Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Last Silver Nitrate Treatment

I haven't written about my surgery in a while so I thought I'd write an update. I went to my family doctor once again today for a silver nitrate treatment. He found one very small area left to treat that was visible. I also had the joy of a first time experience with the speculum. It actually wasn't too bad but mind you, I had dilated close to an hour before. Apparently everything looked good inside except for another small spot of granulation tissue. With both of those areas treated, my doctor was pretty sure this would be my last treatment. I am so excited and happy about that!

Sensitivity has been coming back and therefore more achey pain. I've been back to taking ibuprofen regularly. Also some of the swelling has finally started to go down more and that is very welcome. The last little issue to work through is the fact that my labia minora is still slightly stuck together in the middle, completely covering the clitoris. My surgeon has prescribed a silvadine cream to use on the area and my family doctor actually confirmed that the use of that should help. He said that they sometimes saw similar issues in young girls and the cream helped.

Also, my estrogen levels are stable with my current injection dosage. All in all things are mostly back to normal at almost 4 months post-op.

3 comments:

Lucy Melford said...

All very good news, and no wonder you're much happier.

It's debatable whether pronounced labia minora are worth having. Some natal women say they make their genital area look untidy; and they can of course get in the way during intercourse, so that the man has to spread them apart to allow penetration. There is a snag with every possible arrangement!

LucyAll very good news, and no wonder you're much happier.

It's debatable whether pronounced labia minora are worth having. Some natal women say they make their genital area look untidy; and they can of course get in the way during intercourse, so that the man has to spread them apart to allow penetration. There is a snag with every possible arrangement!

Lucy

Ariel said...

I've heard of that happening with the labia minora. In fact, I know of someone who had a minor revision to open up the area around the clitoris. I hope the cream works so you won't need that!

Debra said...

Thanks both of you. Yes it would be preferrable to not need a revision but I think it's enough of a problem to warrant doing something about it.

I am hoping the cream at least helps.

That being said, if this is the only worry I have going forward, I'm probably doing pretty darn good! ;)

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