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    Necrotising fasciitis, a nasty flesh eating bug, is a serious condition that requires immediate and urgent medical attention. Read more →

    I am 22 years old and have been sexually active for a number of years. However, where my labia comes together towards the bottom of the vagina is actually around the urethral opening rather than the vaginal opening, and so I have a section of stretchy flesh over both the urethral and vaginal openings. This means that in order for anything to be inserted into the vagina it has to go in the entrance of this flesh (by the urethra), be pushed backwards towards the vagina, then pushed up into the opening. This causes pain during sex as the penis rubs on this flesh a lot and I lose tampons on a regular basis. I also have an enlarged and asymmetrical labia. Does anyone else have anything like this? Might I need to have surgery?





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    Starting yesterday after mildly violent diarrhea, I've noticed a small "bubble" of flesh sticking out of my rectum, I've tried a few times to push it back in, but it always comes back out. It's mostly just discomfort, no bleeding or anything of the sort, but I'm very worried as to what's happening. Is there a way to fix it? Will it go back in by it's self after my next bowl movement? (I haven't been eating much at all this no movements since.





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    See above answer or look for information on Hemorrhoids, a varicose or enlarged vein protruding from your anus. Quite common after a nasty bout of diarrhea, constipation, or childbirth. As stated, try soaking in a warm bath or using one of the over the counter creams or ointments for temporary relief. See your doctor, and the two of you can decide how to treat this.

    Hi..i am 23. My vulva has two flesh kind thing inside. I mean does everyone has a bump kind thing on the upper part of the vulva?? I am scared if i m having any lump or sumthing there. Is it common? Also a flesh kind in d lower side of the vulva. Is that ok? Pls reply





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    It's difficult to tell if you're describing normal body parts, or if there's an abnormal lump of some kind. If what you're describing has developed recently, or if it's causing you discomfort, it would be a good idea to have a doctor look at it. Otherwise, I think that learning more about genital anatomy would help put your mind at ease. Wikipedia's articles on the vulva, labia, and clitoris could be very helpful. There are also educational sites like the-clitoris.com that might help. I suggest you look at one of the labelled vulva images on one of those pages, and use a hand mirror to make sure that you can identify the labelled structures on your own body. I get the sense that the upper bump is your clitoris, and the lower bump could be a hymenal remnant, which are both normal, but I'm not sure if my guesses are correct. Have a look at some labelled images or diagrams, and see what you think.

    i am 16, i have a boyfriend and i have been sexually active for about 6months. i am on the pill and on my last period i had a small piece of flesh in it. i went to the doctors and changed my pill but i am now on my period again and i had flesh in my period that was about the size of a mobile phone but very thin, and darker than my normal period, but also pink and fleshlike in places. i am really grossed out and worried about being infertile, is it normal?





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    I av bacteria vagonise which when I get is treated with antibiotics which helps sometimes. But when ive not got it an me an my partner av sex my partners Willie smells the day after this is stopping us from aving an active sex life. I dont often get bacteria vagonise much as I no what soaps to avoid using. Please can u help.





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    For the past 8 months I have been unable to have proper intercourse because It's become painful and I don't get turned on as easily any more, this all occurred after I think I had bacteria vaginosis, I went to the doctors and they gave me treatment but ever since I havn't been able to have intercourse without pain. I had a swab and my bacteria levels are fine I just want a solution because its ruining my relationship





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    I also suffer from HS, but my condition is getting worse. I have been on antibiotics on numerous occasions and I am due to get the lesions surgically removed from under my arms. The difference with mine is that when they do burst, the skin around that area is soft and weak due to the strain of the build up of puss underneath. So, when the lesions do finally burst, a chuck of flesh hangs out from the opening. Now I have two small chunks of flesh hanging out from under each arm and I am really concerned. It will greatly increase my risk of acquiring further infection and also causes hygiene issues. Is there anything you would recommend? I have tried silver from the GP to help close the wound but nothing to date has worked effectively.





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    Australian Tea Tree oil wash. QVC sell this in litre bottles - quite expensive but can be diluted. This not only is an antiseptic wash - but stops the nasty niffs too.

    thas exactly like mine its like something eating your flesh away its quite upsetting,i do bath using tea tree oil to try and keep it clean as mine is constantly drainning with puss,my gp has tried aquacel with me its a seeweed lint stuff and apparently its supposed to heal the holes that this skin complaint is leavingxxi have been suffering with this since the age of 14 im now 43 and a specialist did say smoking dosent help itxx

    Hi all, ive had this thing sticking out of my vaginal opening, its round-ish and about 2cms long, like a tube but its just all flesh, i dont feel anything when its touched. I suspected that is was just my hymen, and ive read that your hymen can break even if your a virgin (which i am). But then i read that the remnants of the hymen are usually found on the bottom of the vaginal opening and this piece of flesh is protruding out of the top, i checked the bottom and there was another, smalle piece there too, is it normal to have 2 pieces of the hymen at both ends of the opening or should i be worried??





