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It is pointless to post anon since I posted not to long ago about my rape event. Well since the rape I haven't been able to relax durring sex, I can even make my self finish. Well what I'm about to explain dosent relate but makes it worse. Durring my pregnancy ( my daughter is 10 months now) I started to experience a burning sensation while haveing sex and after and I would feel like I would have to pee. I thought it had to do with me being young and It would go away and it isn't as bad as it was but last night I felt like( tmi) I was real tight and he was much bigger and he was pushing hard just o get through ( but he hasn't grown, lol and he didn't make a comment about me feeling tighter than usual?) I don't know what to do, I didn't tell my ob when I was pregnant because I thought and hoped it would go away but it didn't plus he was a guy and it was very uncomfortable and he was rude about me being uncomfortable ( he had no idea I was rapped when younger otherwise he may have been nicer about it) so I don't know what to do I like haveing sex with my husband but with the added obstacle it is painful and it was normaly the part I enjoyed most.

Help anyone?
by on Jul. 17, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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PinkButterfly66
by Emerald Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Does any of this sound like your symptoms?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulvodynia


Vulvodynia is a chronic pain syndrome that affects the vulvar area and occurs without an identifiable cause or visible pathology[1] categorized in the ICD-9 group 625—specifically ICD-9 625.7, which is for pain and other disorders of the female genital organs.[2] It refers to pain of thevulva unexplained by vulvar or vaginal infection or skin disease.[3]

The term "vulvodynia" simply refers to "vulvar pain", and does not imply a specific cause.[4]

Pain is the most notable symptom of vulvodynia, and can be characterized as a burning, stinging, irritation or sharp pain that occurs in the vulva, including the labia and entrance to the vagina. It may be constant, intermittent or happening only when the vulva is touched, but vulvodynia is usually defined as lasting for years.[edit]Symptoms

Symptoms may occur in one place or the entire vulvar area. It can occur during or after sexual activity, when tamponsare inserted, or when prolonged pressure is applied to the vulva, such as during sitting, bike riding, or horseback riding.[5] Some cases of vulvodynia appear random where no particular cause can be determined.

[edit]Vulvar vestibulitis

Main article: Vulvar vestibulitis

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS), vestibulodynia, or simply vulvar vestibulitis is vulvodynia localized to the vestibular region. It tends to be associated with a highly localized “burning” or “cutting” type of pain. The pain of vulvodynia may extend into the clitoris; this is referred to as clitorodynia.

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS) is the most common subtype of vulvodynia that affects premenopausal women – the syndrome has been cited as affecting about 10%–15% of women seeking gynecological care.[6]

[edit]Possible causes

A wide variety of possible causes and treatments for vulvodynia are currently being explored. The condition is one of exclusion and other vulvovaginal problems should be ruled out.

Possible causes include: genetic predisposition to inflammation,[7] allergy or other sensitivity (for example: oxalates in the urine), an autoimmune disorder similar to lupus erythematosus or to eczema or to lichen sclerosus, infection (e.g.,yeast infectionsbacterial vaginosis, HPV), injury, and neuropathy--including an increased number of nerve endings in the vaginal area. Some cases seem to be negative outcomes of genital surgery, such as a labiectomy.

[edit]Diagnosis

The condition is one of exclusion and other vulvovaginal problems should be ruled out. The diagnosis is based on the typical complaints of the patient, essentially normal physical findings, and the absence of identifiable causes per the differential diagnosis. A cotton “swab test” is used to delineate the areas of pain and categorize their severity. Patients often will describe the touch of a cotton ball as extremely painful, like the scraping of a knife.

Many sufferers will see several doctors before a correct diagnosis is made. Many gynecologists are not familiar with this family of conditions, but awareness has spread with time. Sufferers are also often hesitant to seek treatment for chronic vulvar pain, especially since many women begin experiencing symptoms around the same time they become sexually active. Moreover, the absence of any visible symptoms means that before being successfully diagnosed many patients are told that the pain is "in their head".

