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    Genital Warts

    An infection of the skin of the genital and anal area, and the lning of the vagina, cervix and rectum, caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Read more →

    i've got these growths that look like skin tags, but larger, around my vaginal opening. they don't look like genital warts, and both myself and my boyfriend have been tested and monogamous for 2 years with favorable results(we were both healthy) i've only just found these growths and want to have some idea of what they might be while i'm waiting to see myy doctor.. help??





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    they could just be skin tags or genital warts, i had this problem and found that treating them with warticon solved the problem. u can get this from your GP. I hope this helps

    I am a 29year old female. In 2008 I noticed about 4 growths on my labia, so I went to get it checked out in my local GUM/STI clinic, having been reviewed by the Head Consultant, I was told they werent genital warts but that they didn’t know what they were. I asked could it be the possibility of ingrown hairs due to shaving. I got 'maybe' as a reply. However to this day, I have never found anything on the internet that is indicative of my symptoms, no forums, no pictures etc… and although I should be happy that the consultant never found concern for the growths to be investigated further, to this day I’ve never been happy with this response I was given, & now in the last number of years the growths have multiplied. The growths are black in appearance, soft, the size of a large pinhead, there is no pain, no discomfort and if they rupture due to me attempting to squeeze them or because of shaving they leak thick black blood, but they never disappear. I am concerned that they have multiplied and would like a more definitive answer however because of the small town I live in, the embarrassment of having to go back to my local STI clinic is more than I can bare and the probability is that I would be seen by the same consultant again anyhow. Any help will be gratefully appreciated it.





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    I'm a 39 year old male and I've had these on my scrotum for quite a few years, like yours, increasing in number over the years. The only way I can make them bleed is by aggressively picking at them, but as they are so small and flat I haven't really worried about them.

    Your comments about their blood content worry me a lot. I am not a doctor but you really should get this checked out, especially if it is getting worse. If you don't want to go the the STI clinic in your town, find one in a neighboring area that you can get to. Many places (such as Planned Parenthood) are great for handling potential emergency situations like this one. If you have some kind of STI or anatomical problem, you need it taken care of ASAP. Hope it all works out for you.

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    can warts on your hand/fingers be transfered to your genitals or to another persons genitals?





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    No, because that is the different type of a HPV virus.

    My daughter carries the faulty gene r117h she's has recurring chest infections at present she has a growth of Kebsiella oxytoca she has had so many bacterias growths in the last 3yrs. She has had sweat tests 1 slightly high reading 63 border line and 1 inclusive. She had 29 antibiotics in the 3yrs and 1 she has been on 4 a year and a half everyday.the doctors can not tell me why she has all these growths.they tell me she's fascinating.I have got all her reports and names of all the bacteria she has growing.can anyone help and made tell me why my 9 yr daughter has these nasty bugs.





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    I think me and my boyfriend had what's referred to as 'dry sex'. He lay on top of me and then I lay on top of him, close to our genitals. Then we sat with our legs between each others so aain our genitals were close. I was ovulating at the time. However he always kept his boxers on with sim shorts over the top and I always had a pair of bikini bottoms on. Could I be pregnant?





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    No. There is no possible way you could be pregnant if he didn't produce any sperm :) You're in the clear! :)

    I am 14 year old guy and i shave my genitals weekly, however doing this has given me spots, How can i keep shaving my genitals without getting spots ?





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    The spots are just irritation from the blade. Usually having damp skin, such as after a shower can help stop this. Also some balms Such as Nivea after shaving balm is useful cos this is what i use. Just don't put too much on or it will not sink in and it just leaves a mess....

    My wee boy has had molluscum for almost 2 years. It is entirely confined to his genitals and constantly flared up to huge inflamed abcess like infections. He is only 4 so squeezing is out of the question. I dont want to create a stigma around his genitals for starting school either. Ive tried, Aloe vera, tea tree, fucidin ointment, silver spray and betamethasone cream. Help?





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    Hello yes we ordered zymaderm from off the internet, my 3 sons all had it and my youngest being 3 couldn't squeeze. Anyway it was only about £20 and it was brilliant you had to put it on everyday but keep up with it as you could see them shrink to nothing. Every thing will be back to normally and your boy will be happy!

    I was wondering If a plantar wart can be spread from the bottom of the foot to the genitals or to in and around the mouth? If so, do you then get the same type of wart on the genitals or in and around the mouth? Treatable in the same way? Thanks





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    I am 8 months pregnant and have noticed that one side of my labia has started to look lumpy and out of shape. Is this normal? It almost looks like there are growths on it.





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    hi i'm 15 and i don't know if you read my comment yet but i have enlarged labia always have and i have what almost looks like growths on it aswell. maybe it is normal because we both have it. but if you know any different please reply thanks :) xx

    I have some growths on the outside of my vagina-like lots of clit's really. I know it's not an sti has I had a check done recently for something unrelated. I've had them for years, the can swell up and hurt during and after sex. Can anyone help identify what they are or how they would be treated? Could they be cut off?? Thanks!





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    Greetings dear one. Based on what you wrote, I think you should see a qualified doctor for immediate help. Thanks and have a nice day.

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    i have sweat gland growths on my genitals their unsightly and embarasing i have no sex life need to know how to get rid of them





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    I'm 19 years old and something that's annoyed me since I can remember is the skin tag on my vagina, but until reading about this I had not known what it was. Thanks for the information and everything, but how do I get rid of it? Not too keen on wapping it out at the GP, so is it safe to do at home? Genitals aren't the best-looking things generally, but they don't need their own growths to boot - it's far too embarrassing. Please help.





