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4tinu3ti

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sore vulva
« on: February 09, 2012, 01:18:04 PM »

Hi everyone. I'm 49, regular very heavy periods but for the last 3 months ive had a irritated vulva, it pricks and tingles on the worst days i cant wear underwear or sit down or even walk, when i go for a wee it stings. I plucked up courage to see doctor but she didnt seen interested, said my vulva looked normal and wee sample brought up no infection, she didnt give me any cream or tabs or anything, feeling really depressed now, go on holiday in 3 weeks, looks like im going to be uncomfortable and my heavy period is due then too errrrr.  any ideas what this can be, ive gone through  allergy inflicted but found nothing.  Thanks. xx
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silverlady

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 01:42:44 PM »

If your Docor won't prescribe anything then Natural Progesterone cream may help which you can get online without a prescription, I can vouch that smoothing this inside and out will sooth and take away discomfort.

silverlady x
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English Rose

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 03:02:58 PM »

Hello 4tinu3ti
I'd urge you to go back to your doctor (or ask to see a different one) and tell him/her that you think you may benefit from some oestrogen cream for your bits and pieces (or even something like Vagifem, which is used as a pessary but plumps up all the relevant tissue areas). Some doctors sound really clueless re peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms  -(thank goodness mine is brilliant). You have a right to help for your problem - hope you get sorted in time for your holiday x
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4tinu3ti

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 07:01:12 PM »

Hi, thank you everyone for your replies. it makes me feel so much better just to know that other people know what i'm talking about.

 To, Silverlady  ,i have purchased some  progesterone cream on line but it says to put it on the fatty areas of your body so should i put it direct to my vulva or not?  it might sound like a daft question but ive never used this kind of cream before. I really hope it works for me, i'm desperate.

Thanks everyone xxx
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sweatybet

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 12:16:09 PM »

Hi oldb4tym

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Pruritus-Vulvae.htm have a look at this information on itching.   Do go back and see the Dr and take info with you

Best wishes

Sweatybet
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4tinu3ti

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 12:41:23 PM »

Hi, thanks again everyone.  I do not have any itch tho, its just tingley and irritated but does not itch at all. xxx

Thanks Silverlady for your reply, yes ive read that too. Will give it a try anyway, will let you know if it helps. Thanks. xx
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grumpy2008

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 02:35:03 PM »

Just a thought, but could it be a yeast infection?

Nothing to lose by trying some caneston cream?
« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 09:21:00 PM by grumpy2008 »
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Ghiro

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 03:37:22 PM »

Hi Oldb4tym

Just posting this website for you to look through as it gives some good advice on self care as well as possible reasons for a sore vulva.

http://vulvalpainsociety.org/

If you are not getting answers from your doctor i would ask to be referred to a gyne.

My GP was dismissive and i only got treatment by going to see a consultant.

Ghiro x



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4tinu3ti

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 01:51:27 PM »

 Hi everyone. I would especially like to thank Silverlady for suggesting progesterone cream, I have only used it for two days and feeling a lot better, slowly getting back to feeling 'normal 'again. Thanks for that.
But it does make me realise that some doctors dont really care about what we are going through and some  just  dont want to know. Its taken this little episode to realise that all  3 doctors at my clinic do not do menopause or anything remotely womanly . xxx
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Suzi Q

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 06:22:25 AM »

Way to go glad your feeling tickety boo or getting there
To me if your still having norm periods youve always had
Have no symptoms of pre meno (you can find all symptoms on here)
Maybe you had an infection or a general irritation down there perhaps?
If the creams helped maybe you could also be on the way to starting premeno
Im just chuffed for you that your feeling lots better you have a fabo holiday!
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4tinu3ti

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 04:33:51 PM »