[edit]Differential diagnosis

  1. Infections: candidiasisherpesHPV
  2. Inflammation: lichen planus
  3. Neoplasm: Paget's diseasevulvar carcinoma
  4. Neurologic disorder: neuralgia secondary to herpes virus, spinal nerve injury

[edit]Treatment and disease management

There is no uniform treatment approach for vulvodynia or vulvar vestibulitis. Women have shown improved symptoms from a variety of treatments. Some find 100% relief from particular treatments, while others may experience only temporary or partial relief. Responses to the various and many treatments being tried are highly variable, with many patients often trying several treatments over the course of their diagnosis depending upon their levels of relief, the preferred method(s) of their doctor(s), and the affordability of these treatments; many treatments are still experimental and often not covered by health insurance — or the particular doctor using them does not take insurance. Treatments include:

  1. Over the Counter Care: Wearing cotton underwear (no synthetics); avoidance of vulvar irritants (douching, shampoos, perfumes, laundry detergents); gently wash the vaginal area and labia with cool water only – using a washcloth is most effective – but do not use soap; cotton menstrual pads; rinsing and patting dry the vulva afterurination; using a pad when sitting to alleviate pressure.
  2. Lubrication: (for intercourse or used daily to minimize irritation) If you have problems with yeast, or are worried you will, avoid lubricants with glycerine in them, which acts like a sugar and will only add to your problems.Neem oil is a good topical treatment for irritation that is also anti-fungal so very safe if you are prone to yeast, and water-based lubricant are often suggested by doctors. Vitamin E and olive oil can also create bacterial growth so avoid using them topically.
  3. Diet: Following a low-oxalate diet may help those whose urine oxalate levels are high and may be causing or exacerbating irritation. The level of oxalates can be tested by taking a 24-hour urine sample. Those following a low-oxalate diet often take a calcium citrate supplement. There is no evidence that this diet helps sufferers with normal oxalate levels in their urine.
  4. Alternatives to Penetration: Sufferers are often encouraged to explore sexual activity besides penetrative intercourse, which is often a major source of pain. Patients may seek the assistance of a sex therapist to learn specific techniques and ways to maintain a positive image of sexual intimacy and one's body.
  5. Education and accurate information about Vestibulodynia: Gynaecologist-led educational seminars delivered in a group format have a significant positive impact on psychological symptoms and sexual functioning in women who suffer from Provoked (caused by a stimulus such as touch or sexual activity) Vestibulodynia.[8]
  6. Medications: Patients have found variable success using topical creams and gels including estrogen and/or testosterone, often specially made through a compounding pharmacy; oral medicines including testosterone, antidepressants also used for pain disorders (e.g., nortriptyline, amitriptyline), and anti-anxiety drugs; and injectable medications including anesthetics, estrogens, tricyclic antidepressants compounded into a topical form or systemic, local steroids.
  7. BiofeedbackPhysical Therapy and Relaxation: Biofeedback, often done by physical therapists, involves inserting a vaginal sensor to get a sense of the strength of the muscles and help a patient get greater control of her muscles to feel the difference between contraction and relaxation. Sessions are linked with at-home recommendations including often Kegel exercises (e.g., hold for 9 seconds, relax for 30 for 10–15 sets) and relaxation (breathing deep into the gut). Other physical therapy involves direct manipulation of the muscles; the therapist may go inside the vagina and physically press on and stretch the muscles. (One may practice stretching along with Kegel's at home using a dilation kit or series of different size dildos. This is a common treatment for those suffering primarily from vaginismus, but may also help individuals with vaginismus that results from and worsens preexisting pain.) Other therapists encourage strengthening one's core muscles, believing that the pelvic region overcompensates for the work the core muscles should be doing, causing strain and pain.
  8. Injection: This may be performed under CT, flurosocopy/C-arm or ultrasound guidance where the pudendal nerve is identified in its canal (where it is commonly compressed).[9] Usually cortisone and local anaesthetic is injected and in rare cases, the nerve may be destroyed (ablated), if the pain is severe and unrelenting. In the latter instance, the trade off is permanent vulval numbness.
  9. Surgery: Vestibulectomy. During a vestibulectomy, the innervated fibers are excised. A vaginal extension may be performed, in which vaginal tissue is pulled forward and sewn in place of the removed skin. The success rate of a vestibulectomy varies from a low of 60%[10] to as high as 93%.[11][12] There are over 20 studies citing a success rate greater than 80%.[citation needed]

[edit]Mental health

Like many other people suffering from pain disorders, those afflicted with vulvodynia may often be impacted by the frustration of finding a diagnosis, subsequently confronted with an area of medicine that is still in relative infancy. The cause is still unknown and treatment success varies. Therefore, many become frustrated and sometimes depressed with a lower quality of life.[citation needed]


