Edit: I WAS CURED AFTER 22 YEARS! I had a vestibulectomy Dec. 2016. The recovery was easier for me than having sex ever was. It took about 5 weeks. I have included my recovery photos. Look for the blogpost "I'm Cured!" and "My Vestibulectomy".

I’m a great woman with a pissed-off vulva. I have “primary vestibulitis." Most people are uncomfortable discussing their genital pain in public. My hope is that my obsession to find help for myself will make your experience shorter, easier, and less painful. P.S. Recently "vestibulitis" has been renamed to "vestibulodynia."

Biopsy of the Vestibule

For years no doctor would biopsy my vestibular skin saying it would only add to the trauma. Finally, I encountered a gynecologist who suggested it was appropriate. It is done in the doctor's office and consists of a lidocaine injection (the painful part) and then a 3mm "punch" that extracts a tiny amount of skin. One stitch that dissolves on its own. No pain afterwards. Easy peasy. The results came back as "minimally chronic inflammation." Unfortunately, inflammation is not well understood medically. I have added ibuprofen into the mix to see if that will help because it is an anti-inflammatory. I am also strictly following my allergy diet.

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