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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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Should you wash your vulva?

Should you wash your vulva?

The vulva area: Is the area outside of your vaginal, it should defintely be washed daily- that is considered good hygene. ...Read more

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Is acidophilus safe on vulva?

Is acidophilus safe on vulva?

Yes: Yes, Acidophilus won't hurt the vulva. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How to relieve a swollen vulva?

How to relieve a swollen vulva?

Depends on cause: What caused the swelling? Is it allergic? If so, avoid the allergen. If traumatic or from vigorous intercourse, rest and ice may help. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin on my vulva?

Can I use neosporin on my vulva?

Neosporin: Not only would I not use neosporin on the volvo are areas but I would not use neosporin. The neomycin in this medicine is potentially sensitizing and can cause an allergic rash. ...Read more

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What to use to clean vulva n anus?

What to use to clean vulva n anus?

Soap and water: Soap and water is all you need. Use this everyday. Always wipe from front to back. Use toilet paper after each visit to the toilet. ...Read more

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My vulva pulsates on left side? Why

My vulva pulsates on left side? Why

Cannot diagnose: You need to be examined. See a doctor and get a thorough evaluation. Would probably go see your gynecologist for this evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who can treat angiokeratomas on vulva?

Easy to Rx: A physician with an electrosurgery or laser setup can handle these. You are also free to keep them; it's a personal choice whether you have them removed. ...Read more

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Really bad vulva pain. Only after sex?

Really bad vulva pain. Only after sex?

Can be multifactoria: It can be multi-factorial but could be a sign of vaginal and vulvar dryness ie due to lack of estrogen or a sign of interstitial cystitis or pelvic pain syndrome. Although generally it is a benign condition but you should see your gynecologist first to rule out any significant vagino-vulvar conditions. If gynecological evaluation is normal, you may then need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Why do you get angiokeratomas on vulva?

Not known: It is normal to get these on your vulva, but nobody knows why. ...Read more

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Why does my vulva hurt after rough sex?

Why does my vulva hurt after rough sex?

Well...: For the same reason any part of your body hurts when is rubbed in a rough fashion. ...Read more

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Can hidradenitis occur in the vulva too?

Can hidradenitis occur in the vulva too?

Yes: The groin is a common location for hidradenitis. Best of luck. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do many dark spots on vulva indicate?

What do many dark spots on vulva indicate?

May be normal: It is quite common to have pigmented areas of the vulva. If the areas are changing, itching, bleeding, or painful - then biopsy may be warranted. You really need to have you physician evaluate the areas to be sure there is no problem. ...Read more

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How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

How come my vulva keep becoming irritated?

Irritated vulva: The only way to tell for sure what is going on is to have the area examined by a gynecologist. But at age 49, one of the common reasons is dropping estrogen levels as menopause approaches. There may also be various skin conditions or infections as well. ...Read more

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How common is vulva purplish discoloration?

How common is vulva purplish discoloration?

Very common: Purplish or bluish pigmentation of the labia, especially the labia minora is quite common and is considered a normal variation. ...Read more

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What is difference between vulva and vagins?

What is difference between vulva and vagins?

Outside vs inside: The vulva consists of the labia (big and small) and the external genitalia. The vagina is inside the vulva (inside the body) where the cervix can be found. ...Read more

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I have severe vulva itching :' (, what to do?

I have severe vulva itching :' (, what to do?

Vulvar itching: There are several possible causes for intense vulvar itching. A complete history and exam would be able to tell cause and proper treatment. Possibilities include infections and various skin conditions. ...Read more

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Can my burning feeling on my vulva be nerve related?

Can my burning feeling on my vulva be nerve related?

It is possible: This is possible, but it is a good idea to be sure there is no infection or skin condition first. These are much more common. ...Read more

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What can vulva washing with no abnormal discharge hurt?

What can vulva washing with no abnormal discharge hurt?

Describe washing?: Washing the vulva or outer vaginal lips with mild soaps or body wash is part of good regular hygiene. Using harsh soaps or chemicals, abrasive scrub sponges, can create skin irritation. Douching, or washing the inside of the vagina with or without chemical/ soaps/ antiseptics is not recommended as it harms the important balance of good bacteria & ph in the vagina that protects us from infection. ...Read more

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What to use on vulva on days that you don't use replens.

What to use on vulva on days that you don't use replens.

Unclear: It is not requirement to use products on the vulva. If you are using replens because of vaginal dryness you may want to discuss options with your doctor. Vaginal Estrogen can be helpful for some. Osphena is an oral medication that can help many. See your doctor or schedule a virtual visit to discuss your options ...Read more

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What part of my vulva was probably broken open from bartholin?

What part of my vulva was probably broken open from bartholin?

Inside of labia: Bartholin gland infections are drained from just inside the labia. ...Read more

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Embarassing question about pain in vulva. Could it be from soaking in cider?

Embarassing question about pain in vulva. Could it be from soaking in cider?

Yes: The vulva in some people is irritated by varios substances. Buble baths, soaps and in your case maybe apple cider. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a vulvectomy when you get precancerous changes on the vulva?

Do you have to have a vulvectomy when you get precancerous changes on the vulva?

Not necessarily: Generally, recancerous lesions on the vulva need to be excised. If the lesion is invasive cancer then a vulvectomy may be needed in addition to lymph node sampling. ...Read more

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I have a small moveable soft bump on my vulva it doesn't itch or hurt what can it be?

Many things: No way to know without a dr's exam. Could be a small sebaceous gland (normal) or a wart or other kinds of bumps. See your dr. ...Read more

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