PinkButterfly66
by Emerald Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 4:57 PM


[edit]
Vulvodynia in the media

In Season 4, Episode 2 "The Real Me" of Sex and the City, Charlotte is diagnosed with vulvodynia and prescribed antidepressants. This episode was received with much criticism, notably from the National Vulvodynia Association, which objected to the portrayal of the condition as a fleeting, minor condition. Season 1, Episode 3 ("In Which Addison Finds the Magic") of Private Practice includes a couple seeking treatment for vulvar vestibulitis and vaginismus.

Susanna Kaysen, well known for her novel, Girl, Interrupted, and its film adaptation, has also published The Camera My Mother Gave Me, a novel concerning her own experience with vulvodynia and its debilitating symptoms.

Vulvodynia was featured in the TLC documentary television series Strange Sex episode "Pleasure and Pain".

Vulvodynia (and female sexual dysfunction) was featured in the season 9 True Life episode "I Can't Have Sex."

[edit]See also

[edit]References

  1. ^ Feldhaus-Dahir (2011). "The Causes and Prevalence of Vestibulodynia: A Vulvar Pain Disorder". Urologic Nursing 31 (January/February): 51–54.PMID 21542444.
  2. ^ http://www.icd9data.com/2009/Volume1/580-629/617-629/625/default.htm
  3. ^ http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/vulvodynia
  4. ^ Philip B. Mead; Wesley David Hager; Sebastian Faro (2000). Protocols for infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology. Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 278–.ISBN 978-0-632-04324-8. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  5. ^ National Research Center for Women and Families(October, 2007). "Vulvodynia and Genital Pain". Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  6. ^ Bergeron S, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Meana M, Berkley KJ, Pagidas K (1997). "The treatment of vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: Toward a multimodal approach"Sexual and Relationship Therapy 12 (4): 305–11. DOI:10.1080/02674659708408174.
    Bergeron S, Binik YM, Khalifé S, Pagidas K (1997)."Vulvar vestibulitis syndrome: a critical review"Clin J Pain 13 (1): 27–42. DOI:10.1097/00002508-199703000-00006PMID 9084950.
  7. ^ Gerber S, Bongiovanni AM, Ledger WJ, Witkin SS (March 2003). "Interleukin-1beta gene polymorphism in women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome". Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. 107 (1): 74–7.DOI:10.1016/S0301-2115(02)00276-2.PMID 12593899.
  8. ^ Brotto LA, Sadownik L, Thomson S (February 2010). "Impact of educational seminars on women with provoked vestibulodynia". J Obstet Gynaecol Can 32(2): 132–8. PMID 20181314.
  9. ^ Hough DM, Wittenberg KH, Pawlina W, Maus TP, King BF, Vrtiska TJ, Farrell MA, Antolak SJ Jr. (2003). "Chronic perineal pain caused by pudendal nerve entrapment: anatomy and CT-guided perineural injection technique.". Am J Roentgenol 181 (2): 561–7.PMID 12876048.
  10. ^ Stewart, Elizabeth; Paula Spencer (July 2002). The V Book: A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health. Bantam Trade Paperback. pp. 297–328.ISBN 0-553-38114-8.
  11. ^ Goldstein, Andrew T.; Marinoff, Stanley C.; Christopher, Kurt; Johnson, Crista; Marinoff, SC (2006). "Surgical Treatment of Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome: Outcome Assessment Derived from a Postoperative Questionnaire". The Journal of Sexual Medicine 3 (5): 923–931. DOI:10.1111/j.1743-6109.2006.00303.x.PMID 16942537.
  12. ^ ACOG Committee on Gynecologic Practice (October 2006). "ACOG Committee Opinion: Number 345, October 2006: vulvodynia". Obstet Gynecol 108 (4): 1049–52. PMID 17012483.

http://www.jpowerpoint.com/Vulvodynia--PPT.html

[edit]External links

MamaSwan001
by Gold Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Quoting PinkButterfly66:

Does any of this sound like your symptoms?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a chronic pain syndrome that affects the vulvar area and occurs without an identifiable cause or visible pathology[1] categorized in the ICD-9 group 625—specifically ICD-9 625.7, which is for pain and other disorders of the female genital organs.[2] It refers to pain of thevulva unexplained by vulvar or vaginal infection or skin disease.[3]

