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Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci

Hello,

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

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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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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Do I Have Vulvodynia?

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Do I Have Vulvodynia?

Post  chariot on Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:52 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm 23 years old. Ever since I was 17 (when I first started to try and use tampons), I've had a problem with inserting them. It would always hurt! It's like a burning, stabbing feeling whenever I try to insert anything up there. I didn't think it was a problem then, always thinking it was just because maybe I was too tight, but recently after a few failed intercourse experiences, I went to my family doctor. He prescribed me with Apo-Cephalex and that Flagyl cream for a course of 10 days each and said I might have something called 'vaginitis'. When I went back to see him after this treatment, he said the inflammation had gone down but couldn't do another exam because it hurt too much still. He then referred me to a gynecologist (but my appointment isn't for another month and a half).

In general, it doesn't hurt down there on a day-to-day basis. It only hurts when I try and insert something (tampon, sex, etc). I'm not sure exactly what I have. I went to see another gynecologist (not referred by my doctor but a friend of a family friend) and it was the most frustrating experience ever. He told me the pain was all in my head and I needed to get over it. He suggested I have a surgery where they surgically break my hymen. I tried to tell him it wasn't in my head - that I was actually in pain but he didn't believe me...

Anyways, I've been trying to take matters into my own hands until I can see that gynecologist in May. I stumbled upon vulvodynia as it relates to my symptoms but I'm not 100% sure if that's what I have.

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Re: Do I Have Vulvodynia?

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:23 pm

Sounds more like Vulvar Vestibulitis to me, a subset of Vulvodynia but pain only with attempted penetration. A few of the ladies on here have that so search for the term, or VVS, in the threads.
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Re: Do I Have Vulvodynia?

Post  amtali on Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:23 pm

Hi chariot. We have very similar stories. My symptoms started at 18, and now I'm 23 and getting surgery this summer. I have vestibulodynia (formally called vulvar vestibulitis). This just means that the pain you are experiencing down there is confined to the opening, the vestibule. Vulvodynia is a more general term for pain anywhere in the vulva.

For me, intercourse has been the main problem, but I have unprovoked pain at times as well. After trying several treatments, surgery was the best for me. You really should go see a gyno who has had experience with women's health pain issues like vestibulodynia. I don't know where you're located, but there are a few specialists around the country for this, including Dr. Libby Edwards in Charlotte, NC.

I hope you find the answers you're looking for. Don't give up. It takes most women several doctors to rule out everything and get a proper diagnosis. Good Luck!

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