Apr 01, 2006 - 10:49 pm
Hello! On March 28, I had laser surgery to remove some areas on my vulva that were diagnosed as VIN I. It was outpatient surgery and really wasn't a big deal at the time. That night, when I got home and looked at the area, I was shocked. I felt so mutilated and sad. The first few days, I was fine. I felt very little pain around the area. Since last night though, I have felt extreme pain (burning) around the area after urination. The pain only lasts about 30 seconds but it feels like a lifetime. It is so painful. I have been taking baths. I also have this cream that they gave me that is supposed to help the pain. The only pain medication I was given was Tylenol with Codeine. I can't take that all the time because the codeine knocks me out. Does anyone have any hints to help me speed up this healing process? Or is this pain I am feeling abnormal? My follow-up with my GYN isn't until April 24. Should I call her with my concerns or is this just a normal part of the healing process?