Numbness In The Buttocks Area And Genital Area When Sitting Too Long?

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, why if I sit too long, my buttocks and the area around my genitals feel numb and numb?

1 Answer:

Hi Muh,


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When sitting long enough, especially on a hard base, blood flow around the buttocks and genitals can become less smooth. As a result of this condition, cells around the area can experience hypoxia (lack of oxygen), including nerve cells that are sensitive to various sensations. This condition, can cause numbness (numbness), tingling, tingling, itching, heat, pain, and various other sensational disorders. If there are no other complications, this complaint should only be temporary and will improve by itself without the need for special handling. Although indeed, this complaint can continue to recur if you are accustomed to activities with long sitting without a break.


You can try first to apply the following steps to improve your complaint:

If possible, avoid sitting too long
If it is not possible, for example if you sit down due to work demands, try to take a break in between your sitting times, for example, every 30 to 60 minutes, by standing or walking, then sit again
When sitting, choose a comfortable cushion, not too hard, but also not too soft
Change your sitting position
Position your head, neck, back, arms, and other parts of your body so that you are ergonomically active while sitting
Avoid using pants and clothes that are too tight
Compress buttocks and pubic that feels numb with warm water (avoid the area around the testicles)
Not taking drugs carelessly
Eat a balanced nutritious diet, contains lots of B complex vitamins
Do not smoke
Exercise regularly

If after optimally following the tips above but the complaints don't get better, there may be other complications that aggravate your condition, such as diabetes, nerve pain, multiple sclerosis, malnutrition, mental disorders, blood vessel disorders, and so on. You can go directly to a doctor or neurologist to identify the possible complications. Furthermore, depending on the cause, your condition can later be treated with a variety, for example by giving drugs, physical therapy, and so on.


Hope this helps ...

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