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i have sex with my sexual partner. sometimes when we have intercourse i cant feel it. my vagina feels numb. i was wondering why that was happening. i am also on the mirnea IUD. is that the reason why?

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replied February 27th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A32089
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

Yes, hormonal effect of IUD can cause vaginal numbness, provided the numbness started after the IUD was inserted. Another possibility can be pudendal nerve entrapment causing vaginal numbness and inability to enjoy sex. Sciatica and peripheral neuropathies as seen in diabetes or hypothyroidsm too can cause vaginal numbness. It can also be due to injury to the vagina during sex. Low estrogen too can be a cause.

Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your gynecologist to find the cause. Hope this helps. Take care!

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