Nov 09, 2010
For the past 2-3 years, my vagina lips swell while masturbation, being touched or rubbed, and during and after sexual intercourses.
I've been with the same partner for the past 4 years. And yes, I've had other partners before him but had never experienced this previously. Before these symptoms, I truly enjoyed sex: everything about it arouses me. I must say that, at the time where my lips started to inflate, I was into rough sex. Yet, I have had rough sex for years and enjoyed it, and never experienced this.
Two years ago, as I was having sex with my bf, something stung me inside of my vagina. It felt like a bee had stung me, near my pelvic. It felt like a pinch yet it felt like an enormous button had exploded and caused an eruption of fire and rupture inside my vagina. My minor labia (inner vagina lips) inflated till they eventually came out completely of my vagina (hanging out literary). They looked like a hamburger! It felt numb, swollen, and full of blood. It was extremely painful and sore, so I applied all over my vagina Vaseline: at least when I walked, they wouldn’t get dry that easily and burn even more by rubbing against my thighs. That day, my inflation was so severe and heavy (lasted for more than 4 hours), that I had the time to visit 2 clinics. The doctors who checked me asked me what happened, but were still clueless at the sight of my inflation. So they simply prescribed me de-inflammatory pills.
Ever since then, my labia swells and inflates whenever sex is involved (in general, it inflates less than an hour though). After the inflation, my labia is still excessively numb and feels like it’s ready to explode all kinds.
I did everything in my powers to comprehend what was going on; I went to several clinics and hospitals, got tested several times, visited my gynaecologist and even countless other doctors, more than I should of had, to get answers. But absolutely nothing was found: they told me to change positions, to be sure to get aroused, to really want to have sex, and to use lubrificant. One doctor was convinced that it had nothing to do with sex (when I clearly told him that the inflation occurred with sexual events) and suggested me to wear cotton underwear, and perhaps stop using condom (which I am not allergic to). All of these advices were useless.
For the past 3 years, I seek desperately help from professionals: I’ve been analyzed through tests, but nothing. They said that everything is perfect.
Not only does my minor labia inflates, but other odd phenomenon have occurred: my vagina itches till a point where I bleed, whereas sometimes skin just peels off on the major labia and bleeds on its own (without any discomfort). Red dots, random rashes, odd white pimples, and small “mosquito”-looking bite on the top of my vagina were found. But they all come and leave, quickly.
Whenever I address my concerns to doctors, they look and see nothing (obviously, because my rashes, inflation, irritations, pimples,etc., come and go, so quickly, that they disappear by the time I can even get an appointment to see the doctors). They took samples, sent them to the lab, analyze it all and advise me that there’s nothing wrong: that I’m “normal”. With all of these issues, I doubt that I'm in a "normal" state.
I'm hopeless. Whenever I think about my situation, I can't help myself but to cry. I feel like if I have a disease. I feel like someone just snatched me away from myself. Doctors and professionals in this field do not seem to know what’s going on with me. Personally, the vagina is the most valuable thing in my life: it represents my femininity, personality, power, goals, my identify, my future, and my being. And the fact that it's "dysfunctional" makes me feel like another person, with no needs and wants, and can't do anything about it. I've lost my sexual appeal and empowerment (which I was so grateful for).
Doctors oversimplify and overlook my situation. Because of this, I found myself constantly thinking and reflecting upon it, making me go crazy. I believe I have even developed mental issues regarding sex (never being fully aroused, worrying about pain, at a point where I really don't enjoy having sex because of all of these associations), and all of it just emphasis and worsening this "illness". I think at this point, I have further diseases and need to consult a sex therapist specialist.
If anyone have similar issues, if anyone knows what I’m going through or has an idea of what I could possibly do, please help me, I would be MORE than thankful.