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Vulvodynia

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This unpleasant condition causes chronic pain and discomfort in the vulval area, with the most common symptoms including stinging, burning, irritation and rawness. The condition can vary in severity; for some they experience only mild discomfort, but for others it can severely inhibit their normal lives and prevent enjoyment of sexual activities. There are treatments available, including anti-depressant and anti-convulsant drugs, but there are also creams and gels that can be applied to help with the pain. With up to 15% of women suffering with this condition, you can be sure that you’re not alone, and your GP will be able to help.

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Over the years have seen docs and gynos. Noone helps.It all kicked off around college time. Down there is very dry and at its worst goes a dead skin shade of grey. Constant itching, swelling and the skin breaks very easily making everything painful.going toilet, sex even touch. Sometimes it hurts so much I just sit without bottoms because i can't bare for anything to touch or rub it. Not bv/thrush or urine infection. Have no stds. Only medical issue crohns. Help.





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Hi. I have been suffering vulvodynia for 7 years. Started when I was pregnant. Sex was painful (burning) but was putting up with it because of my husband. Eventually, my sex drive became 0 and after 3 years of nightmare, I have to leave. I have been seen gynecologist again today and she told me, its vulvodynia and nothing can be done. I had depression tablets for 3 months but after intercourse in 3 months I had splits and cuts and had to take antibiotics as always. I asked the doctor and she said its normal and can happen sometimes! I just don't understand how it can happen in every attempt to have intercourse!? I used creams prescribed by doctor make it even worse! feeling helpless and hopeless!:(( Please help! tired of being in pain!





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Think I've got this. Started off very subtle and I couldn't describe my feeling as its not internal, doesn't sting after going to the toilet like cystitis does. Had internal, urine sample tests and all clear. Waiting for my doctor to come back from leave to see him again as its starting to really get me down. It's a periodic discomfort, not there all the time. Are anyone else's symptoms similar?





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Im at my wits end cant takemuch more monistat diflacan gyconzal premeran 7 day ant gel steroid cream nothing worked I feel raw sore in pain ???





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Hi I'm Kayleigh , I'm 14 and since I was 8 I have had an itchy vagina , I have been to the doctors and they have tested me nothing came back but I'm very self consious of my vagina because my Labia flaps are very big and they arnt tucked so they hang and you can notice them with knickers on they rub together and I am always having thrush and water infections when I do it is very sore I have tried and been petcriped tablets and cream it don't work , I have to wear a pad everyday because I have discharge but I have it constantly, please help





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I have had pain in my vagina now for 9 years and it starts just after my period it is a sharp pain with itching and causes me to be unable to walk.





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Hi Laura....I'm living and trying to just be happy (cos the Gyno said all in my head) trying to forget down there. Citalopram 20mg has helped and obviously lifted me. Tried my rabbit.....was awfully sore for two days....so, what's the point of even trying to have a relationship. I was told by one doc I had LS/lucaplacia...so for two years I googled and searched and got even more paranoid. I do not google now. Still not right though. I am menopausal, 53, this been going on bout 4 years now.......oh shuks........happy Christmas! X





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Hey. Im 14 and i have no idea what is going on. I have this pain down there and its got sort of a stinging painful tickle sort of feel to it. I just felt it the other day and it hasn't stopped, when its an okay pain i can deal with it still hurts but when it really hurts i tense my legs and just hope for it to go away. I honestly have no idea what it is or could be. I have not had any kind of sexual intercourse and don't use any sort of creams down there. I would really appreciate some help as i cant bear this pain. I cant even lay down in bed and try to fall asleep as i curl up in a ball clenching all my mussels trying to make it stop. I would really appreciate it if anyone knew what is going on and how to stop this. Thanks.





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Hey, im 16 and mine is like yours but it stings whenever i push down on a certain place, would anyone know what it is????

Hi, I'm not sure what my condition is, basically I have been on antibiotics for about 9yrs for recurring urine infections but all tests come back clear?? I don't feel it is infections as the burning is there constantly and the only relief I get is when I pass urine so I sit on the toilet most of the day drinking water to relieve it I have had a urine infection before and this does not feel the same my antibiotics did reduce the amount of attacks but they are becoming more frequent again can anyone help iv been to urologist and ganocologist they are stumped





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Hi I've exactly the same symptoms as you. It's been on and off for the past 7years and still have no answers! It's very very painful at times nearly unbearable. Have you found anything that eases it?

Hi. I've had this problem for a number of years and it had gradually got worse. Sex is very painful and my periods are extremely painful. So much that at times I can't walk. I've got Amitriptyline but I'm rubbish at remembering to take it. Anyone had success with taking Amitriptyline? How long did it take? Any other tips?





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