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Vulva Numbness Symptoms
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
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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