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Chancroid

A necrotic bubo caused by Chancroid.

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If you ever travel to the tropical areas of Africa or Asia, you should make sure that the only thing you bring back to Blighty is an impressive tan; some enhanced cultural knowledge, and maybe a handcrafted ornamental gift. Because one thing that you won’t want to bring back is chancroid, which is a sexually transmitted infection – affecting both men and women – that can cause painful (often pus-filled) ulcers on your genitals. Although considered rare in the UK, the World Health Organisation has calculated that more than 9 million people are infected with chancroid each year. The open sores on your genitals can increase your risk of HIV infection, but the condition can be easily treated with antibiotics. There are no long-term complications if you fail to get treated quickly, but there may be some scar tissue left after treatment of the ulcers. Pleasant.

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My Sti results have always been negative an so have my partners who I have been with for two years two days ago these red bumps appeared on my vagina an now there is pus coming from my vulva I don't know what this is I am really scared





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Hey I have to sores on each side of my vaginal lips what could it beiI'm freaking out because I have never had nothing





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I have HSV, and mistook it for an out break. Only oddities were that it was relatively painless and how huge the blister got before bursting on day 2. After 3 weeks of it not responding acyclovir, i went to an STD clinic, and when the syphilis (and gonorrhea and chlamydia) test came back negative, they just referred me to a dermatologist. My father is a reconstructive surgeon on the east coast, and at this point i gave in and called him, appraised him of the situation and emailed a pic (smh) and it was first thing he thought of. I know now, based on the questions at the clinic, about being abroad and s asking and examining my lymph nodes, they considered it BUT because i said no both, they completely dismissed it! I am taking the azithromycin my father called in for me tonight, should know tomorrow for sure. If it finally starts to heal, ill take that as a confirmation....but the scar is going to be massive, on both the head and shaft.





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i have not been to a tropical country and i had these burn like sores on my back and arm i had three of these all together about the size of a pea and about 2mm deep, after about 3 weeks they scabbed over and scared me really badly, i went to the doctors and had numerous amounts of antibiotics but they didn't have a clue what they were?





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i have been reading about the chancroid and it definitely looks like what i have. i have only had one sexual partner for 2 years but these lumps seem to appear and they go after a while. Except this time i seem to have more of them and they are starting to leave horrible scars and often feel really itchy and painful, though i am very clean. i cant understand why i get them. i really want to get rid of them. please can someone advise me on how to get rid of them.





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I live in the USA, small town in Illinois, never even really been out of my state. I get these warts like where my pubic hair is, could it be this? I have only had one sexual partner in my life, it was only a one time thing. There was some sexual abuse in my life when I was younger, but I have a hard time remembering everything that happened because I was young, though I do know that there was full intercourse. Look, the warts are so embarrassing, I have never told anyone, I can't even have a sex like because I know I have them and I have no idea where the hell these warts comes from. Well I believe they are warts, on account of I don't even know what warts really are. The question is if I have only had one sex partner in my adult life, could I have this? These warts hurts really bad, they grow to be really big, they bleed and its really extremely painful. I just need help, I don't know who to ask, I'm embarrassed and afraid that the one time I had sex back in 8th grade that I have this for life. I don't even know if I had the warts before that one time or not. I've now just turned twenty. Can someone help me please?????





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hi im a 20 year old girl.I Recently had sex wit a new partner without protection and now have a small lump on both sides of 1 of my inner lips its extremely sore to touch and quite painfull when going to the toilet.What could this be??





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I have been reading about chancroid and it looks like the lumps that I have except I have never been to Africa and I no that it can't be an STI as I was about 12 when I started to get them and definitely not sexually active at that age they come back every now and then and have left horrible scars what could it be and how can I stop them from coming back?





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I have scarring on my public bone from cysts when I was in my 20s. I have been left with lots of scars from these. How can I get treatment to remove these scars? They are flat, but show a cirlce with lighter coloured skin in the middle. It's really afecting my sex life and self esteem. Where can I get help?





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my eyes only move right left up or down when i move my head in those directions and people think im looking at them when im not where everbody i know there eyes move freely is the condition i have got have a name for it and is there any treatment for it?





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