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Forum Name: Gynecology
|sazzyfizz - Mon Dec 29, 2008 8:36 am||
vulvodynia.....?? ive read up on some of the questions already asked and the closest thing iv found is vulvodynia... i don't no much about this and im not even sure if thats wat i have some of the women that commented on this have been experiencing pain and symptoms 4 a long enough period of time but mine has only been recently.... a few days ( 26 dec) . its seems 2 have started after i has sex that night. i have a clear discharge to, more than usual it hasn't really got a bad odour. there is a certain part that hurts more than the rest in my inner vulva. its extremly painfull at times especially after urinating. I i atempted 2 see if there was anythin up there and it felt different like my vagina was a differnent shape than usual, there was a bigger lump. its all happened really quikly (overnight). i also have had a slight spotting but think that was probably from shaving??? im worried and don't no how serious this is.... is there any cream or over the counter medicine i could try?? im really don't want to do the doctors i no i should but im scared :( please help.
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Jan 04, 2009 10:53 pm||
Vulvodynia is a term that inidicates pain of the vulva (dynia indicates pain). So, technically speaking, what you are describing does fit into the term vulvodynia. However, this is not a diagnosis in itself, only a symptom. Given the rapid onset and the occurrence after intercourse, I am concerned that you may have a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
I would strongly recommend you see your doctor or visit a clinic to be tested. If you prefer, there are often anonymous health clinics for STD testing. Your local health department can help locate these for you. I would also suggest not using home treatments at this point since for many STD's, home treatments are not effective and could potentially make the diagnosis harder to determine.
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