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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?
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
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?
Is it normal to have numbness in the left side of the vulva? Also itchy and tingly. Pelvic pain usually between periods with little vag bleeding.
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
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
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
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
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
Inside of labia: Bartholin gland infections are drained from just inside the labia. ...Read more
Many: Infection, trauma, allergy. See your gyn doctor soon. ...Read more
Has to be seen: Unfortunately, the bump has to be seen by a MD to give you an accurate answer. ...Read more
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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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