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KathyLauren

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I had my zero-depth vaginoplasty / vulvoplasty five weeks ago.  In the last week, I have been getting sensations remarkably similar to erections, except there is nothing "out front".  It happens annoyingly often, and is physically uncomfortable, since tissues that are still somewhat swollen feel like they are being stretched more.

I suppose that there some erectile tissue left in there that is doing this.  Is it normal for it to be this active at this stage?  Will it settle down to being active only at appropriate times?  Is it always going to be this uncomfortable?

I have emailed the duty nurse at Dr. Brassard's clinic, who is the only staff member accessible due to the Covid-19 shutdown.  However, I don't expect a reply before Monday or Tuesday.

One good result of this is that I think I have located my clitoris.  It wasn't obvious.  I wish there was a map of what went where.  I have watched animations of full-depth vaginoplasty, but the zero-depth version is a bit different, and I have not found a map or animation for it.  It is left to the patient to explore on her own.  So, if anyone has a diagram or links to an animation, please PM me.

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Some call it Phantom Limb syndrome, as where a person has had a limb amputated but still feel the limb. It is a matter of nerves that were cut in the surgery and possibly re-positioned telling your brain they are still where they used to be.  The other likelihood is that some of the erectile tissue is involved in your clitoris and vulva construction.  I forget who your surgeon was, but Brassard does put erectile tissue into those areas, as did my surgeon (Bowers) and they have the nerves in them, but not where they used to be.  As your healing swelling goes down the nerves will re-map in your brain and things will begin to feel right. My clitoris took nearly a year to get its best shape and sensitivity. 

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6 hours ago, VickySGV said:

The other likelihood is that some of the erectile tissue is involved in your clitoris and vulva construction.  I forget who your surgeon was, but Brassard does put erectile tissue into those areas, as did my surgeon (Bowers) and they have the nerves in them, but not where they used to be. 

I would think this is a common practice.  Its important so you can nerve sensations in that area.  Getting aroused is a new feeling that may take a while to get used to.  

 

As to your clitoris, it should be there at the base of your pubic bone but shrouded somewhat.  Mine was fairly sensitive early on to the point I was afraid to touch it!    I think genital areas are all the same and all different.  You just have to get out the mirror and check out yours.  

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