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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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