instillagel etc

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hi everyone

i've just recently had a check up with my doctor who performed a laparoscopy on me and realised i didnt have anything wrong with me inside i had LS. i have also been going to the gum clinic at my local hospital as i get free creams etc there ( i am a student !!! )

so when i first went to see my doctor on thursday (6 weeks after my op) he told me to jsut be using the cream twice weekly and now to start using dilators because i am quite narrow. he also gave me instillagel which is a lube with anesthetic in it to help with sex.

i then went to see the doctor at the gum clinic and she gave me completely different advice!! she said i should be using the dermovate in ointment form, so it stays on longer than cream and to not use instillagel as in will sting because it is alcohol based. she also told me to use the ointment twice a day for two weeks and then nightly until i see her in june! and to not use the dilators because i am still sore, it'll only tear me more!

they are both specialists and i have check up with them both in a couple of months. i dont know if its rude that i've seen two people but i was wondering what treatment everyone else is on, cream or ointment? and any advice on dilators? and has anyone used instillagel? not sure if its the same for everyone else, but i can't use lube because it stings me , i normally just use olive oil!!!!! i tried a lube called 'yes' for senstive skin but that even stings.

i'm very confused with whos advice to take , always wondered whetehr it is dangerous to use steriod for long time. but i think it makes sense to use the ointment more and then start using dilators when the skin is softened up.

anyones advice would be great

hope everyones ok , sending lots of love out to you all!

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    not sure how to edit

    but i was also given lidocaine which is a cream for painkiller, anyone else used this?

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    Hi maybes, Have used instilagel and yes it does sting like billio for a few seconds. I was told to use dilators to stop narrowing and to make sure can actually attempt sex without tearing with loads of lube as well as the instilagel. To be honest I could only use the smallest of them and didn't get on with them very well at all. I think with the dilators if you think you are going to tear then you will stop. Think you should use the oinment as the gum dr advised as that's what will help the ls. Difficult having contradicting advise!! Presumably you're using a barrier cream to help soften up the skin and emolient for washing like aqueous cream.

    Using tthe instilagel for sex is great once in a while - sex is supposed to be good for l.s but better to get yourself to a stage when it's more supple and hopefully not going to split or else you suffer after and back to square one!!! Everything i put on makes it really sting for a few seconds , especially the dermovate but i think it's if it carries on stinging then thats not right.

    Hopefully someone else may be able to help. :?

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    Hi Maybes, Every lubricant I used would sting like mad. My gyne recomended Astroglide Gel. It must be the gel as its thicker, stays around longer and it is also a vaginal moisturizer.I did get mine from significantcovers but last look it was out of stock. You may have to shop around.

    Hope this works for you,good luck.

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    There is no alcohol in Instillagel and it is licenced for gynae investigations so if it helps continue to use.



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