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After surgery VIN2/3

Talulah B
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I wonder if you could advise me on my situation.I had Argon Cauterisation of vulval lesion(s) on 6/06/2019, and I am struggling with the pain, I was given CHLORAMPHENICOL1% w/w eye ointment to apply twice a day for 5 days. My situation at the moment is I have lot of pain , when having a bowel movement and passing urine. I was advised to take paracetamol every 4hours and Ibrufen every 2 hours., taking these medications gave me constipation and indigestion, so opted to take solpadeine every 4 hours, which has now caused there any other form of medication or cream that I  could take to ease this pain. I am concerned that this situation is not improving, I am not getting a good night sleep due to frequency of passing urine and efforts in keeping myself free from infection by continuously cleansing the area with warm soapy water and using a hairdryer to dry the area as much as I  possibly can. Can you please suggest how I can cope with this as it is really getting me down and getting quite depressed as there does not appear to be any improvement in the lesions. I look forward to receiving your response.

JaneL - Macmillan
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 Hi Talulah B

Thanks for getting in touch and welcome to the Online Community. It does sound as if you are having a difficult time after your cauterisation for VIN.  But it’s good to hear  that you’ve had treatment for these pre-cancerous cells.

If your pain is worsening, you should contact your GP or the 111 services to review your pain relief. And it’s important that you are examined to make sure there are no signs of infection either at the site of treatment or in your urine. They can also make sure that the lesions are responding to the treatment and will be able to prescribe some medication to help with the constipation. It may be that they will need to refer you back to your gynaecologist if you are in so much pain and discomfort that you are unable to sleep.

I hope this was information was helpful.

Best Wishes

Jane Macmillan Information Nurse Specialist