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  • Do any of you not feel any pain in your bladder but in your vagina?

    Hi everyone,


    I have recently been having a burning feeling in my clitoris and vaginal area every time i have to pee.....im in pain when i need to pee and then the pain is gone for a little while once i go to the bathroom.....the thing is, Ive started the birth control pill yasmin two months ago and ever since then my bladder pain is gone but my vagina hurts when i have to pee, i hate the burning feeling down there! Can anyone tell me whats going on??? TIA!!!!!!

  • #2
    hey alina... I too have experience pain in the vagina

    Hey there... You are not alone... After being newly diagonsed with I.C. I explained to the doctor about the pain I would have in my vagina also. It's not always just my bladder, but sometimes just the vagina or in both areas. He diagnosed me with Vulvar Vestibulitus, that was causing the pain in my vagina. Peeing was miserable and sex was out of the question for quite some time... I have to use Ivory (plain white) bar soap down there, I have to wash my panties in All Clear-perfume free detergent, we can not use condoms as it irritates me, and I take warm sitz baths when flared up and it relieves the pain. Now, I am proud to say, I have this under control and I am freely having enjoyable sex with my husband thanks to lots of lubricant. I am careful with the products I use that my vagina comes in contact with...Hope this helps... God Bless

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    • #3
      vaginal pain

      When my ic really hit the roof after years of smaller incidences, I noticed the clitoral and vaginal pain. A co-worker (who had lots of bacterial bladder infections) mentioned "parsley tea" - which I made and drank a bunch of that's when I noticed the pain you mentioned.
      Low and behold, I couldn't even wear pants due to the pain. I believe it was partly due to a high oxilate level (found in parsley) plus pelvic floor dysfunction. Maybe a low oxilate diet would help? Good luck.

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      • #4
        Hello

        Yes this is called vulvodyina which I have suffered with for two years. Its linked with IC and very common and I have these same symptoms which you have.
        You will have to see a vulval specialist or gynocologist to be diagnosed but you are not alone!
        I have this same burning pain which sometime is so bad I lie on the floor screaming. I once had pain so bad in my clitoris I had to have morphine, ouch it was painful!

        Once you have been diagnosed you will feel better. Check out the thread on vulvodyina you will find lots of information and support on here.

        good luck and welcome

        p.s any questions you have on vulvodyina please feel free to PM mex
        Started with symptoms 2004 after a severe infection.
        Was diagnosed with IC Feb 2006 after cystoscopy.
        Diagnosed with vulvodyina and PN in july 2006.
        Dignosed with ME and IBS Oct 2006.
        Currently taking Amytriptaline 50mg, regular pain killers and birth control!
        Also doing IC diet and regular use of heat packs.
        Still struggling with IC and controling my symptoms so looking for some help

        also recently had abnormal pap, CIN III and just had LEEP done 2007

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        • #5
          thanks so much guys...its really not external pain but internal, is that still vulvar vestibulitis???

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          • #6
            Hi Alina

            yep anything which affects the vula/vagina is vulvodyina or vestibulitis
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            Started with symptoms 2004 after a severe infection.
            Was diagnosed with IC Feb 2006 after cystoscopy.
            Diagnosed with vulvodyina and PN in july 2006.
            Dignosed with ME and IBS Oct 2006.
            Currently taking Amytriptaline 50mg, regular pain killers and birth control!
            Also doing IC diet and regular use of heat packs.
            Still struggling with IC and controling my symptoms so looking for some help

            also recently had abnormal pap, CIN III and just had LEEP done 2007

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            • #7
              One thing you might consider is changing birth control meds to see if that helps.

              Donna
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              • #8
                Hey Alina... Yes, my pain was also internal... Have you talked to your gyn? He or she can do some test to see if it is vulvar vestibulitus... good luck, I can sympathize with your pain. keep in touch and let me know your progress.. God Bless

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                • #9
                  are there any alternative remedies for vulvar vestibulitis? my gyno wanted me to use some estrogen cream but i heard that leads to atrophy after long term use...suggestions??? TIA:woohoo:

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                  • #10
                    It does sound a lot like VV, but another thing to consider and ask your doctor about is pelvic floor dysfunction. PFD can be the cause of urethral and vaginal pain. PT by a physical therapist knowledgeable and experienced in treating PFD can be quite helpful.
                    Annie

