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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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My Life with Vulvodynia

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My Life with Vulvodynia

Post  d.penny on Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:35 am

So glad to have found this site. And just let me say how brave I think we all are for continuing to try and find answers. I am 50 year old and post menopausal. I was diagnosed with vulvodynia about 4 years ago when I started going thru menopause. The vulovodynia started after a yeast infection. At first it didn't seem like such a big deal as there was only pain during intercourse which we were still able to have as long as my husband was gentle with me, and then the pain would disappear about 30 minutes later. I have an amazing husband who is very understanding and supportive. We have now been married 29 years. I did try bio-identical hormones and the estrogen seemed to take away the pain. I had also tried vagifem which also worked, but I was concerned about the estrogen as I had small breast cysts. About a year ago I developed an aching that went from inside my vagina on my right side and into my butt area. I also had aching down the back of both legs, and the vulvodynia was on my left side. My GP said I had pudendal neuralgia and prescribed a nerve medication. My dermatologist/gynecologist who treats me for vulvodynia agreed with my GP. I couldn't sit without pain, wore only stretchy pants, stood at the office and pretty well laid on the couch and cried every night. It was a devastating time, but I decided I was going to do my research and figure this out. I did not believe I had pudendal neuralgia as I had not fallen of a horse or done anything to cause such nerve damage. After much determination I found a pelvic therapist who confirmed I had vulvodynia on my left side, tense vaginal muscles on my right side (I tense my vaginal muscles without realizing it) and hamstring pulls in the back of my legs, again mostly on my right side. My therapist taught me how to go inside the vaginal area and touch and release on the sensitive skin to desensitize the area. On my right side I would massage the muscle in side the vagina and I did lots of stretches for the vaginal area and the hamstrings. I had to do all the stretching and massaging very gently at first, if I over did it I would be in pain. While still doing the pelvic therapy I started doing acupuncture which also helped. None of this was cheap, but thankfully my husband has a wonderful extended health plan. After about a year and a half I was much better and able to sit and wear jeans. Unfortunately there was still pain with intercourse. So about a month ago I decided to try vagifem again to see if I could have pain free sex. But this time when I used the vagifem it burnt me. I was using it every 3 - 4 day and tried it about 3 times before I realized that I was having a bad reaction to the vagifem and that it wasn't just my body adjusting to the estrogen. Major panic attacks set in. The pain was constant, I was going on a trip in a month and couldn't get rid of the burning. Once again I was wearing stretch pants, sitting on a special pillow with a cut out and not having sex. Even the Sunflower seed oil that I have always applied for vaginal dryness seemed to burn. I started taking lorazapam for my anxiety. Thankfully, I found this web site and started to read all the advise you girls offer. I had dilators and started using them, but instead of just inserting it to stretch me, I started to turn it as one of the members had suggested. I also started using vitamin E for the external vaginal dryness which worked. Thankfully the pain settled down enough and we were able to go away and have a wonderful trip. So once again I am back to sitting, walking, swimming, wearing jeans and having sex with pain. Which I am thankful for. I would love to have it all, including sex without pain, but if this is as good as it gets I am thankful. I will continue using my dilator daily and turning it to desensitize the pain. I also rinse my vaginal area 2- 3 times a day while I sit on the toilet to rinse on off the urine which can sting, then I apply either sunflower seed oil which I can once again tolerate or vitamin E oil. I take a vaginal acidophilus once a day and omega 3 fish oils 3 times a day for vaginal dryness. Thank you for this web site. I hope that something I have said here today will help someone else.

My best to you all
Diane

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