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Hello lovely ladies, just found this forum and it has given me some hope at last. After treatment for cancer 30 years ago where the radiotherapy both internal and external left me damaged, I have had constant pain!
Celibate these past 18 years and now aged 61 the most painful thing is still the vaginal dryness, itching, pain and due to the adhesions I am effectively sealed shut. Smear tests have been impossible for 10 years as both sides of my vag are sealed shut with adhesions leaving the smallest area still free.
My doctor is ineffective and relies on me to tell him what I need.
cannot take any oestrogen type meds due to previous cancer so have been using creams, pessaries, aromatherapy oils in douches plus organic yoghurt etc.
'Yes' gel did nothing for me, Canestan was used as a last resort type thing (I know it is not thrush) but pain makes one desperate as I am sure you will all agree.
I paid thousands seeing private gynaes none of whom could help as internal exams are impossible. None had suggestions as to what I could do and nothing I try gives a lasting solution.
No cystitis pain, no discharge just extreme pain and soreness. Having gone through the menopause age 30 and not having HRT either my vag area is dry, atrophied and dying it appears.
sorry my first post is a long one, happy to support anyone needing it and to be here amongst sisters.
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