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                    • #11
                      I have PFD and IC and have horrible vaginal pain some days. The PFD pain usually feels like an ache, almost like something very large and heavy is "parked" between my legs. I also have very sharp, shooting vaginal pains that can hurt so bad I have to lie down. My Urologist's nurse said that bladder spams can feel like that and Ditropan does help to prevent and relieve my sharp vaginal pains.
                      Hope you find relief soon!
                      Rachel
                      DX's:
                      IC; PFD; possible Fibromyalgia; IBS;

                      Symptoms: Frequency, Urgency, pelvic and bladder pain, bladder and pelvic spasms, difficulty starting urination, weak stream, incontinence, vaginal and urethral pain

                      I've Tried:
                      three Hydrodistentions, various Rescue Installments; 6 DSMO treatments; Pyridium Plus; Proced; Detrol (patch); Elavil; Uricet K; Elmiron; Nortiptyline; Ultram; Allegra; Ditropan; Ditropan ER; Vesicare; regular Lidocain; Neurontin; Lyrica; and few more I can't remember!
                      Currently using:
                      Valium; Vicadin; Proced DS; Claritin; Buffered Lidocain; Cymbalta; Baclofen; Prazosin @ night (also on Prednisone and Adderall for my joint pain and severe fatigue)
                      Heating pads; frozen water bottles; A&D ointment; Poise pads; IC dieter since 8/06; yoga; imagery & relaxation CD, Mindfullness, self healing CD's; hot baths; seat cushion; prayer
                      I am 28 yrs old, dx'ed in '06, still trying to get my health undercontrol!!

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                      • #12
                        I have to say, when I was first diagnosed it was because of this type of pain EXACTLY. I had recently had a baby and was nursing too, my dr kept trying to link it to that and didn't take me serious. I stopped nursing due to the baby, and didn't take anything for BC cuz I was afraid of what was wrong, it finally got so bad and I hadn't been nursing for over a month so they could not blame it on that and I still wasn't takin serious. I switched drs and he knew immediately what was wrong so this is certainly normal. Hope you get a good dr and things get better.
                        Mrs. Ridings


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                        Loestrin 24(to prevent period induced flares)
                        Elmiron since Feb.'07 for a year and half
                        Atenolol for Migraines(caused by elmiron) since June '07(Had to have the amount doubled)
                        Tried Prevacid didn't work.
                        Tried Axert for migraines didn't work.
                        Tried Frova for migraines made worse.
                        Atarax Feb.'07-Feb'08
                        Used to take IBS meds of all kinds, now I use Yerba Mate guayaki drinks, eating lots of fiber and flax seed, and taking probiotics and added magnesium. My probiotics help w/ flares too.


                        Now for the occasional flare related to stress, I take probiotic eleven and marshmallow root and it will make it stop and Im fine again. Otherwise I dont have many problems w/ my severe IC like I used to.Thank God!

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                        • #13
                          I Also Have That Terrible Pain Down There. My Doctor Told Me That Its All Connected, Since You Have Bladder Pain, You Tense Your Muscles (unvoluntarily, Of Course) Down There Up To A Point That They Harden And Thats Why Physical Therapy Is A Must And Of Great Help. Your Bladder Has To Do A Tremendous Effort To Empty Itself Having To Push The Urine Through Those Tense Muscles And Most Of The Time Thats Why We Are Left With Urgency, Because We Cannot Empty Completely.
                          I´m Starting With The Therapy In A Week Because I Just Had A Hysterectomy And Hydrodistention 3 Weeks Ago And Just Not Feeling Very Well. I Really Hope It Makes A Difference.
                          Good Luck,
                          Mo

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                          • #14
                            Qestion about PT

                            Originally posted by Annie2 View Post
                            It does sound a lot like VV, but another thing to consider and ask your doctor about is pelvic floor dysfunction. PFD can be the cause of urethral and vaginal pain. PT by a physical therapist knowledgeable and experienced in treating PFD can be quite helpful.
                            I hope I'm asking this question in the right place. I'm trying to get the hang of asking and answering in a forum like this one - thanks for the patience.

                            I have that kind of pain too, and was wondering just what a physical therapist does for this? Can it be done at home? I just moved to a rather rural place, no "big" city for about 100 miles with lots of bad weather. I was just recently diagnosed with IC, but feel a lot of the same symptoms everyone here is describing, too. Not so much burning sensation as pain in the vulva-clitorial area, especially when sitting down. So I don't know if I should see a gyn first or do instills that my urogolist wants me to do.

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                            • #15
                              hope this helps

                              You might want to try the installs to get a start on things..then see about the pfd. Some of the exercises I was able to do at home, but the therapist had to do some, too (which included internal vaginal massage/trigger points) -quite interesting to say the least. But, it did help.
                              Good luck.

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