Is there a doctor at Mayo who specializes in rare vulvolvaginal disorders?
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@annieecruz Contact Mayo at http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
Not sure which campus you may be located closest to. This type disorder would be under the gynecological department.
I hope this helps you, and that you will let me know what you are able to find out?
@gingerw I understand that. I was looking for possible doctor recommendations from others who have similar disorders who have seen Mayo doctors.
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Hi @annieecruz. Here is some information about the Center for Women's Health at Mayo in Rochester
Center for Women's Health https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/womens-health/center-for-womens-health/overview
Obstetrics and Gynecology https://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/obstetrics-gynecology/sections/overview/ovc-20423739
The advantage at Mayo Clinic is that you benefit from a multidisciplinary team approach, meaning you get a team of experts not just one expert.
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Cocoa you are searching for a doctor so my response is off topic and you haven't shared yours symptom's, but I want to let you know I searched for years trying to find a doctor to treat the burning and itching in my vulva and vaginal area. The gynecologists' I saw called it heat rash or yeast issues, yet I didn't test positive to the yeast swab. It wasn't heat rash. I saw a new gynocolgist who said a biopsy of the tissue for internal yeast was possible; warned it was painful, but I was miserable and out of options and considered it. In the past I had been treated with anti yeast medicines and cortisone cream.
This is a real life testimonial and if you haven't tried dietary changes you should consider it.
I am clear today and have been for 3 years plus not because of any doctor I ever went to. I came accross at the library book sale a book for 25 cents, The Yeast Connection Handbook, by William Crooke Md. It's still in print today. Crooke is a pioneer suggesting that foods can be tied to diseases. He ties yeast, the living organisms which live inside our body and thrive in our colon. He explains how yeast raises our inflammation causing many diseases. Yeast feed upon sugar, not only processed but natural sugars and carbs which turn into sugar. As we age our intestinal lining thin causes the term, "leaky" gut, the waste from the yeast then passes through getting into our blood stream thus raising inflammation. We need to starve our yeast to death, yeast doesn't want to die and will make you miserable screaming at your brain for sugar until it dies out. HIs book is short, simple, filled with hand drawn illustrations of what is happening inside our bodies, so basic and written for the layperson the lights came on inside my head. I could follow his logic. I've never been overweight, never dieted, never ate junk food and didn't considered myself to have a sweet tooth, just ice cream now and then or a dessert, so in my late 60's I was shocked at the difficulty during the initial 2 month detox period. Sugar doesn't want to die, giving it up will consume your thoughts every minute. Yet once you kill it off it can no longer send messages to your brain demanding sugar and your cravings will go away.
Today I still avoid all processed sugar, yet eat several serving of fruit and have carbs 1-2 meals a day and have had no recurrence of the intense burning and misery I dealt with for a decade. Intercourse is back to normal.
There are other details in the book, simple things like eating probiotic yogurt daily and such. If you or others were in as much pain as I was you will be motivated to try dietary changes.
I know your misery, good luck.
Treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, particularly for women in their 80s, including surgical and nonsurgical options.
where can I find information about pelvic organ prolapse treatment?
In my case, I got information from urogynecologists, a nurse practitioner in a urogynecology practice, and research of my own. I checked sites online, such as Mayo Clinic, and contacted Stanford University Medical Library, which will do a literature search for you and send you information via email or snail mail. It's a free service, but they will occasionally ask for a donation. I have described my experience with this issue several times on the Mayo Clinic Connect site, which is searchable. I'm sure that one of the moderators on the site can help you locate the comments I provided. Good luck.
Have you considered physical therapy? I know, sounds weird. A friend of mine mentioned she was going to physical therapy for pelvic floor therapy. Two years later, when my symptoms were getting worse, I was seeing physical therapy for my back. I asked my doctor to write me an order for pelvic floor training. Wow! It made a huge difference. Granted, I have to do the excercises regularly. It’s so worth it. Looking forward to visiting my GYN next eeek. He will no longer be saying I’m going to need surgery. I highly recommend you find a good physical therapist who will show you how to do this.
I tried a very good pelvic floor specialist but it just didn’t work for me. She was trained the ortho pt and Herman Wallace. So I now use “Hab it” DVD by Tasha Mulligan with good results. She now has a website and you can choose between DVD or streaming download. Very educational and helpful. Wishing you the best.
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