Hi everyone.I spoke too soon about feeling better, pain returned today with vengance. Vulva stinging, painful, pricking, stings really bad when i wee. Hurts when i sit down. Got docs app tomorrow but i know they will just dismiss it and give me nothing to help, i'm at my wits end now, ive had it for 3 months. Ive tried everything
possible, canastan. lenocane.vagisil, sudocrem, vasaline, salt baths,baking powder baths everything thats mentioned on web sites about painful vulvas !! Doctor tested wee,no infection, examined me, said she cant see anything unusual. Its at times like this,that i wished id married a vular specialist !! I just feel like im never going to be normal again.feeling sad  :(
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grumpy2008

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 04:55:54 PM »

Ask for a vaginal swab, oldb4tym... Caneston can only help so far, but oral antifungals are much better at tackling the problem if that's what it is. Also, it might be bacterial, but a swab will show that too.

Of course, it might not be an infection but it would be good to rule it out completely, right?
« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 09:21:39 PM by grumpy2008 »
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silverlady

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 05:04:59 PM »

oldby4tym  I found this that might be of help  http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Vulvitis.htm . Getting better for a while and then the pain returning should be investigated. If you are not having dryness or atrophy then it could be that hormones would not help.

Do you think it could be something that you are eating or drinking that could be an irritant, the clue could be in you saying it stings when you wee, I get an irritation when I take certain vitamin b supplements it seems to make my urine cause a sensitivity around the vulva area, also wearing tight jeans or even leggings can do it.

This is only on shooting in the dark and I think you might need to see someone in the know.

silverlady x
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Suzi Q

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 03:10:31 AM »

Hi everyone.I spoke too soon about feeling better, pain returned today with vengance. Vulva stinging, painful, pricking, stings really bad when i wee. Hurts when i sit down. Got docs app tomorrow but i know they will just dismiss it and give me nothing to help, i'm at my wits end now, ive had it for 3 months. Ive tried everything
possible, canastan. lenocane.vagisil, sudocrem, vasaline, salt baths,baking powder baths everything thats mentioned on web sites about painful vulvas !! Doctor tested wee,no infection, examined me, said she cant see anything unusual. Its at times like this,that i wished id married a vular specialist !! I just feel like im never going to be normal again.feeling sad  :(

Hiya

When you say you have tried everything, have you actually tried vagifem, ovestin or othro-gynest ? The three treatments for VA ?

You have to get all of these from a GP though you cannot buy them on the web.

You seem to be really suffering  :'( and I am not sure how you can eliminate VA from the equasion unless you have tried these and they haven't worked for you. if you prefer a cream you might be better off asking for the Ovestin. It will take a while to work so you need to stick with it, but if lack of oestrogen in that area of your body is the route cause of the problem nothing else will help. It has helped hundreds of thousands of women. It sounds like you have tried everything else under the sun and it is not working and you sound so sad about it.

xxxx
Once again I agree its 1.15pm my time here hope you look on before you go see GP
Ask for Ovestin it might be better at this point as oyu can rub some of the cream outside as well as inside
DONT TAKE NO for an answer remember its your body xxxxxxxxxxx
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silverlady

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Re: sore vulva
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 11:17:16 AM »

"Hi everyone. I'm 49, regular very heavy periods but for the last 3 months ive had a irritated vulva, it pricks and tingles on the worst days i cant wear underwear or sit down or even walk, when i go for a wee it stings. I plucked up courage to see doctor but she didnt seen interested, said my vulva looked normal and wee sample brought up no infection, she didnt give me any cream or tabs or anything, feeling really depressed now, go on holiday in 3 weeks, looks like im going to be uncomfortable and my heavy period is due then too errrrr.  any ideas what this can be, ive gone through  allergy inflicted but found nothing"

Your GP is being dismissive oldbytyme, and sweatybet and ghiro have given some good advice and site links. You could go back and ask her for estriol cream, but if she refuses I think you should ask for a  referral to see if anything else is going on.

You are still having regular heavy periods so you must be still making plenty of estrogen, problems with the vulva are not confined to peri or menopausal women.

silverlady x
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