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    I suggest you see your Doctor. What you're describing sounds a lot like a prolapse and what you are seeing is infact your cervix. The cervix itself has no nerves, so you don't feel anything when it's touched, that's why I think it's your cervix and what is concerning me. One of two things will happen, either I'm right or I'm wrong, either way you will know for certain what's wrong and get proper treatment if necessary.

    Hi i'm 21. 3weeks ago i had pyelonephritis. when i went to the doctor for follow up, the test showed that there was no bacteria and that the wbc in the urine had decreased considerably but then after 2 days i went back for the urine test and this time there was presence of bacteria in the urine plus an increase in the wbc in the urine. the doc said it's probably from a vaginal yeast infection since the culture test showed that presence of bacteria was clinically insignificant and that it commonly occurs after use of antibiotics. it's been three days now since i've taken the fluconazole pill for the yeast infection and i can still see that my urine is a bit cloudy and a bit oily with pointy things in it that look like small bubbles. so now i'm getting worried. does anyone have any idea if the urine is weird and may indicate another underlying problem???





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    Hi, Im a young female who has great difficulty using tampons, to the point I've been unable to use them. The only way i can describe it is that there is not enough room, ive tried everything and every type! I fear my attempts may have caused some damage now however. Recently, when removing the partially inserted tampons, a piece of flesh has appeared at the opening. It can sometimes appear blue/black at different stages of my cycle, and is about 0.5-1cm long. For about six hours after this happens, sitting down can be quite uncomfortable and within 24 hours the flesh appears to disapear again, though this time seems to be getting longer. Its as though part of the inside of the vigina is turning inside out. (The visual and physical pain of this is also making me terrified of sleeping with someone!) I was treated for an imperforate hymen about six years ago, and I'm also currently a virgin, should this information be relevant. Thanks





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    Does a strong dose of antibiotics help? Like the pills they give for Chlamydia / Gonorrhoea or any of the super drugs? It's obviously the result of bacteria. Perhaps the better long term solution would be to change your diet to promote healthy bacteria. The healthy bacteria fight the good. I imagine bad breath is the result of a lack of good bacteria. Make sure you are not using alcohol mouthwashes or breath spray. I remember taking binaca breath spray as a teen. I got addicted to it for a few weeks. Boy did my breath start to stink. Went off of it and it smells great. It kills good bacteria. The bad bacteria is better able to handle the attacks and so takes hold. Try going vegetarian and eating really healthy food for three or four weeks. No mouth washes. Stop doing anything to hurt the good bacteria, even if that means smelling worse for a little bit. Encourage that good bacteria to come back and take over.

    I'm sorry to here what your sister had been threw I think I have the flesh eating disease I'm soo scared it all started back in 2014 when I used herion with a close friend and one of his friends who is a well known user they were all clean needles etc but that dark horrible night his friend used a dirty needle on me it's been 7 8 months and my body is wasting away arms legs chest everything I can feel it my body aches in its an indescribable feeling my sound stupid but I can feel it attacking my flesh it's horrible my legs are like sticks now and I've been back and forwards to doctors but I get turnt away had blood tests for hiv aids they have come back clear but this disease is septicemia know as it's called flesh eating virous long term word for it is called Necrotizing fasciitis it's fatal I have to see specialists I'm august I can't wait that long I'm a ticking tome bomb I need help please someone anyone

    Doctors are really good at prescribing creams and sending you out the door, without actually explaining what's really happening aren't they? I am not a doctor, but I cannot FATHOM why cauterizing your clitoris would help a bacterial infection in your vagina. That sounds like some sort of sick abuse to me! Seriously- is your doctor a crazy abusive whacko??? Normally, good bacteria lives in your vagina and keeps bad bacteria out, but sometimes, the bad bacteria starts winning the battle and then takes over. That's an infection. The cream probably didn't work because the infection is just to bad. You should see a gynecologist and talk about a treatment regimen that includes a cleansing plan, antibacterial cream, AND eating probiotic yogurt, which has live cultures, aka- the good bacteria your body needs! You need to get those good bacteria back into your body so that they can beat the bad bacteria!

    I wonder if Keith has considered changing his dietary habits. Fungal infections can often occur in many places in the body as a result of Candida Albicans overgrowth, and this overgrowth can sometimes be due to eating the wrong foods e.g. too much sugar and/or food intolerances that he might not even be aware of. Antibiotics serve to destroy bacteria, but this also destroys good bacteria in the gut which keeps Candida Albicans at an appropriate level - therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a long-term solution.





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    Hi Susan...I visit this site now and again to see other people's comments...It helps me a little knowing other people are suffering the same as me...Yes BB is a depressing problem...Just lately after researching on-line...I've used a spoon to scrape my tongue as far back down my throat as I can get without gagging..My mouth always feels and tastes fresher after doing it...I also scrape after eating anything through the day...It minimizes the particles left behind after eating, therefore there's less for the bacteria to feed off...It won't eradicate the problem, but it will lesson it maybe, anything is worth a try...Chin up everyone...x

    i had and i cleared the bacteria with antibiotic.i did a personal urine test at home to test for bacteria and uti,with azo urine test stripe 2 times.But it shows that i have no bacteria but only white blood cell in my urine,which shows i have uti.can the bacteria be cleared and one still have uti or the bacteria already cause the damage before it was cleared





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    bv is an overgrowth of bad bacteria so antibiotics often dont work coz they kill both the good an bad bacteria. u need to strengthen the good bacteria.





