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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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vulvodynia and herpes connection

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vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  alice77 on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:45 pm

hi all!

just an idea, what if vulvodynia is simply a kind of herpes without outbreaks? I know that many have tested negative for herpes. But there are several variations/types of this virus. According to my doctor around 80-100 stamms. So what if it is just a kind that can not be properly diagnosed? I.e. herpres zoster gives people long term nerve pains, even when the outbreak is over. The VV pain is a typical nerve related pain and herpes lives in the nerve ganglias. I know that many sufferers (including me) have flares around ovulation. I recently researched the connection between herpes and estrogen. There are some links between starting birth control, estrogen and herpes outbreaks.
In the beginning of my journey with VV i was tested for herpes, the results came back negativ. Two month ago I undergo some injections for my immune system. Unfortunately, my body reacted in a bad way to them, something went wrong and I got a kind of rash (like chicken pox, but I don't know exactly what it is and my doctor either) on the skin near my vestibule. This got better now, but not completely gone. During the outbreak I had a kind of tenderness and pain in my lymph nodes and my VV flared very very bad. Immediately after the outbreak I have done blood tests for herpes 1 and 2 type and herpes zoster. Only the results for herpe 2 were slightly positiv (for the first time!). But the rash I got doesn't look like typical herpes.
Just a little backgrond: I have had suffered with a classical type of vulvodynia for three years. Tested for everything negativ. It came after an antibiotic prescription (cipro) for an UTI. Tried many things, nothing has really helped with the burning so far. I was not sexualy activ since the beginnning of VV. Since that UTI I have from time to time a slight tenderness in my lymph nodes on the right side, and with this tenderness my VV flares also! it happens very often during the ovulation.
sorry for my english, i am not a native speaker Smile

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Re: vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  shortstuff on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:49 am

I'm not sure that herpes would explain everyone's experience with VV on here... but, I have also been diagnosed with HSVII. So maybe for some people there is a connection?

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Re: vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  pepper7 on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:51 pm

Ive has V pain since I was 12/13 and there is absolutely no way I could have come into contact with the Herpes virus in that area at that age-I requested a test for herpes that came back negative not so long ago (even though Im not sexually active I just wanted to rule everything out) I think mine came from untreated yeast infections that damaged the nerve endings-A specialist I saw said that the nerves in that area had become so used to being in pain and being itchy that it became the default feeling for them. Crying or Very sad

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Re: vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  penfebruary on Sun May 06, 2012 5:23 pm

I have tested negative to herpes. If this could be the case, how would I go about finding out? ):
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Re: vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  Kate1981 on Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:49 pm

Hi

I had shingles 16 years ago which is herpes zoster. I had them very low down in my groin area. My gp said its a possibility this could have caused v but usually the nerve pain associated with shigles would have come sooner. I have also been tested for herpes type 1 and 2 all negative. The consultant advised me herpes outbreaks would be shorter and not as painful as v. Im very confused by it all and im looking for the answer every day. My mum has crohns disease psoriasis and anemia all problems with autoimmune im wondering if thats related to me.

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Re: vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  LillyK on Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:15 am

I have actually wondered this before myself. I have tested negative multiple times. I have also heard people say before that it might be related to HPV. I tested negative for that too. I do, however, have cold sore outbreaks, or herpes of the mouth, and I've often wondered if that could somehow cause the V, because I know when I get cold sores, I have pain all over and feel very tired, etc. So I do believe it is systemic, even though they say it is just the area on your mouth that is affected.

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Thyroid antibodies

Post  scrumptuous on Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:20 pm

Hi,

I definately think that all these medical conditions are connected. Apart from the diagnosis of vulvodynia 21 years ago (I too have had tests for herpes, all negative), I further developed fibromyalgia, litchen planus (ulcers in the mouth), IBS and more recently thyroid antibodies. My own body is making antibodies and destroying my throid. Definately when I am stressed, all my conditions are worse.

Helen

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Re: vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  LillyK on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:41 am

Helen, I agree with you that stress is a HUGE factor! I think stress triggered me to have vulvodynia again. I'm trying everything I can to de-stress and think positive. I am so sorry you have suffered so long. It's really so unfair.

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Re: vulvodynia and herpes connection

Post  Ouch123 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:24 pm

I think this is very true for some. One way to teat it is to take an antiviral (valtrex) and see if it helps

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