These are the most natural cures that I know of that really have helped a significant number of women through the Vulvar Pain Foundation.
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Re: Is There A Natural Cure For Volvodynia

Post  BlondeLawyer on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:51 pm

I have tried biofeedback and just about everything else. I just went and saw my gynocologist.
I know for me that it is SEX that aggravates it. So Im now using estrogen cream and not having sex for a month to really rule out that it just needs some time to heal.

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Re: Is There A Natural Cure For Volvodynia

Post  Heidi on Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:08 pm

I forgot to add that a lot of women are helped with skin stabilization therapies that were pioneered by Dr. Solomons and the Vulvar Pain Foundation's Pain Project. NAG (N-Acetyl-Glucos-amine) and HTO (hexadecyl tetradecenoyl oxtodecanoate) are supplements that many women have found helpful. If you click on the following link you'll find a short article on effective treatments and the order/time you are encouraged to try each one before adding the next treatment (you add it to the others, you don't stop it--only ox-absorb should be discontinued in this protocol if you do not see improvement over a month.) I will also add it took almost six years for me to reach my full relief, not 1 year as Dr. Solomons suggests in this article.

http://thevpfoundation.org/effective_treatment.htm

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acupuncture

Post  red on Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:00 am

Hi there

Peope have been saying on this blog that they get acupuncture for there pain relief? i would just like to know more about what this entails

Where do they stick the needles? how do you find an acupuncturist who has heard of V?

thanks

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Acupuncture

Post  let's kick this on Wed May 18, 2016 2:59 pm

Hi Red,

The needles are not inserted in your Vjj, I thought the same thing. I did 6 sessions it did not help my V.  I have tried lots of treatments the best so far for me is the vaginal probe used with tens machine. I'm still in pain but learning to cope.

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Re: Is There A Natural Cure For Volvodynia

Post  Minneapolis on Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:46 pm

I'm on a weekly acupuncture routine and my Pelvic Floor Dysfunction has been reduced significantly! I've only had 3 sessions but my pain went from a 6 to a 2. I can have sex for about 30 minutes now before I have to give up, whereas it used to be around 10. Granted, my most problematic pain now is my vulvodynia. I have redness that is stubborn as hell. For that, I apply coconut oil at least 3 times a day and ingest around 2 tablespoons daily. Redness has gone down slightly but not quite enough.
This week I'm adding pelvic floor exercises.
I've been dealing with this for almost 4 years and alternative methods have helped me significantly more than the estrogen cream.
Hope this helps!

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