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causes for loss of clitoral sensitivity in young woman???

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  • Posted By: jsmith
  • November 30, 2009
  • 07:05 PM

I had a sudden decrease of clitoral sensitivity at 28! I've always been able to orgasm with clitoral stimualtion alone or with my partner but 2 years ago this stopped and now it takes forever and can still barely get a weak orgasm! My hormones, thyroid etc have all tested normal and I'm running out of options. Ideas please...

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  • I had a sudden decrease of clitoral sensitivity at 28! I've always been able to orgasm with clitoral stimualtion alone or with my partner but 2 years ago this stopped and now it takes forever and can still barely get a weak orgasm! My hormones, thyroid etc have all tested normal and I'm running out of options. Ideas please...Hi, I was wondering if your problem went away? I suddenly have the same problem at 22 :( I'm extremely distressed and depressed about it. PLEASE, update me with your story.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 24, 2010
    • 01:07 AM
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  • Nope it hasn't gone away, I've seen ob/gyns, internists and GPs. I'm trying to get a consult for a neurologist but it's been three years :( I'll keep you posted if I find anything though.
    jsmith 5 Replies
    • October 25, 2010
    • 05:58 AM
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  • Hi! I have the same problems, except mine includes my clitoris & vagina. Mine problems started in January 2009. I had problems with complete numbness there, last yr for about a week or so, like I had received a novacaine shot. Now I have about 99% loss of feeling in my clitoris and everything else is 100% gone. In my almost 2 year search I have seen 2 regular gynecologists, 1 gyn specialist, 2 spine drs, and 3 neurologists. My last dr visit was 10/21/2010 with 2 neurologists from Barrows Neuro. Institute and they have referred me to specialists in urology and rheumatology. One word of caution, be careful how you describe your symptoms. Some of my bills were coded for sexual dysfunction & then denied by insurance. I've had about $1,000 in bills to pay so far this past year. I also do not have the urge to urinate anymore. I have hashimoto's and raynauds, so I think it could be some autoimmune problem. My next specialist I'm going to try to get into is a director and a medical university & a uro-gynecologist. I'm 40, had 3 vaginal deliveries, and before 2009 had normal feeling/sensation. I'll keep you posted, if I have any updates.
    surflo 4 Replies
    • November 8, 2010
    • 08:13 AM
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  • Thank you for your reply. Most of the others I've heard from with a similar problem seem so far from my situation. This started at 26 for me and I've had no children and have no other medical diagnoses. I live in canada so insurance isnt a problem but it's taken me all this time and I still havent seen a neurologist! I'm going to see a uro-gynecologist in a couple weeks though. I hope to find something soon :(
    jsmith 5 Replies
    • November 11, 2010
    • 07:03 AM
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  • I've now seen the urogynecologist AND a neurologist. No answers other than "sometimes medicine can't explain". So I guess this is permanent. :(
    jsmith 5 Replies
    • January 12, 2011
    • 09:53 AM
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  • Hope its not permanent. Its hard to cope with, as you know. From what I have researched my symptoms sound like a spinal cord injury or some micro vascular disease. I haven't been diagnosed with spinal cord injury, but I do have si joint problems, osteo arthritis and compression fractures of T5-T8 discs. I was told the compression fractures had to be from a major auto accident or something similar. But I have never had such accidents. I have had weird vascular problems, like vasospasms in major arteries giving me terrible angina with I take nitroglycerin tablets for relief. Also occasional numbness in my fingertips, sides of my legs or hot spots on my feet or legs. So I have other issues, that come and go but this loss of sensation is always the same and is the worst to deal with on a daily basis. Especially with no help or someone to talk to about it.
    surflo 4 Replies
    • January 27, 2011
    • 00:18 AM
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  • I have had this problem since I was pregnant with my 4th child. It has been about 2 years for me as well. Dr. Jennifer Berman in Los Angeles, CA says she can help, but I am in NY and she doesn't take insurance. $400 for a phone consult. I was looking at the FDA approved EROS device, but also like $300 or more, and insurance won't cover. My problem is there is SO MUCH out there for men's sexual dysfunction and FSD IS NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY AT ALL. It is QOL and sex boosts your immunity and your marriage. It is so frustrating. I am getting some hormone levels taken to see, and then I may have to pay out of pocket for her and pray that she helps. Any advice is much appreciated! Even a sexual health expert in urology or OB/GYN in the WNY area, please!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2011
    • 01:24 AM
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  • My symptoms started at 34 years old. I remember I woke up one day and it seemed like half my vagina disappeared overnight. There was a marked decrease in the fullness of it. I went to my obgyn and he wasn't able to help and treated me like it was in my mind. A few months later I noticed that I could go weeks without feeling any sexual desire and when I pleasured myself, before and after, I was almost completely dry. Before this experience I could get wet almost instantly during arousal. Unfortunately, I met my husband and a few months later and our sex was very painful for me. I had never had painful sex before, but because he was so big and I was so uncharacteristically dry, I have to fake ******* just to get him to try to finish sooner so as not to kill me. I got pregnant and we had our first baby four months ago. These past two months of postpartum sex have been almost unbearable. I bleed almost every time we have sex and as much as I try to keep my pain to myself I know my husband can tell that I am not enjoying it as much as before. This is even with using vaginal moisturizer and tons of astroglide during sex. I have lost like 75% of the feeling in my clitoris and it is very difficult for me to ******, even while self pleasuring. I really hate not being completely forthright with him, but I am concerned if he knows the extent to which I am suffering he will not want to have sex with me and that could impact our marriage overtime. I went back to the Obgyn and they confirmed that I have vaginal atrophy. I am exclusively breastfeeding and they say that it can cause vaginal dryness and atrophy in some cases, but that it should go away when i stop breastfeeding. I pray that is the case. My concern is that I noticed the start of the atrophy before I got pregnant so I am not sure how much recovery I can expect, if any. The doctor gave me a prescription for estodial, a topical estrogen cream, which could help, but I am concerned about the effects this hormone would have on my baby so I am reluctant to try it until after I stop breastfeeding. Various obgyns have suspected that I have PCOS and/or Endometriosis over the years, but nothing has been confirmed conclusively so I am not sure if one of those conditions could be playing a role in my symptoms, but I suspect hormonal issues could be the culprit.I just turned 36 years old. I am a newlywed and just had my first baby. I pray that I get better fast so that I can enjoy being with my husband. I also pray that all of these complications won't prevent us from having another baby in the future. Good luck to all of you and I pray for a quick recovery for us all!!!
    rcates001 1 Replies
    • October 6, 2012
    • 04:53 PM
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