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I have been diagnosed with vulvodynia throughout 9 months of burning and soreness. The glands of the vestibule are red but that is the only symptom. I have seen two specialists who have been helpful but ultimately fruitless.
The pain builds up after my period to a peak during ovulation which then begins to very gradually decrease in intensity until almost disappearing during my period to then start the cycle again. Whilst on Microgynon the pain was constant throughout the month where it usually fluctuates, so I am wondering if there could be any hormonal link?
I have extremely painful, heavy, long periods but they are regular. I had hormone tests for this reason a year ago and the GP claimed very high testosterone but everything else was within “normal” levels, however she debated for a while about PCOS before deciding against it.
The pain started after a period of trying different BCPs of which none agreed with me, during which time I battled a number of yeast infections due to the pill.
I have had every treatment for dermatitis, a biopsy as well as antibiotics for BV which did not help. However, what remains constant when not on treatment is the improvement during my period.
Any theories or advice would be greatly appreciated! I am only 22 and this is having a huge impact on my self esteem and relationship!
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