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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