Curious of personal experience with vulvodynia

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I have had pain on the labia major,  left side only,  for almost two weeks now. It’s a strange dull ache and sometimes almost an itch.  There are no sores or swelling.   It’s just a strange sensation.   I tested negative for stds, herpes was not tested, but again nothing is there (the unprotected sex/reason for std screening was almost 2 months ago).  I have went to my gyno three times in the last 2 months as well as an urgent care.  I had an initial yeast infection, treated and cured.  Then a bacterial infection, treated and cured.  That medicine led to another yeast infection and I was super lucky to get a uti on top of it 😑.   I took more meds.   Saw my gyno again and she told me to stop worrying about it being anything more than just symptoms from a yeast infection. I’ve been anxious it could be herpes.  I have no symptoms of that, but after researching I came across vulvodynia.   I would love to hear from those of you who could share their experience and how they came to the conclusion that was it. Thank you!! 

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    If the pain continues and gets worse, you could have what I used to suffer from, which is a sensitivity to the chemicals in the solanacea group of foods.  Potatoes, tomatoes, tobacco, capsicum, eggplant, chilli and paprika.  That first presented to me as a dull ache before it got worse and eventually became too excruciating even to sleep or have sex.  Since I cut the solanacea foods from my diet, all my symptoms have resolved.  I'm not saying you do have that specifically, vulvodynia can be caused by a host of factors.  But food sensitivity was my problem. 

    Hope you get relief soon!


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      Thank you for the info!   Food sensitivity was on my radar this past year anyway because I was having skin issues so maybe this could be a secondary issue.  I’m going to do some research ... I appreciate your quick reply 😊

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    Hi Ashley! Maybe it’s worth having an internal camera test on your bladder, I was suffering from the same thing from a young age with gynaecologists telling me “everything looks normal” I was referred to a urologist and the bladder camera saw that my urethra (tube connecting the bladder with the vagina) has started to close up hence the vulva pain and constant uti’s etc 

    I went in for a small op the next day for them to widen the urethra and feels like I’ve just been born ever since .. hope this might help 

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    Vulvodynia usuallly involves the vulva area. That is around the entrance to the vagina. How you test for it I see to take a cotton bud and gently touch on the affected area, if you feel the touch as pain then you have the overactive, hypersensitive nerves of vulvodynia.
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