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i am 74 years old and am pretty sure i have had this condition for a long time before. i was officially diagnosed about 4 months ago by my internist just by a physical exam.  i don't know if anyone can answer this but i was wondering what it is that causes my discomfort - it feels like pinching.  i know what would cause pain if i broke a bone, got a cut or was hit on the head.  but what is the physiology that produces the stinging, pinching i feel.  thanks for listening.

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    When you say 'pinching' is this a feeling you have on the inside of your Vjay or it is external because sometimes there is a horrible 'itch' or maybe its your 'pinch' that is felt deep within the Vjay.

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      the pinching is on the external vaginal area.  when this first started i had itching which has completely disappeared but the pinching is still there.

       

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    My guess is the atrophy has caused the tissue to deteriorate   All I know is Mona Lisa helped me. I am 72 years old.   
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    Hi Eileen - with regard to the pinching feeling, i think we all have different experiences but, for me, when I get the pinching sensation it usually means a very small piece of skin has started adhering to another eg about 1mm of inner labia has attached to surrounding tissue.  It comes on very suddenly and, if I'm quick, I can massage Vaseline into that particular area and ease it off - it's painful! However, it does seem to work.  If I don't separate it quickly, it sticks firmly.  There are times when I've simply had enough to this wretched condition and can't be bothered to separate the skin so I've ended up with a few puckers.  I keep reading that this condition spontaneously ceases but .................. I'm still waiting.

     

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    Hi Eileen,

    i arent sure sure what the pinching is I get the stinging I think it's maybe thin skin.  HAve you ever been on HRT cream for atrophy?  Just wondering as a lot of people me as well suffer after menopause due to oestrogen link or lack of it.  Is the stinging a bit higher up rather than outside skin?

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      Wonder if it's a specific area have a look with a mirror see if it's red or not, I know you prob do anyhow but thought I'd say.  I showered and ooh heck it stung, don't know why other than I think tight seam on trousers today maybe did it.  I hate having to wear baggy things though x

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      all i have seen is little bumps - no change in color - i remember years ago i had recurring yeast infections and my doc suggested i stop wearing panty hose and have never worn them since.
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