by Simone Scully April 24, 2020

According to Dr. Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine specialist, vaginal numbness could be a sign of a neurological issue. This includes a herniated disc or, in some cases, a tumor compressing on the nerves in that region of the body. In both of those scenarios, other symptoms would likely be present — such as difficulty walking or trouble with urination or bowel movements. Gaither says it could also be associated with certain autoimmune conditions, such as lupus or a herpetic outbreak.

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