AV or LP?

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Hi ladies,I was diagnosed with VA around four years ago,I had blood in urine and went for a cystoscopy.

My GP put me on oestrogel and I was fine with it then.

A couple of years ago I had a rectocele repair, and the burning after that was horrendous, all of perineum, rectal area right to front of urethra, I was told I had pudendal neuralgia caused by prolapse repair So have been treated for that in pain clinic. In the meantime, my vulval area has become very sore and swollen, seems worse when I use oesrogel., the pump type you rub into arms or thighs.Wasn’t sure where the pain actually was coming from, so severe, so came off Nortriptyline,( pain med) to see what happened. Pain at the moment is inside labia, tried to have a look with specs on and magnifying mirror. Inside labia is very red and swollen, and there are open sores, looks like the skin is breaking down, and is so painful. Sitting has been a problem for years, and now I am struggling. On top of this, the last two nights I have woken up scratching like mad, which hasn’t helped.

My gynae said I have fair fragile skin, but that was about a year ago, and he referred me to a dermatologist who runs a vulval clinic.

He said I was very inflamed and couldn’t examine me until the swelling had gone down and the skin healed a bit.

he prescribed clobetaol steroid ointment 0.3, I have used this for two weeks now, and still red and sore, but not as swollen.

he had a few things in mind, thought possibly LP.

I go back next week, and have a feeling he may want to do a biopsy which I am already dreading. Has anyone had a biopsy down there? Any info greatly appreciated.

I have a couple of appointments with my daughter, I have to drive to take her and will have to sit for a while, don’t know how!

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    Ive had a biopsy. It was ok, they used local anaesthetic and its really nothing to worry about. Ask them to check for Plasma Cell Vulvitis. Your problems sound very much like mine and this was my diagnosis.
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      Thanks Ann, just so painful at the moment, don’t fancy even a gloved hand, let alone a biopsy needle going near me. Were  you sore for long afterwards?

      Havent heard of vulvitis, will ask.

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    What is LP...lichen planus? If it's on your genital area I think it's LS...lichen sclerosus.

    Do you have planus on other parts of your body?

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      Hi Laura, 

      I purchased a donut cushion from Amazon.  After reading many reviews about various products, I decided to make the investment on the one that got the best reviews bc of comfort and durability.  It cost 100,00.  It is rectangular in shape, the down side is that it's a bit cumbersome if you plan to use it at restaurants.  I highly recommend it, but I don't know the name of the product off the top of my head.  I'm sure you'll find it easily on Amazon.  Good luck'

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      Hi Patricia,  I already had a donut one, but not very comfortable, I have back problems as well, and the shape doesnt work for me.

      Drivig is one of my worst things, although I have two memory foam ones in the car, they squash down too much and its too painful to sit long enouh to go anywhere. i rarely go out, its mainly medical appointments. I have ordered a Cush cushion, which is a sort of squareish shape, contoured for the thighs as well. I have Prime so should get it today. Over the years I have tried so many diffrent ones, I have a house full of sheets of memory foam and random cushions. Just havent found the right one yet.

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