The vagus nerve stimulator and her arousal is not the cause of her seizure. People who get vagus nerve stimulators are people who have seizures that are refractory or difficult to control with medications alone. Many need surgery and or a vagus nerve stimulator. That just means that your girlfriend is high risk for having seizures compared to the average person who has a seizure disorder. So it is just a coincidence.View Thread
Never make the assumption that during your yearly physical that you are being testing for any/ all sexually transmitted infections. The yearly female exam consists of a pap smear which is screening for cervical cancer. Most physicians do exam the fluid looking for signs of inflammation of infection. This test is called the wet prep. This is the test is used to diagnosis Trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis. Your physician may or may not order other tests to check for gonorrhea or Chlamydia. . Most people who get vaginal infections such and Trichomoniasis, gonorrhea or Chlamydia become symptomatic at some point. However, HIV and syphilis can be silent for a while before symptoms occur. Furthermore, if you physician thinks you are in a long term monogamous relationship testing for HIV and /or syphilis may not be offered. These are usually done with blood testing. HIV can be done with a rapid oral swab. Never assume that these tests are done. You should always ask. Some states may still have restrictions for HIV testing where you need to give written or verbal consent. Getting yourself tested will let you know what you have. Having your partner tested will let you know what active infections he may have.View Thread
Epidermal clitoral inclusion cysts can exist. They can sometimes resolve with soaking in warm water 3to 4 times a day. Sometimes they can rupture on their own. When they swell and become painful or infected they may need to be removed or drained or treated with antibiotics. View Thread
For many young women who suffer from irregular periods the treatment is hormonal regulation through contraception. This is the preferred treatment whether a woman has heavy periods, bleeding in between cycles, or missing 3-6 periods in a year.
It is important to regulate the menstrual cycle because each scenario has its own medical risks.
Heavy periods or extra bleeding in between periods can lead to anemia. Anemia if untreated can lead to the need for iron supplementations or blood transfusions. Some women even suffer from weakening of the heart if they suffer from severe anemia for many years.
For women who do not have regular periods or skip it completely (without the use of hormones given by a doctor), this can lead to thickening of the lining of the uterus. If this continues for years it can lead to changes in the uterine lining called endometrial hyperplasia which is pre-cancerous change or even endometrial (uterine) cancer. A woman can have her periods eliminated safely with birth control without the above risk. Birth control prevents the thickening of the uterine lining.
The underlying cause may be different for each case but the treatment is the same. Some causes are things like polycystic ovarian syndrome, other hormone irregularities such as thyroid disease or elevated prolactin level but the history would tend to include other symptoms.
When pregnancy is desired at that time it would be recommended to stop the hormonal therapy. If pregnancy does not occur in about 6-12 months, then further evaluation is usually recommended.
When a woman is older (usually about the age 35) further evaluation may be recommended due higher risk of more pathology that can cause or result from abnormal periods such as fibroids or uterine pre-cancer or cancer.
When a woman is under 35 and if the pelvic exam and Pap smear are normal along with a history that is similar to the one you are giving honestly no further work up is usually indicated. The cycle should normalize on birth control; if not then further testing may be ordered. View Thread
1. The uterus can "point" in different directions. The cervix is just the opening of the uterus so it can point up or down a bit or simply straight forward. When hit from the "wrong position" some women just experience pain. The cervix sometimes can be hit and there is pain and sometimes it can be hit and there is no pain.
The vagina is like the penis it comes in different depths. So ladies with "less" depth to their vagina may experience more pain on deep penetration just because of anatomical limitation.
