Loss of sensation after labiaplasty

  • xxx123
  • New York, NY
  • 5 months ago

Hello, did anyone experience a loss of sensation on labia minora and clitoris after the labiaplasty was done? Because this is what I'm experiencing right now. It's been 4 months after the surgery was performed. At first the labia was very painful for 2 months after the surgery, but as the tissue healed, the pain started to disappear as well as any sensations. The clitoris is completely numb now even though the doctor is saying he didn't touch that area at all. He performed a wedge method, and I know the incisions went up to the clitoris, ending right under it. I'm not sure why I'm experiencing the numbness and loss of sensation. The doctor does not offer me any answer or solution to my problem. The sex is impossible for me right now as I don't feel anything down there (except I still feel pain on some areas of the labia, maybe due to scarring) and no lubrication is produced from the lips, which makes sex very painful. If anyone can give me an advice or just some hope and encouragement, I'll really appreciate it!

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How soon did you notice the loss of feeling post surgery? and did you have the wedge or the trim method?
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I had the wedge I believe and after the stitches dissolved (probably at 4 weeks post-op) I touched down there to see what is was like, and nothing. I panicked! So I tried to see if I could orgasm. At that time, I couldn't. At 6 months I couldn't. Around a year I realized my body was starting to react, but it took a lot of work, and I couldn't feel the climax. Then it starting getting a little bit better, but it's like a ghost orgasm. It's happening, but I'm not really aroused and it's not the mind blowing experience I used to have. It's frustrating and really sad.
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I am 2 years out from a botched laiaplasty, and have no clitoral sensation. My OB/GYN basically amputated one side, and took the other side a little shorter than I expected. My body can physically orgasm, but I don't feel it. :( There is no pleasure, it's like I just flatline. I had this done 6 weeks after I had a baby so my dr. keeps saying it's hormones. My baby is 2 now, yet no feeling in climax. It's like the nerves were cut away or something. This has effected me so much! After sex I am so sad. It makes me cry to think I will never have that feeling with my husband again! Can anything be done to help this?
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Hello, I am having the same problem with loss of sensation. It's been a little over 2 months since my surgery and the doctor removed more than he said he was going too! While reading these forums I realized he amputated my labia and that's not what I wanted. When I asked him about the numbing he said this was temporary and should return but he didn't show any real concern. So I'm concerned and afraid he damaged a nerve and doesn't want to tell me. As I researched the internet, I did read that your nerves can go to sleep, then when they return you'll feel a tingle. If this is true, my next question is, how long will they sleep for before it's a major concern?
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That's a really good question. If you find out an answer, let me know. When I expressed concerns to my doctor, all he said is "I don't know... maybe the sensations come back in a few months". His answer was very discouraging because he said "maybe". Try asking your doctor or post this question on this website under "ask doctors" section. So far I got one answer from a doctor on this website: http://www.realself.com/question/loss-sensation-after-labiaplasty1?utm_source=umnotification&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=qans&utm_content=question#1337603 It's been 5 months now since my surgery, I did notice occasional tingle in one spot (maybe once or twice a week) but the sensation on my labia is very minimal (even if I poke it with a needle, I feel very little sensation - this is not how it was before the surgery). I'm just hoping it will come back one day...
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Hello, I am having the same problem with loss of sensation. It's been a little over 2 months since my surgery and the doctor removed more than he said he was going too! While reading these forums I realized he amputated my labia and that's not what I wanted. When I asked him about the numbing he said this was temporary and should return but he didn't show any real concern. So I'm concerned and afraid he damaged a nerve and doesn't want to tell me. As I researched the internet, I did read that your nerves can go to sleep, then when they return you'll feel a tingle. If this is true, my next question is, how long will they sleep for before it's a major concern?
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I had my surgery in late 2013 and have not any loss of sensation in the labia or clitoris.
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