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My sister is complaining of a pain behind belly button, numbness in her vulva and then pleasure during sex and this is a cont pattern. What to do ?

My sister is complaining of a pain behind belly button, numbness in her vulva and then pleasure during sex and this is a cont pattern. What to do ?

What 2 do? Encourage: ..her to see a doctor. Her gynecologist is a reasonable first step to check for physical abnormalities. Lack of pleasure with sex can be caused by life stress, fatigue, neurologic problems such as MS, some medications, depression, marital conflict...the list is long. Only a skilled, attentive physician can sort all this out. Best wishes to both of you! Dr. Anne ...Read more

Vulva (Definition)

The external female genitalia including the mons pubis, labia majora and minor, clitoris, vestibule, ...Read more


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Random tingling all over body for several weeks now; outer vulva feels sore; and today leg's numb. Very worried I have cancer/hiv. History of anxiety?

Random tingling all over body for several weeks now; outer vulva feels sore; and today leg's numb. Very worried I have cancer/hiv. History of anxiety?

Suspect paresthesia: This may be Paresthesias which by definition is uncomfortable skin sensations. It is not related to cancer or hiv but is benign. You need to see your physician to clarify your symptoms to see if there are additional explanations of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes vagina numbness?

What causes vagina numbness?

Explain more: If by " vagina" you mean inside vagina I have to say that actually the mucosal membranes inside the vagina does not have sensitivity like you have on your skin. But if you mean the vulva which is the outer part between the labias then using some lubricants or gels for the sexual activity nay cause temporary numbness. ...Read more

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I have on the numbness in my vagina. Only on the right side. Not in the inside just on the outside.

I have on the numbness in my vagina. Only on the right side. Not in the inside just on the outside.

Inside/outside job: The numbness on the labia could be due to any number of reasons. Have a GYN MD check the area during an examination and they will do a thorough "job". ...Read more

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Why would my outter vagina lips feel numb or tingly and tight ? The numbness is only for a little while this only happened about 4 times. What's wrong

Why would my outter vagina lips feel numb or tingly and tight ? The numbness is only for a little while this only happened about 4 times. What's wrong

Normal?: Could very well be normal. Might be a sign of an infection trying to get started, (yeast), might be related to tight fitting clothes. Wait and watch and avoid the above. ...Read more

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Numbness inside my vagina after a c-section? Not feeling my uterus contract? Numbness around my anus? Be caused by the c-section cut?

Numbness inside my vagina after a c-section? Not feeling my uterus contract? Numbness around my anus? Be caused by the c-section cut?

Maybe not: Those areas are not necessarily innervated by the surface skin nerves cut during the C/section. Those are deeper nerves that may have been impacted by the pressure of the pregnant uterus. Consult with your OB surgeon to ensure that there were no complications from the surgery involving those deeper nerves. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my r groin that causes numbness to my leg and vagina, & buttocks, started 1 mth post op. Mri & CT (-). Any idea? It's been a year.

I have had pain in my r groin that causes numbness to my leg and vagina, & buttocks, started 1 mth post op. Mri & CT (-). Any idea? It's been a year.

See neurologist: You need to follow-up with a neurologist to see what is causing the numbness. It could be a nerve compression, not necessarily in your spine but could be between abdominal fascia by the iliac crest. ...Read more

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