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I have been having tingling sensations around the vagina

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hello I have been having tingling sensations around the vagina after I rub my hand on something or my feet and if I scratch my body with my nails ? is this nerve related ?
Neuro Doctor :

Hi, this is Neuro Doctor, an American Board Certified Neurologist with vast clinical experience, and I am very glad to help you with your question.

Neuro Doctor :

How long this has been going on?

Customer:

the last 3 weeks

Neuro Doctor :

Okay I see

Neuro Doctor :

Does it happen only during scratching?

Customer:

if I do it gently and if I rub my hands on something

Neuro Doctor :

Do you have other symptoms like muscle weakness in the arms or lergs?

Customer:

im not sure if my muscles are really tight there because iv been having really bad anxiety after birth of my baby

Neuro Doctor :

Legs I meant, sorry typo

Customer:

no weakness but muscle spasms

Neuro Doctor :

Okay I got it

Customer:

mainly in hands and feet

Neuro Doctor :

You mean to say scratching mainly the hands or legs?

Customer:

no the muscle spasms are in the feet

Neuro Doctor :

How long you have the muscle spasms?

Customer:

its if I rub my on anything

Customer:

also 3 weeks

Neuro Doctor :

Okay, and when did you have the baby?

Customer:

8 weeks ago

Neuro Doctor :

These symptoms started after the delivery?

Customer:

5 weeks post partum

Neuro Doctor :

Okay I got it, I will explain now.

Neuro Doctor :

This type of symptom is unlikely anything neurological

Neuro Doctor :

This is most likely related to anxiety

Neuro Doctor :

Nothing serious is going on

Neuro Doctor :

for the muscle spasms you may get your blood electrolytes checked

Customer:

so when I touch something and feel tingling in the vagina is just anxiety ?

Neuro Doctor :

calcium, phosphorous, magnesium etc

Neuro Doctor :

Yes

Customer:

is there any reason why it would do that ?

Neuro Doctor :

This is the most likely possibility

Customer:

I was worried that I may have pedendal nerve damage

Neuro Doctor :

anxiety can cause any type of symptom

Neuro Doctor :

no

Neuro Doctor :

that is unlikely

Customer:

but I don't have any pain but I did have vaginal pain which I think it my pelvic floor tightened up

Neuro Doctor :

scratching elsewhere should not cause these symptoms in the vaginal area

Neuro Doctor :

pudendal nerve damage will cause lot more and severe symptoms

Customer:

I also feel sensitivity to heat and cold

Neuro Doctor :

you do not have pudendal nerve damage

Neuro Doctor :

sensitivity where?

Customer:

in my hands when I touch someone it feels really hot and I start getting tightness in my stomache

Neuro Doctor :

for hand & feet symptoms (the spasms( you need blood electrolytes checked

Customer:

I was getting bad muscle spasms in the vagina and it caused me to really panic after that it all got worse so im not sure If I just got myself into an anxiety state

Neuro Doctor :

the heat & cold sensitivity may be from anxiety too

Neuro Doctor :

yes

Neuro Doctor :

this is most likely related to anxiety, triggered from vaginal spasm/vaginal pain

Neuro Doctor :

you can get this checked with your clinic Dr, but these symptoms all mostly from anxiety

Customer:

I think my anxiety caused my pelvic floor to tighten and spasm and now it wont stop

Customer:

well I started Zoloft two days ago but I hate meds

Neuro Doctor :

Yes, I agree

Neuro Doctor :

You need to undergo anxiety management

Neuro Doctor :

you may try counseling/therapy

Customer:

like a therapist?

Neuro Doctor :

there are no side effects of med

Neuro Doctor :

avoid meds if possible

Neuro Doctor :

yes

Neuro Doctor :

especially if you are nursing the baby

Customer:

so I shouldn't take the Zoloft ? I feel its making my anxiety worse and last night I took Ativan that my dr gave me and I felt like I couldn't talk and it really scared me

Customer:

i knew what i wanted to say but i couldn't speak

Neuro Doctor :

Avoid meds especially if you are nursing the baby

Neuro Doctor :

you have lots of anxiety

Neuro Doctor :

see a therapist

Customer:

i stopped nursing so i could take meds

Neuro Doctor :

other non-med options are biofeedback

Neuro Doctor :

hypnotherapy

Neuro Doctor :

yogas

Neuro Doctor :

meditation

Neuro Doctor :

relaxation technique

Customer:

how would i get biofeedback done

Neuro Doctor :

etc

Neuro Doctor :

your primary doctor needs to refer you

Neuro Doctor :

to nearby biofeedback specialist

Neuro Doctor :

okay if you stopped nursing

Neuro Doctor :

then you can try meds

Customer:

ok you have been such a great help my anxiety and panic has been really bad since the baby

Neuro Doctor :

try different meds

Neuro Doctor :

stop the current ones

Neuro Doctor :

Try Alprazolam

Neuro Doctor :

or Buspar

Neuro Doctor :

both work for anxiety and panic attacks

Customer:

the dr told me that Zoloft will kick in soon

Neuro Doctor :

you may wait on zoloft too

Neuro Doctor :

sometimes it takes time for meds like zoloft to start helping

Customer:

ok so i shouldn't get a conduction test on my nerves and you defiantly don't think its my pedendal nerve

Neuro Doctor :

No

Customer:

even though i did have slight vaginal pain when sitting

Neuro Doctor :

I am not at all suspecting pudendal nerve damage

Neuro Doctor :

you do not need nerve test (EMG test)

Customer:

it worried me because i had pain when sitting for a few days

Neuro Doctor :

This is anxiety related

Neuro Doctor :

I am not suspecting nerve damage

Neuro Doctor :

you can still try to get nerve test

Neuro Doctor :

if you wish

Neuro Doctor :

but i am not suspecting nerve damage

Neuro Doctor :

Do you have further questions?

Customer:

ok so perineum pain is prob pelvic floor tightness from stress ?

Neuro Doctor :

yes

Neuro Doctor :

from anxiety and stress can do this

Customer:

ok thank you

Neuro Doctor :

You are very welcome!

Neuro Doctor :

All the best!

Customer:

i will get some therapy and try to ignore my vaginal tingling lol

Neuro Doctor :

Yes, fully agree with this plan

Neuro Doctor :

I reassure you again

Neuro Doctor :

nothing serious going on

Neuro Doctor :

No nerve damage

Neuro Doctor :

Get some therapy, forget about nerve damage

Neuro Doctor :

All the best!

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