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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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Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

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Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  AroraNightfire on Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:52 pm

I am 27yrs old and have for the past 9yrs been suffering with vulvar itch, needle like stabbings in my labias, raw pain upon urination, and the last symptom which developed a little over 1yr ago was knife like pain in my buttcheeks when sitting. I was misdiagnosed with yeast by 3 different doctors, then with vulvar distrophy, then vulvodynia, and last week I was diagnosed by Dr Conway of NH with pudendal neuralgia.

I have already done a s1s2 nerve block with 120mg of depomedrol last june. Conways recommendations are 2 more nerve blocks, this time pudendal between the sacrotuberous and sacrospinus ligaments. If that fails to work then he wants to try pudendal nerve decompression surgery.

I'm nervous and scared because I've been misdiagnosed so many times in the past. I want to make sure this time it is pudendal neuralgia. I don't want to end up worst because of nerve blocks and or nerve decompression surgery. All I hear is negative things online concerning nerve blocks on the pudendal hope site.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  Sarah001 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm

Hi, I have to say I've been having a few discussions with my physio about Pudendal nerve involement because she thinks it may be a factor in my problem. With me I have tight tender muscles all around the sit bones (common place for the nerve to get trapped) and my sacral ligaments are all messed up (another common place) also tight pelvic floor, piriformis and other hip rotators are a common factor too. She said she wants to soon start a little pelvic floor work on me to try and free any areas where the nerve might be getting irritated and I asked about nerve blocks. Her opinion of the nerve blocks is that they make matters worse from a physio point of view by decreasing sensation to certain areas so the patient can no longer control the muscles correctly and therefore clenching or a complete lack of activity tends to happen so she advised me not to have them. The surgery will definitely destabilise the sacroiliac joints which in turn can set off a whole myriad of painful problems (I'm living proof of that because I have very unstable SI joints and it hurts like hell) including referring pain to the genital area. Have a search for pelvic floor physio on that site because I've found some very encouraging stories about it on there and it should be part of any pudendal nerve treatment before nerve blocks are even considered. A good physio will be able to touch the nerve to see if it is indeed part of the issue by eliciting pain when touched so it might be a good idea to hold off on the nerve blocks until you've had some decent physio first. Tight muscles trapping the nerve can be treated with more conservative means although it will mean alot of homework to get results.
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Post  AroraNightfire on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:30 pm

I had physical therapy in Orleans Ma Dec2010, Jan2011 and the physical therapist gave up on me because I wasn't able to do the leg exersizes she wanted me to do because it caused me too much pain. She pressed on my ass muscles for 30min and it hurt like hell, felt like pressing on bruises when she held my ass muscles. I don't feel physical therapy would be beneficial. I would rather run on my treadmill for 1hr than do pt again. I've worked with inserting a dildo and leaving it for 15min each day for 1 week and I had to stop because my pain was only worst during the day. I just don't feel it is helpful for me.

Leg movements hurt my crotch, when I bend over to pick stuff up I get needles stabbing my clit labias. I'm on 600 to 900mg of lyrica a day for pain control.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  ButterflyLiz on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:47 pm

I may have said this before but through the vulval pain society you can get in touch with a lady who had successful pudendal nerve entrapment surgery in France. Page here:

http://vulvalpainsociety.org/vps/index.php/vulval-conditions/pudendal-nerve-entrapment

I know the surgery's not always successful but she should be able to give you a good account of what she went through and it's always good to have more info.

Still not sure if PN is one of my issues. My experience is that a pudendal nerve block didn't make me any worse but neither did it make me any better.

Do as much research as you can, especially on the experience of the surgeon if you decide to go ahead.
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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  embem on Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:44 pm

Hello, I may also have pudendal neurolgia. Mine was caused by surgery I had for vulvodynia this past August. Now the vulvodynia is nearly gone, but the pudendal neuralgia is even worse! My physical therapist believes that I have pudendal neuralgia, but I have not been officially diagnosed.

Might you be able to find a different physical therapist? How horrible that your PT gave up on you! She doesn't sound very good! I'm in Rochester NY and mine is absolutely wonderful. She's very knowledgeable; however, I have not personally seen any benefits yet.

Please post if you have the nerve block. My physical therapist recommended it. I have not had a nerve block, but I have had a muscle block. It helped a little for about a day. I also just started back on Gabapentin, which my GYN specialist put me on, but the PT also said it would help with the nerve.

I have similar symptoms to you. I have the stabbing between my butt cheeks and soreness down my thigh and bottom. I can't wear jeans or khakis, and it is very painful to sit. The National Vulvodynia Association can give you a list of doctors and physical therapists. I know you don't have vulvodynia, but my physical therapist is on that list and is very knowledgeable about pudendal neuralgia. Good luck! Keep us posted.

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Re: Newly Diagnosed with Pudendal Neuralgia

Post  mary jane on Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:59 am

embem, what type of surgery did you have to vulvodynia that could possibly trigger PN?
did you excise your bartholin's ?
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pudendal nerveblock

Post  Maria74 on Tue May 03, 2016 3:00 am

Hi
I've had 2 nerve blocks and I'm going for my third in the end of this month. I drive over 2 hours to Rochester NY to get them. My pt said she can tell a difference but I'm still in pain but I can tolerate her following the nerve from the inside better but I still have constant burning. I've been in this hell for the past 19 years and I've tried countless meds botox and more. Now I'm giving it one last try with nerve blocks Cymbalta and pt.





embem wrote:Hello, I may also have pudendal neurolgia.  Mine was caused by surgery I had for vulvodynia this past August.  Now the vulvodynia is nearly gone, but the pudendal neuralgia is even worse!  My physical therapist believes that I have pudendal neuralgia, but I have not been officially diagnosed.

Might you be able to find a different physical therapist?  How horrible that your PT gave up on you!  She doesn't sound very good!  I'm in Rochester NY and mine is absolutely wonderful.  She's very knowledgeable; however, I have not personally seen any benefits yet.  

Please post if you have the nerve block.  My physical therapist recommended it.  I have not had a nerve block, but I have had a muscle block.  It helped a little for about a day.  I also just started back on Gabapentin, which my GYN specialist put me on, but the PT also said it would help with the nerve.

I have similar symptoms to you.  I have the stabbing between my butt cheeks and soreness down my thigh and bottom.  I can't wear jeans or khakis, and it is very painful to sit.  The National Vulvodynia Association can give you a list of doctors and physical therapists.  I know you don't have vulvodynia, but my physical therapist is on that list and is very knowledgeable about pudendal neuralgia.  Good luck!  Keep us posted.

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