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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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My story, do you think it's vulvodynia?

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My story, do you think it's vulvodynia?

Post  Sheilah311 on Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:42 am

First of all, I'm new. Hi Smile
I'm not quite sure what is wrong with me and my first internet community posting really didn't yield many answers so I thought I'd try this forum. I feel like every one here is pretty knowledgeable and might be able to offer some good thoughts.

On December 16th I went home early from work because I had really uncomfortable vulva burning.
I'm pretty sure I kind of experienced this when I was around 15 (my memory is horrible), which is when I first found the term vulvodynia on the internet. But it happened maybe once a week, never for more than an hour and after a couple useless visits to the doctor, it kind of just went away and hasn't really affected me much in life. & the very few times it has since then, it has been the same-going away very quickly that I don't even really remember.
I do know that it was the worst it had ever been, but I expected to go home and have it go away. It never did! I have not been 100% since then.
I've been to two doctor visits. After a week of pain I went and was told that there seemed to be nothing wrong with me, but he sent out some cultures & prescribed me lotrisone. Almost three weeks later, I was back at the doctors not feeling any better. He told me there seemed to now be white blood cells/blood in the my urine, though I still physically looked fine. I left with prescriptions for Microbid (just finished last night), Phenazopyrid (though I have NO burning while urinating) and betamethasone dipropionate cream.

I'm still about the same. Besides the medicines I briefly tried a blander diet (low oxalate kind of), going without underwear at night, washing underwear in just hot water, applying vaseline...
I do have the feeling of ALWAYS having to urinate. Even after I have just went. It doesn't burn when I go, and I don't have any trouble with that. I have noticed that it hurts more after I use the bathroom, and I've realised it is somewhat because of wiping. I've started spraying myself with water and then gently patting myself dry. Which I totally don't feel clean enough after doing, but I guess it is better then badly burning.
I feel like my urethra is burny feeling, and I don't know if that is spreading to my vulva or vice versa.
Not wiping has helped the vulva burning feeling, I don't feel like crying from the pain as much but it has not completely stopped and then just feeling my urethra burning is uncomfortable.
My vagina basically feels fine, I had no problems with tampons during my period. If I press a finger on my vulva, it burns a little but it goes away quickly and really doesn't leave me in pain.
I think that is about all I have to say!

Any suggestions? I'm going to call the doctor's office tomorrow if I get the chance to check up on my urinalysis, and I have an appointment on the 6th of February where I am going to just confuse him more! I also don't have insurance so I am limited to who I can see, and I really can't afford many more visits.

Thank you for any suggestions!

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some advice

Post  AroraNightfire on Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:25 pm

Whenever I use the bathroom I fill a spray bottle with cold water and after im done peeing I pour the water over my vulvar lips and vaginal opening. I cup my left hand over it with my fingers gently touching the urethra and behind the vaginal opening. I can't stand wiping myself, I feel raw after and it wont go away and I just feel miserable. Another thing that might help is a frozen gelpack. You can buy them at a pharmacy or grocery store. You refreeze them after they defrost. I place 2 papertowels around it. I squeeze it into the shape I need it to be in and I spread my vulvar lips and press it against my urethra and v opening. I keep it there for maybe 10min and then very slowly pull it off. If you don't want to try a frozen gelpack then after the cold water rinse use a fan. Lay on your bed with a fan between your legs. I hope my advice has been helpful. These are some things I do on a daily basis for releif.

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