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Doctor insights on: Vulva Numbness Symptoms

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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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My vulva area is beginning to itch but I don't have and other symptoms. I believe it comes from shaving very often... Could this be the reason why?

My vulva area is beginning to itch but I don't have and other symptoms. I believe it comes from shaving very often... Could this be the reason why?

Yes: shaving can cause irritation the vulvar region. As hair grows back again, it can cause itching as the follicles emerge from the epidermal layer. take a shower and that may help resolve the symptoms. ...Read more

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Help with genital symptoms--raw rough reddish on both sides of vulva?

Help with genital symptoms--raw rough reddish on both sides of vulva?

See your gyn: What you describe could be inflammation of the skin caused by an irritant or an infection. Your doctor can provide an accurate diagnosis and treat the problem. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae( indicative of?

What is the symptom of vulva itching (or pruritus vulvae( indicative of?

Lots of possibilities: An itchy vulva can be caused by many different conditions, such as skin problems, infections, a reaction to soaps or perfumes, your hormone levels, other general health problems, to mention only a few .. there's a long list. So, if you have a itchy vulva, you should see your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Developed dependency after clobetasol use for 3 months in vulva. Haven't used it for 2 days. I have moderate burning. Withdrawal symptom?

Developed dependency after clobetasol use for 3 months in vulva. Haven't used it for 2 days. I have moderate burning. Withdrawal symptom?

Probably: Clobetasol is a high potency steroid, and shouldn't be used on sensitive skin areas for so long. You might try using a weaker steroid cream such as over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream for awhile to wean off the clobetasol or you may need something stronger. Depending on why you are using clobetasol on that area, you probably should discuss this with a dermatologist or your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I've been to many docs and they don't know why I have a red vulva. No symptoms; just red/swollen. I've been given a cortisteroid which didn't help?

I've been to many docs and they don't know why I have a red vulva. No symptoms; just red/swollen. I've been given a cortisteroid which didn't help?

No disease: If many doctors have cleared you then there is probably little to worry about. Red and swollen skin is either an infection such as yeast. Or, it is an allergy or sensitivity. Common skin irritants are soaps, creams, lubricants. ...Read more

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Have bumps on my vulva of various sizes they don't itch/hurt, how likely is this to be herpes? They don't seem like the symptoms I read or pics seen

Have bumps on my vulva of various sizes they don't itch/hurt, how likely is this to be herpes? They don't seem like the symptoms I read or pics seen

Herpes simplex: Lesions due to this virus usually begin as blisters, break down and ulcerate, forming shallow tender and painful red circular ulcers. Without seeing the bumps you describe there is no way in which to establish a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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My grandmother died in her late 70's from Vulva cancer, does that put me at high risk, does it run in genes? What symptoms do I look for?

My grandmother died in her late 70's from Vulva cancer,  does that put me at high risk, does it run in genes? What symptoms do I look for?

Regular checkups: I trust that you see your doctor about once every year. Discuss the matter with her/him so that your doctor can examine the vulva. Please consult this site for symptoms of early vulvar cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vulvar-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20043483 Wish you good health. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

What can I do to address UTI symptoms and an itchy vulva?

See your doctor: One possibility is a yeast infection, which can be addressed with an over the counter cream. However, many things can cause these symptoms, and it is difficult to tell without a more complete history, doing a physical exam, and perhaps checking your urine. You may need antibiotics or be at risk for developing a kidney infection if you have a uti. ...Read more

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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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