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    Well, I've never had my nipple peirced, although since it's a flesh peircing and there's a tunnle made through delicate flesh - it can sometimes trap in infections. You should perhaps see a good peircing artist, or maybe the doctors. I was told about infections still being stuck inside healed up peircings, like yours, wheny I got my eyebrow done. Although.. It could be something else, but it seems more likey to be caused by the hole in the flesh to still have stuff in it. It can do this even in just ear lobe peircings, like just with studs, and to swell up from putting even some clean earings in, after leaving it for ages. See if someone else answers this or comments about nipple peircings, though, since I've never had one done myself and this isn't from actual personal experience.

    Sometimes when I am eating I have the same problem. I can start eating but then very quickly want to be sick and have to stop eating immediately to avoid this. I feel I psychologically but myself off the foods that I am eating as I am very particular when it comes to food about hygiene. I tried to avoid negative thoughts whilest eating and keep my mind distracted on something else. Hope this helps.

    Yeah, natural yogurts can help because yoghurt contains some of the good bacteria that occurs naturally in the body. When you have antibiotics for example, it wipes out all bacteria, good and bad. So it can be a helpful way to restore the good bacteria. But I wouldn't do it for too long; if it's not helping go get the medicine.

    I can also vouch for this diet, its been a lifesaver. It is such a pity most medics do not understand the connection between what you eat and the bacteria in your gut. There is huge research going on now with gut bacteria and it has been proved that certain foods can influence gut bacteria (which is what the specific carbohydrate diet does). It will be a number of years yet before medics finally understand how to manipulate the bacteria in your gut but this has already been discovered years ago by Elaine Gottchall who devised the diet (she was a biochemist). Do yourself a favour and buy the book on Amazon, start the diet asap. It can quite literally save your bowel like it did for me

    If it smells fishy then it can be just a bacteria imbalance. I have had this recently and I tackled it by eating Activia Yogurts and taking some probiotics (You can get these from health food shops like Holland and Barrat - Mine cost £8.99) I take them twice a day and have a yogurt for breakfast and one after my dinner, or tea. Also DONT use soap or shower gel when washing in the shower. Reduce using Bubble bath when taking a bath. These can affect the balance in the Vagina causing the smell. Just use water. The bacteria imbalance can be caused by many things. Try googling BV I found a LOT of useful things on the internet as my GP didnt help me at all. Its more common than thrush, and not a lot of people are aware of BV. Atleast being 14 you will understand it sooner than I. Im 19!

    Sweetie, you have a bacteria problem. I've had BB for over 8 years and Thanks to GOD, he gave me the revelation to take Metronidzalole it kills bad bacteria from our body, just 3 dozes and my BB is GONE!!!

    I suggest you go back to your GP and ask for a urine culture to see if there is any bacteria present. The drugs he/she has prescribed before may not work on any bacteria in your bladder.

    I have bacteria vagilosis and have smell fishy discharge when i have not got this bacteria. what can i do its gettin me down? please help!!





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    Ok I totally know what you are going through! Its called thrush and even once you have gotten rid of the itchyness and the bacteria with a cream or pill the discharge sticks around for a bit (pretty sure its just your vagina protecting itself still from the bacteria, even though the bacteria has been killed) just really look after yourself, eat healthy, lay off bread and anything with yeast in it coz your still sensitive and can catch the thrush again easier than normal untill your vagina builds itself back up again. Its funny, we all want everything to be healed straight away with medication etc. But the body just needs a little love and care and time :) Hope that helps!

    Hi, you should go see your doctor. you could be harbouring a bacteria in your groin area that causes the boils (and even though the boil goes, because the bacteria is still there the, another one just takes its place) once the bacteria is treated the boils should go away. try and keep the area clean and dry too (avoid lots of layers and tight clothes) but I would definately advise going to the doctors. It may seem an embarrassing problem, but trust me when I say doctors see a lot more embarrassing problems day in day out! And it could be very simple to cure.

    I'm 16, my vagina has very loose saggy looking inner flaps and where y hole is, I have pink flesh looking things hanging out of my actual hole, and on one of the loose flesh pieces looks like puss in it. I'm so self conscious of my vagina and don't want to do anything with a guy incase he thinks my vagina is ugly help me please!





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    If you can stand it Natasha try eating raw garlic clove as this is a brilliant anti fungal food and kills off bad bacteria ..I know it sounds drastic but it worked for me with vaginal thrush by using it inside my vagina at night...look up about garlic if you are unsure..you will see it has many health beneficials :-) x

    U probably have an Bacteria infection..Bacteria vaginitis....It's not an std. It jus comes when your PH balance is the throwed off.

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