The term "vulvodynia" simply refers to "vulvar pain", and does not imply a specific cause.[4]

Pain is the most notable symptom of vulvodynia, and can be characterized as a burning, stinging, irritation or sharp pain that occurs in the vulva, including the labia and entrance to the vagina. It may be constant, intermittent or happening only when the vulva is touched, but vulvodynia is usually defined as lasting for years.[edit]Symptoms

Symptoms may occur in one place or the entire vulvar area. It can occur during or after sexual activity, when tamponsare inserted, or when prolonged pressure is applied to the vulva, such as during sitting, bike riding, or horseback riding.[5] Some cases of vulvodynia appear random where no particular cause can be determined.

[edit]Vulvar vestibulitis

Main article: Vulvar vestibulitis

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS), vestibulodynia, or simply vulvar vestibulitis is vulvodynia localized to the vestibular region. It tends to be associated with a highly localized “burning” or “cutting” type of pain. The pain of vulvodynia may extend into the clitoris; this is referred to as clitorodynia.

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS) is the most common subtype of vulvodynia that affects premenopausal women – the syndrome has been cited as affecting about 10%–15% of women seeking gynecological care.[6]

[edit]Possible causes

A wide variety of possible causes and treatments for vulvodynia are currently being explored. The condition is one of exclusion and other vulvovaginal problems should be ruled out.

Possible causes include: genetic predisposition to inflammation,[7] allergy or other sensitivity (for example: oxalates in the urine), an autoimmune disorder similar to lupus erythematosus or to eczema or to lichen sclerosus, infection (e.g.,yeast infectionsbacterial vaginosis, HPV), injury, and neuropathy--including an increased number of nerve endings in the vaginal area. Some cases seem to be negative outcomes of genital surgery, such as a labiectomy.

[edit]Diagnosis

The condition is one of exclusion and other vulvovaginal problems should be ruled out. The diagnosis is based on the typical complaints of the patient, essentially normal physical findings, and the absence of identifiable causes per the differential diagnosis. A cotton “swab test” is used to delineate the areas of pain and categorize their severity. Patients often will describe the touch of a cotton ball as extremely painful, like the scraping of a knife.

Many sufferers will see several doctors before a correct diagnosis is made. Many gynecologists are not familiar with this family of conditions, but awareness has spread with time. Sufferers are also often hesitant to seek treatment for chronic vulvar pain, especially since many women begin experiencing symptoms around the same time they become sexually active. Moreover, the absence of any visible symptoms means that before being successfully diagnosed many patients are told that the pain is "in their head".

[edit]Differential diagnosis

  1. Infections: candidiasisherpesHPV
  2. Inflammation: lichen planus
  3. Neoplasm: Paget's diseasevulvar carcinoma
  4. Neurologic disorder: neuralgia secondary to herpes virus, spinal nerve injury

[edit]Treatment and disease management

There is no uniform treatment approach for vulvodynia or vulvar vestibulitis. Women have shown improved symptoms from a variety of treatments. Some find 100% relief from particular treatments, while others may experience only temporary or partial relief. Responses to the various and many treatments being tried are highly variable, with many patients often trying several treatments over the course of their diagnosis depending upon their levels of relief, the preferred method(s) of their doctor(s), and the affordability of these treatments; many treatments are still experimental and often not covered by health insurance — or the particular doctor using them does not take insurance. Treatments include:

