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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


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 6 year story

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My 6 year story

Post  ringostarr26 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:18 pm

Hi Ladies,

I am new to this forum and I figured this would be a great place for my first post. I am 22 years old and have had vulvodynia for approximately 6 years. It has definitely been a struggle with many up ands far too many downs, but I'm still fighting everyday. My story began much like many of yours. A nasty yeast infection and UTI that never seemed to go away. I wasn't sexually active at the time so STI's did not play a role. I saw countless doctors who all dismissed my pain and even had a family doctor tell me she would no longer accept me as her patient. As a woman who had female doctor I was repulsed by how quickly she dismissed my concerns and referred me to a councillor because she thought it was all in my head. Crazy right? We have all been there and I want you all to know that although I have been in a nasty flare recently, I am beginning to feel a lot better. Elavil was no help to me, though it was the first choice of treatment from my Gyn. The first year of pain was probably the worst, because like all of you, i tried osteopaths, was on way too much diflucan and flagy, and was in a relationship with a guy who was extremely hormonal like most teens are. Sex with his was coexistent, not because I didn't want it, but because it was too freakin PAINFUL! Here is where my story changes. After developing TMJ after a wisdom teeth surgery gone wrong, I was referred to a pain specialist who was very knowledgeable about pelvic pain as well. He connected my pelvic pain to a nasty fall I had while cheerleading in high school and discussed the possibility of a tail bone injury as well as pelvic floor weakness. Unlike many other doctors, HE CARED. I can't pinpoint exactly what got me to a point of remission but i can tell you all that it lasted 4 years! 4 years of no pain! My most recent flare seemed to have been set off by the same yeast and UTI combo and I have been feeling it for about 2 months. Back to my pain specialist, who believes that my muscles are so tight they are compressing my pelvic nerves. I am now getting treated with compounded vaginal suppositories which contain valium, lidocaine and one other anti-spozmadic? sorry my spelling is terrible. I have the most supportive boyfriend, and my family is right there by my side. I think the meds may be helping but it is too early in the treatment to tell.

IM SO SO SORRY for the long post but i needed to vent and I finally had the guts to join this forum and tell my story. I believe we can all get better, we just need to find a doctor who won't give up; much like my pain specialist. Here is to a pain free future for us all!


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Tail bone

Post  Rainy Day on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:47 pm

I also have a tailbone injury---broken in 2 spots. I am wondering if I should see a pelvic floor therapy person or a pain specialist for this. It's interesting that this sort of thign can cause all of these issues. Mine also started with a UTI and yeast infection...but I was having some tail bone issues before that somewhat...and then I actually 'broke' my tailbone a month after my problems started...

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Re: My 6 year story

Post  ringostarr26 on Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:22 pm

My pain specialist said he sees many women and surprisingly men who are snowboarders, bicyclists etc that have these sorts of injuries, which inevitably lead to weak pelvic floor muscles. He believes I was pain free for so many years because I hadn't had any subsequent infections. UTI's and Yeast can cause the muscles to tense up and cause pain that mimics other conditions. I am looking into started PT after my treatment with the suppositories hopefully helps release the muscles. I feel like as much a GYN's can help with the exterior pain issues that they CAN see... a specialist who knows about pelvic floor muscles may be more helpful in diagnosing what could be the root of our pelvic pain. Definitely see if you can get an internal vaginal and rectal exam.... you will be surprised as to how much more painful it is when a doctor knows which muscles are is spasm.


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