New onset pain with penetration can be a sign of infection. This would tend to occur with any type of penetration whether "deep or normal"
2. Historically regular "KY" jelly original (white is water based) was created for use with medical equipment, not sex. For sex it may be better for most people to use lubrications that are created for sex. These are water based which do not damage condoms. Any oils including baby oil should not be used for sex. They deteriorate condoms. This can lead to all the things condoms are used to prevent: transmission of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. Also, oil and water does not mix so you can harbor remnants of oil inside the vagina or rectum helping increasing chances increasing irritation of the vagina or rectum. Just think of it this way. If you spill cooking oil (or any oil) on you skin how long you have to wash to get it off. Now imagine that is your sensitive areas. That's a lot of soap and a lot of "scrubbing".View Thread
Genital anesthesia is not usually associated with antidepressants. It can delayed orgasm, decrease libido or desire in men and women.
Some people who have depression or anxiety disorders may suffer from somatic complaints such as unexplained numbness and pains. This can be helped with treatment recommended by their therapists or physicians.
People who have experienced trauma or damage to the nerves or spinal cord specifically to the nerves that go to the genital region may have numbness. However, more than just genital numbness will be observed. Most people are so uncomfortable they tend to have presented to a physician to be evaluated.
The group that is well known for being at risk for numbness in the genitalia or bottom area is long term bike riders. This is due to persistent pressure to the nerves in the region. So if you are an avid bike rider this is a true possibility. View Thread
The human papillomavirus (HPV) can be transmitted years before any changes in cells on the cervix occur. Changes are diagnosed by the Pap smear. There is no definite time frame to know when changes can occurs. This why it is recommended women get Pap smears every 1 to 3 years depending on risk factors and recommendations of your physicians.
You could have been exposed to the virus by any of your previous partners. The virus can be transmitted even if your partner has no symptoms. There is no way to tell which partner gave you HPV. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. At least 50 million people in the United States will become infected at some point during their lives. There are over 100 types of HPV. Some cause genital warts other can cause cervical disease or cervical cancer.View Thread
Over half the U.S. population over the age of 30 will develop hemorrhoids. Risk factors for getting hemorrhoids are · Getting older · Pregnancy · Straining during bowel movements · Chronic constipation likely from straining · Anything that excessively stretches the tissue over time due to the potential thinning of the skin and bulging of the veins
Things that can help reduce the recurrence of hemorrhoids are to avoid constipation by · Eating plenty of fiber (fruits and vegetables) this keeps stools soft and stimulates the colon to move out the waste · Taking stool softeners and laxatives as needed
Once the area is healed-no longer needing to take pain medications or do Sitz baths (soaking your bottom in warm water). You should have already had you follow up with the surgeons. You should be safe to return to having anal sex.
The wound should now be healed since it was several months ago. Any concern should have been noticed with regular bowel movements such as pain or drainage.
Things like this can happen whether a person engages in anal sex or not. Bacteria take opportunity when there is an open cut and moisture. Bacteria love to grow in warm dark moist areas.
If you ever got this again it would be from a new infection as opposed to a smoldering infection that is "laying in wait". Traumatic anal sex can put a person at risk. So use of any device that is not intended for sex can introduce tearing and damage and should be avoided. And use of lubrication as stated can decrease friction and reduce potential tearing.
Pain with deep penetration can be from anatomical changes such as
· Fibroids- depending on the position and or size some women can experience pain and discomfort. · Retroflexed uterus- which is a normal position of the uterus in some women where it is lying more towards the back. Some women feel pain or discomfort with deep penetration. · Pelvic congestion syndrome- a condition like having "varicose veins" in the pelvis. The veins are swollen and dilated. Ladies may experience a dull ache or heaviness just before their periods. · Endometriosis is tissue from the lining of the uterus that grows out of place which is anywhere outside the lining of the uterus. If is deposits in any other area in the pelvis ligaments, surrounding tissue pain can be elicited on penetration.
Any of these conditions can cause pain or discomfort during sex and even outside of sex. Not all women who have these conditions experience discomfort.
Unfortunately, you didn't state your age. There are some conditions that are more common in women who are premenopausal. Postmenopausal women may be at less risk for some of these conditions such as endometriosis.View Thread