  1. Over the Counter Care: Wearing cotton underwear (no synthetics); avoidance of vulvar irritants (douching, shampoos, perfumes, laundry detergents); gently wash the vaginal area and labia with cool water only – using a washcloth is most effective – but do not use soap; cotton menstrual pads; rinsing and patting dry the vulva afterurination; using a pad when sitting to alleviate pressure.
  2. Lubrication: (for intercourse or used daily to minimize irritation) If you have problems with yeast, or are worried you will, avoid lubricants with glycerine in them, which acts like a sugar and will only add to your problems.Neem oil is a good topical treatment for irritation that is also anti-fungal so very safe if you are prone to yeast, and water-based lubricant are often suggested by doctors. Vitamin E and olive oil can also create bacterial growth so avoid using them topically.
  3. Diet: Following a low-oxalate diet may help those whose urine oxalate levels are high and may be causing or exacerbating irritation. The level of oxalates can be tested by taking a 24-hour urine sample. Those following a low-oxalate diet often take a calcium citrate supplement. There is no evidence that this diet helps sufferers with normal oxalate levels in their urine.
  4. Alternatives to Penetration: Sufferers are often encouraged to explore sexual activity besides penetrative intercourse, which is often a major source of pain. Patients may seek the assistance of a sex therapist to learn specific techniques and ways to maintain a positive image of sexual intimacy and one's body.
  5. Education and accurate information about Vestibulodynia: Gynaecologist-led educational seminars delivered in a group format have a significant positive impact on psychological symptoms and sexual functioning in women who suffer from Provoked (caused by a stimulus such as touch or sexual activity) Vestibulodynia.[8]
  6. Medications: Patients have found variable success using topical creams and gels including estrogen and/or testosterone, often specially made through a compounding pharmacy; oral medicines including testosterone, antidepressants also used for pain disorders (e.g., nortriptyline, amitriptyline), and anti-anxiety drugs; and injectable medications including anesthetics, estrogens, tricyclic antidepressants compounded into a topical form or systemic, local steroids.
  7. BiofeedbackPhysical Therapy and Relaxation: Biofeedback, often done by physical therapists, involves inserting a vaginal sensor to get a sense of the strength of the muscles and help a patient get greater control of her muscles to feel the difference between contraction and relaxation. Sessions are linked with at-home recommendations including often Kegel exercises (e.g., hold for 9 seconds, relax for 30 for 10–15 sets) and relaxation (breathing deep into the gut). Other physical therapy involves direct manipulation of the muscles; the therapist may go inside the vagina and physically press on and stretch the muscles. (One may practice stretching along with Kegel's at home using a dilation kit or series of different size dildos. This is a common treatment for those suffering primarily from vaginismus, but may also help individuals with vaginismus that results from and worsens preexisting pain.) Other therapists encourage strengthening one's core muscles, believing that the pelvic region overcompensates for the work the core muscles should be doing, causing strain and pain.
  8. Injection: This may be performed under CT, flurosocopy/C-arm or ultrasound guidance where the pudendal nerve is identified in its canal (where it is commonly compressed).[9] Usually cortisone and local anaesthetic is injected and in rare cases, the nerve may be destroyed (ablated), if the pain is severe and unrelenting. In the latter instance, the trade off is permanent vulval numbness.
  9. Surgery: Vestibulectomy. During a vestibulectomy, the innervated fibers are excised. A vaginal extension may be performed, in which vaginal tissue is pulled forward and sewn in place of the removed skin. The success rate of a vestibulectomy varies from a low of 60%[10] to as high as 93%.[11][12] There are over 20 studies citing a success rate greater than 80%.[citation needed]

[edit]Mental health

Like many other people suffering from pain disorders, those afflicted with vulvodynia may often be impacted by the frustration of finding a diagnosis, subsequently confronted with an area of medicine that is still in relative infancy. The cause is still unknown and treatment success varies. Therefore, many become frustrated and sometimes depressed with a lower quality of life.[citation needed]




Thankyou for the information, I will do further research I do not trust wiki sorces and I only haveing burning when and after sex and it started when I was pregnant. I need to see a doctor just haven't gotten around to it. :p
MamaSwan001
by Gold Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Quoting notjstasocermom:

you could have a UTI or maybe its psychological and therapy might help. if you are worried about the dr, you can go to a drugstore and get a test to see if you have a UTI


,http://www.azoproducts.com/products/azo_test_strips



I do not think it is a uti but I will have a doctor test me I just need to find one. It only seems to burn durring sex and I think it is a mix of hormones and psychological issues. It is very hard for me to relax during sex I always think of different things :/ I feel bad I have to force myself to keep thinking about what were doing and being comfortable with it.
MamaSwan001
by Gold Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Quoting Anonymous:

I had this same thing after my second son. It hurt so bad I would almost be in tears. I did talk to my dr. and after several tests he switched my pills. I think the slight change in hormones made a huge difference. It slowly got better and is now better than ever. Talk to a dr who takes you seriously and you feel comfortable with. I wish you luck!



Thankyou it is different each time some times it is realy bad and others almost no existent. I need to see a doctor :/
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