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Just had Vulvectomy

kaytie22
Posts: 15
Joined: Apr 2012

I had a Simple Vulvectomy on Thursday morning as well as some laser near the outter edges and around the clitoris for VIN 3. I stayed 1 night in the hospital and came home yesterday evening. They sent me home with 600mg ibprofen and 2mg Dilaudid which I can take 1-2 ever 3 hours. I am in SO much pain... I can hardly move without crying... I've used ice packs and taken meds and done everything I can think of and it's not helping... Any suggestions? How long will it be this bad?

Thanks Everyone

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ppaseka
Posts: 66
Joined: Oct 2011

My wife said to keep from moving around anymore than you have too. Use a spritz bottle and a blow dryer instead of wiping. Hang tough, it will get better. We are praying for you.

tammysalterego
Posts: 5
Joined: Apr 2012

I had a wide local excision of two lesions located in and outside of my vagina. Two days later my sutures failed and they could resuture. You have to stay down as much as possible. Use the squirt bottle. Don't wear panties until you are fully healed. It will take a couple of weeks until the pain is gone. Sorry you are hurting. It's a pain no woman should have to go thru. I had dilaudid in the hospital but used percocets at home. If the pain pills are not working, maybe you should change to a different pill.

Sue12
Posts: 4
Joined: Oct 2011

hi, I had radical vulvectomy last Nov , with reconstruction to my vulva area ( taken from leg muscle) I also have a colostomy bag. I won't go into the whole story here but just wanted to mention that I had a very good wound nurse who suggested Manuka honey dressing. Its available on the NHS ( Im in UK) It worked a treat and smelled nice too! In the hospital they suggested drying myself with a hairdryer after every wash but this nurse felt that the heat could destroy the new cells and therefore slow down healing.Getting lots of air to the area is good too but try the manuka honey if you can.It does take time but will heal eventually.Good luck!

Toast
Posts: 33
Joined: May 2010

Hey Kaytie, how are you feeling? Having surgery in such a tender location = misery.

Toast
Posts: 33
Joined: May 2010

Hey Kaytie, how are you feeling? Having surgery in such a tender location = misery.

Toast
Posts: 33
Joined: May 2010

Hey Kaytie, how are you feeling? Having surgery in such a tender location = misery.

kaytie22
Posts: 15
Joined: Apr 2012

I haven't seen this until now. Healing took awhile and right after that I started chemo and radiation which ended in July. Physically I am healed. Emotionally, I'm not so sure. For the most part I feel like I am okay but have not been able to have a sex life since April and it is wearing on my husband and I. In addition to that, my overies did get some of the radiation and I haven't had a period since July so I am starting to come to the realization that it caused fertility issues. I'll go in for blood tests within the next few weeks.

I had my first check up back in September and the doctors had high hopes and even was able to get my port removed.

mnc
Posts: 3
Joined: May 2013

noticed a change in color 2 days after surgery and laser from pink to purplish. very uncomfortable plus a change from no odor to an odd odor. also have a catheter as edge of urethra was treated. called doctor said change in color during healing from stitches and laser happens. no fever and little discharge and urine clear. watching closely. any thoughts? thanks m

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Andeoup
Posts: 6
Joined: Apr 2013

The pain is terrible... Much TLC....

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