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Vulvar swelling

Postby sugarcookie87 » Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:03 pm

My nerve was damaged during and internal vaginal ultrasound at an ER, I went in for stomach pain. It hurt so bad, the pain went up my spine it was horrific. I told them what happened, the doctors only offered me pain meds. I could not walk immediately after, my husband dragged me to the car, literally. I thought they dislocated my tailbone.That evening my lower back and bottom were extremely hot, and the pain radiated up my back. I returned to ER in the middle of the night explaining what happened, they did nothing. I went to my doctor and he told me to lay down for a week to let the coccyx heal. I felt better after a week. Then I had an unusual fever or 103 with no other symptoms. Two weeks later, my labia began to swell. I went to Doc and they said it was a yeast infection even though I tested neg. Days later, my clitoris began to to hurt, extremely! Then my whole vulva swelled, I felt like I was pumped up with whipped cream! I became hypersensitive in my entire pelvic region as well as lower back. The doctors said I had BV and gave me antibiotics. Of course it did not work. I explained I believe they damaged a nerve down there because I was constantly tingling in the pelvic region, mostly between the rectum and vagina. I thought I had colon cancer on top of everything. He gave me Neurontin, it helped a little. But before my period each month my entire vulva swells and becomes sensitive more so than normal. I have every single pudendal neuroalgia or entrapment symptoms, but no one seems to have vulvar swelling but me. Is something else happening to me??? I am getting physical therapy and doing acupuncture. So far, I have seen 8 doctors, no one can explain the swelling. What's happening to me?
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Re: Vulvar swelling

Postby Violet M » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:27 am

Did you ever have an MRI to make sure there wasn't something impinging on the nerve roots in your spine or sacral area?

I seen several PN patients post that they have swelling in the vulvar area but it's not a real common symptom with PN. Theoretically it would make sense because the nerves control the constriction of the blood vessels but really for a proper diagnosis, you may want to go to one of the PN specialists.

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PNE since 2002. Started from weightlifting. PNE surgery from Dr. Bautrant, Oct 2004. Pain now is usually a 0 and I can sit for hours on certain chairs. No longer take medication for PNE. Can work full time and do "The Firm" exercise program. 99% cured from PGAD. PNE surgery was right for me but it might not be for you. Do your research.
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