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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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I'm New Here so I Guess My Story is too.

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I'm New Here so I Guess My Story is too.

Post  rachlea on Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:55 am

I am 42 years old, I have suffered from Vulvo for almost 11 years.

My medical hystory has been normal I had 2 children. I have had 2 Episotomies. My plevic muscles were weak and my Uterus developed a lot of cysts after the last baby. I had vaginal deliveries both normal. I started experiencing a lot of internal pain during sex. My Gyno recommended a Hysterectomy when I was 30. I was ok with this my husband and I were done with having children. He had actually had a vasectomey done for me (He was sweet)

The Pain was immediately better. I did notice some vaginal itching and burning around the week I usually had my period. I also noticed I began to sweat in my vaginal area. I had never experieced this before. It was mild and I used some creams and it helped. I still have the Burning during my previous Menstral time to this day.

When I turned 34 I developed a large Cyst on my left ovary. Since I no longer menustrated my gyno suggested I remove it. I went ahead with the surgery. I currently have my right ovary and as Far as I know its working well.
(except for the darn mustashe that wants to grow)

Over the next couple of years the vaginal itching became worse, I developed a large fissure between my vulva and anus. It was all I could do to keep from scratching. I went back to my gyno several times. He prescribed steroids to help the fissures which eventually cracked and bled. He tested me for everything under the sun, Finally convinced it was my hormones he tested my estrogen and testosterone levels for 4 weeks and they were all normal. I did not suffer from Vaginal Dryness at this time.

I asked him if he thought it may be skin related he said no, however I made myself an appointment with a Dermatologist anyway to be sure. I have had some cystic acne as a teenager and took acutane for almost a year so I was thinking the acutane caused my problems.

The Dermatologist took one look at my skin and said you have Vulvodynia, I had been there 2 minutes! Gyno FIRED!

She prescribed me a very High dose of CLOB and gave me a diagnoses of LICHEN SCHLEROSIS/VULVODYNIA, I went home and read it online and was devastated at what she told me. Telling me that My vagina would close up eventually and I would not be able to find a cure Sad (On a Brighter Note my hubby told me he would never let it close)

Fortunately I had been diagnosed early and the CLOB helped me tremendously, I only use it for a few days a month.

I am now 42 and over time vaginal dryness has become an issue, sex has always been difficult, I have found that using a skin balm in this area before sex usually helps, I usually hurt internally for a day or so after sex, so I have learned to take some motin or drink a little wine/beer beforehand to relax the muscles. My New Gyno also tells me to wash the area well and apply my cream after going to the bathroom. (I always have to go after sex anyway). Moisturization is also a key I use cetaphil Lotion in this area to keep it very soft.

I have a smell at times and I have asked my New Gyno about this however I never have any yeast or bacteria growing. I am perplexed about this. It makes me self Conscious at times.

My Husband has been wonderful it was not easy in the beginning so if anyone needs to talk I have been there. Its always best to be totally honest with your partner, They have to know that you love them and that they are still sexy to you and that your problem is not about them, but it does involve them. I think the one thing that bothers me about my hubby tho, He washes himself like I have a disease sometimes after sex and it bothers me. I wash too I mean we did before I had problems but I donno its somehow different.

I am now starting to have a lot of discomfort internally with sex, However my Gyno cannot find anything wrong. Sad

I Hope someone can tell me something useful I do not have any friends that understand my problems they all think a pantyliner and a bottle of perfume will solve my Problem Rolling Eyes

I Hope to make some friends here Very Happy


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Re: I'm New Here so I Guess My Story is too.

Post  Sarah001 on Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:25 pm

Hi and welcome. I'm sure another member had a hysterectomy and then mentioned a strange odour but I can't recsall who it was, it might be in a thread with hysterectomy in the title if you want to have a look for it. I have heard aloe vera gel is good for LS so it might be worth a try, there is a lube called Yes that contins it too. Have you considered you may have scar tissue and stuck fascia from the surgery? Might be worth a trip to a women's health physio to discuss that possibility. Anyway, welcome and I hope you find some posts of interest here.

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