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Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci


I was diagnosed with Vaginismus and Vulvar Vestibulitis 10 years ago. I was 18 and scared and moving across the country for college, but luckily was able to find a doctor who specialized in 'Women's Health' who immediately put me into physical therapy. Long story short, I've been in and out of the system ever since.

A few years into treatment, I had the diagnosis of PTSD added on for …

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Clitoris Issues

Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:17 pm by January

I am going crazyyy trying to figure out what's wrong. Please does anyone else have an issue similar to mine? I'm only 22. So, basically when my clit is lightly rubbed, there is no feeling. However, when rubbed vigorously and directly, the burning and tingling sensations shoot down my legs and feet as if coming to the end of an orgasm but with no good feeling leading up. It's so strange. What …

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Cured of Vulvodynia

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:39 am by angelique2016

I used to post on this forum a long time ago and told everyone of how I was cured of my vulvodynia by a (Melbourne Australia) female dermatologist, she put me on very low doses of Nortriptyline (Allergron) for pain management about 10mgs I believe it was, and she also had me use Advantan Fatty Ointment (not the cream) (although I saw the cream for sale on ebay from germany) so it might help, as …

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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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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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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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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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Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

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Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

Post  Ukvestibulodynia on Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:53 pm

I have had pain with sex for 3 years and was diagnosed with vestibulodynia yesterday. I get pain and also little cuts and sores after sex and found it hard to believe that its a nerve cell problem and not a skin problem when I do get grazes and cuts. It was a dermatologist who eventually diagnosed me with this after gyno's and gp's had no idea. I would have thought a derm would have said it was eczma or something similar but she said the cuts probably just happen to most people and they don't notice. A bit unconvinced and wondered if anyone else gets physical signs or their pains eg cuts/redness.


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Re: Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

Post  Sarah001 on Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:20 pm

Hi and welcome, I have vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS) as well as generalised vulvodynia and I have very red areas that get worse with any contact. I too see a dermatologist because my doctor was convinced it was a skin problem but got told no it wasn't. I don't buy the nerve theory for some women because it's caused by different things but tight pelvic floor muscles can affect the area and produce red inflamed skin by cutting off the blood supply to that area and no new blood, nutrients and oxygen getting to it so that's the theory I think fits me. It depends on the source of the problem, for some women it is nerves and others it's not. As for cuts and sores you could try sea buckthorn oil to heal the skin, some of the members of www.vulvarvestibulitisrelief.com have had great results with it. I didn't get on with it but it might be worth a go. It is orange though and does stain underwear so be warned! A good book is "When Sex Hurts" which explains the various types of vulvar pain and the various causes they've found so it could help you solve why you have the problem in the first place and point you in the right direction for treatment. Get used to doing your own legwork and research though, doctors just want to throw medication at it which isn't very successful if it's not the nerves (I know because I'm a fair way down that road now.).

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I hate those soars :(

Post  skippypie23 on Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:53 pm

I have VVS and I get the soars too; they're tiny but incredibly painful - sometimes it's almost impossible to walk.
They don't appear all the time; i remember i first started getting them after taking antibiotics (for a flu). I'm wondering if they could be triggered by yeast infections, because antibiotics often cause them.

I wish you all the best, and hope we can find a solution to this.


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Re: Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

Post  ButterflyLiz on Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:22 pm

I do get those little cuts but rarely. My consultant told me they're down to thrush, which would make sense as I don't get them most of the time (I'm sure I would notice, I'm forever examining myself!). Then again I guess there could be other reasons too, but this is what I've been told.


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Re: Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

Post  naomi on Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:44 pm

me too! wooooop we are lucky lasses! I apply Emu oil, soothes it more than the coconut oil i was using. not as nice smell though!

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Re: Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

Post  Melissa777 on Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:55 am

Have any of you been tested for hsv 1 or 2. These symptoms sound typical of that


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Re: Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

Post  raven86 on Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:59 pm

I have lichen sclerosis, which has caused significant thinning of the skin of my vulva and anus, and as a result get cracks/sores during flare ups. They definitely suck! My gyno also explained that you are more prone to getting them around your period, since menstrual fluid can be hard on your skin. Eczema can also cause sores and redness, especially if you are scratching in your sleep.


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Re: Vestibulodynia wiith cuts and sores

Post  Lindilou on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:51 am

I get a 'paper cut' at the base entrance of my vagina [perineum end], I just posted elsewhere about this, sorry, my head and eyes are jumping aroudn all over the place and I might post in the wrong place. However mine could be due to my anatomy


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