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Fri May 27, 2016 6:50 am by Lucci


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


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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Does anyone else test the ph of their urine?

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Does anyone else test the ph of their urine?

Post  Rainy Day on Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:34 pm

Just wondering if everyone else has acidic urine too? Wondering if that is part of the puzzle? I have a urine ph of 5.75 in the morning and then 6.0 before bed. It never gets close to 7 in morn or at night.

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Post  Mandadity on Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:41 am

I never check my own ph levels but I most definitely feel I have acidic urine. I been saying that for years, all because if im even in a little bit of pain, and i pee....my pain can shoot up from 2/10 to 7/10 in the split second it takes for urine to hit that part of me that hurts...then as im peeing, the pain gets worse and/or just doesnt go away until urine has passed for a min or two.

So I dont test it, I have had it tested before and it was horrible(dunno the #) but it could have souly been about me taking hot baths for hours so the pain would stop(at the time) but I dunno.


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Post  Think Inside The Box on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:28 pm

I'm not sure about acidity, what I do know is that (sorry if this is major tmi, Embarassed ) my healthy urine tastes - (yes, tastes, again, sorry, if peeing feels uncomfortable i touch my urethra with a clean fingertip and then touch my tongue, not like I drink a glass of pee) of nothing but a little salt. I can tell the instant I begin to get a UTI because it becomes bitter, the more bitter the worse the infection. Bitter = alkaline, the larger the pH number the more alkaline something is. Very alkaline urine also burns and stings horribly and makes urinating excruciating (and seriously increases the misery of my vulvodynia). Yeah, the fingertip dip is a bit gross, but it's instantly available the second something feels 'off', totally private, free, and 100% reliable.

Maybe acidic urine can be caused by a different kind of bacteria or fungus??

Mandadity - try something called "d-mannose powder" (or d-mannose sugar, same thing). You can get it at a health food store, it's a concentrated form of the same sugar that's in cranberries and it can stop a UTI (at least it stops mine) dead in its tracks. You just mix a small spoonful in water and drink it. I have never been so grateful for a treatment. Between the D-M powder and my fingertip dip I can stop most infections before they're a problem at all.

from chemcraft-net

Urine pH values:

In a pH balanced body. urine is slightly acid in the morning, (pH = 6.5 - 7.0) generally becoming more alkaline (pH = 7.5 - 8.0) by evening in healthy people primarily because no food or beverages are consumed while sleeping. Whereas, during the day the body buffers the pH of the food and beverages consumed by releasing electrolytes and the pH level goes up. This process allows the kidneys to begin the elimination process slowly.

Outside the range implies that cells are being burdened with caustic pH fluids within and without surroundings. Long term experience outside this range is unhealthy. However, the pH of urine can range from an extremely unhealthy low of 4.5 to a high if 8.5, which it tolerates a little easier, depending on the acid/base status of the extracellular fluids. A high pH value may indicate the body is over buffering to compensate for a physiological system that is too acidic.

Figure 4. Range of Urine pH Values.
NEUTRAL pH = 6.5 TO 8.0

When urine pH is 6.0 and below for extended periods of time, it is an indication that the body's fluids elsewhere are too acid, and it is working overtime to rid itself of an acid medium. Thus, when urine pH is normal, then the blood pH is normal, but when the urine pH is overly acid, the body releases too many electrolytes to keep the pH level normal and maintain life.

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pH makes a huge difference for me!

Post  Lulu on Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:10 pm

I know I'm posting on a very old thread, but I wanted to address this for future searchers. I have 7 years of slowly getting worse and trying everything. HRT, various Rx, low-ox diet, PT, etc. etc. Things helped a little but never got rid of the burning pain. (I mostly have vestibulitis). I came across someone mentioning pH and decided to start testing. Sure enough, I'm a 5 or as low as the strip will go, all day long. SO! I googled and found a few sources with info. alkaline sisters.com has some good info and a very hand food list. I started eating cucumber though out the day, eating more veggies, less bread and meat. (I wasn't a big meat eater anyway). I take cal/mag liquid (Solary) first thing before my coffee. I do a green drink daily- you can juice kale, cucumber, etc., but I buy a powdered Spirulina-based drink called Super Food from Dr. Schulze. I also take Cell Food - which will have a fast alkalizing effect, but it's $$ and getting too alkaline can be uncomfortable too. Anyway! I'm a week in and haven't had the burning pain for 3 days! Yay!! I think I will add Spirulina or similar greens in tablet form for when I'm out and about and decide to have pizza or coffee or other acid-spiking stuff. **Small note about the acidic food list, lemon is on the list as alkalizing, though it is acidic, but it does not have an alkalizing effect on me at all! (ouch!). I'm gonna miss having lemon in my water, as I have always done at restaurants. :/

I have always been a carboholic. I love bread, pasta, rice, and chocolate more than anything. So, even though I thought I had a healthy diet with very little meat and dairy intake, I think my diet was a perfect storm for having acidic urine which was burning me daily.

I want to add that if you have urinary issues - UTI, urgent need to pee, UTI symptoms without an infection... I was greatly helped by my PT putting me on a pee schedule. Every 3 hours. AND I no longer drink a whole bunch of water at a time, but sip all day. Boom! No more UT issues. I used to guzzle 8-16 oz of water whenever I got thirsty. Now I make sure not to drink more than 4 oz at a time. Can't believe what a diff it makes!

I hope this is helpful to someone!!


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