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    HELP, I have recently noticed I have several white growths sticking out of the back of my vulva, right next to my anus! There a 3 or 4 very irregular shaped growths, white, a bit like big skin flaps! Anyone had these before or know if they are harmful? Thanks





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    HELP, I have recently noticed I have several white growths sticking out of the back of my vulva, right next to my anus! There a 3 or 4 very irregular shaped growths, white, a bit like big skin flaps! Anyone had these before or know if they are harmful? Thanks





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    sounds a bit like it could be genital warts. not a big deal, they can go by themselves, or you can treat outbreaks with cream, but get it checked out!

    i have little flakes rather than growths on my lady parts, i dont understand what they are .. they dont look like warts but thye do look like one of the pictures up there ^ the pic with the slightly crusty looking growths .. i can pick them off though :S they come off just like dry skin .. they make me really smelly, even after i have bathed and they are really really annoying and itchy .. can you help? thanks x





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    Men love big lips its uk tv banning female genitals that make females look too porn.Porn is fake and you think all women have small labia minora and no hair its untrue.If Ofcom lifted this sexist ban on female genitals you would see real female genitals and NOT worry.Haave you noticed female genitals blurred or pixelated out,filmed from behind or missing on uk tv,thats Ofcom banning female geatalia.

    Hi there, I saw the show this evening, and was particularly interested in finding out the name of the operation the girl underwent to remove her growths of endometriosis. I have the condition, and I have undergone a laparoctomy / myomectomy 10 yrs ago. The operation itself - it gets rid of all of the growths "from the root", so to speak, but it doesn't eradicate the condition; this is my understanding... I have another condition, so going under the knife for investigative ops has to be weighed up carefully. Awaiting your response. Thank you!





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    To answer 'DEBORAH' yes, the cold sore virus can spread to your genitals. if your partener has cold sores and you have oral sex this can be spread to your genitals and can cause genitals herpes. which is a virus which stays with you for life! be careful





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    I'm 18 I've not had sex or been sexually active. I have dark skin colour, soft cauliflower like growths (not like warts I've had before on my fingers or feet) on only the left side of my labia majora, growing pretty much along in a straight line. I've had it for as long as I can remember and I think there have become more very, very slowly over time. I've researched this extensively for years and vulva cancer is the only thing that really seems to match. Does this sound like I have it? I'm really too shy to see a doctor, but it worries me a lot. There is no obvious pain, regular itching or other symptoms other than the growths.





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    Ok Alex, I just did a very quick bit of research on this and as you say you don't have all the classic symptoms of vulva cancer. But there are some bits of your description that worry me (probably the same bits that worry you). You say you're realy too shy to see a doctor and I am with you there but, I was recently forced by my wife to go to my doctor about symptoms I was experiencing and it's not so bad as you think. Indeed given the circumstances if you need a glass of wine or two beforehand (if your not driving) then do so. I am not advocating alcoholism here, its just that I think it is more important that you get a qualified diagnosis on this.

    I agree! And I think it's due to sexism in our society that men's genitals are seen as normally "big" and womens' small. Bigness is associated with dominance, strength, health. Why shouldn't female genitals be big, why only males? It doesn't aid reproduction in any way.

    You shouldn't feel embarrassed at all. Men's genitals are big, why not women's? Women do not need to have smaller genitals than men to aid in reproduction. As long as the sperm reaches the eggs, it's fine.

    Everyone's genitals are extremely unique, but that general look and texture is quite common. I don't think that a bumpy texture has any specific cause (nor is it anything to be concerned about); the appearance of your genitals are mostly influenced by your genes.

    Hi, when your teenage years are over, I believe your genitals should settle down and act more normally. I had sensitive itchy flat spots around my genitals when I was a teen. The spots were aggravated and turned into sores. Now? I am cool. Food supplements like cod liver oil can also help.





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    I'm sure that's just the way you are! That doesn't sound like a bad thing to me at all. Everyone has things about their genitals that make them unique. Please keep in mind that where genitals are concerned, we're often way, way, way more critical of our own than we are of others. I'm sorry if it makes you feel embarrassed, but honestly, I don't think anyone else would ever care if you have a little extra skin on the perineum. I doubt that they'd really give it much thought at all. I really don't think you have anything to be worried about!

    hi i have had molluscum contagiosum for 2 years roughly went to the doctor about it 2 years ago he said it was MC. i caught it while i was on holiday in thailand no surprise really lol and my doctor said it would clear up naturally but i still have a few around my genitals very annoying can you use this apple cider vinegar around your genitals or not?





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    im 16 and have genital herpes. i caught it from oral sex. ive only ever been with one person, and in one relationship. im devastated i have it, i feel like its ruined my life. i know to use protection during sex to aviod giving it to someone else, but i want to know, can you give it to someone say if they touched you (genitals) with their hand and then touched themselves (genitals) can they catch herpes?





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    I was wondering If a plantar wart can be spread from the bottom of the foot to the genitals or to in and around the mouth? If so, do you then get the same type of wart on the genitals or in and around the mouth? Treatable in the same way? Thanks





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    On the subject of vitiligo around the genitals vs. the face etc.: an observation... if you have it on your face or your hands, at least when a new partner sees it on your genitals it won't come as a surprise. For me it started there, and I was terribly worried about someone thinking it was some kind of STD... I actually wound up in an almost ten year "dry spell" as a result. It was actually easier once I at least had a little on one hand-- it was easier to talk about.





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    Everyone's genitals look different; there's no one way that they're supposed to look at any point in life. Don't fall into the mind trap of thinking that they're supposed to look a certain way. There are over 3.6 billion women on the planet, and not a single one of them (unless you happen to have an identical twin...) have genitals that look exactly like yours, which makes them pretty special. Instead of looking for a certain ideal to compare yourself to, learn what makes yours unique, and treasure that!

    I have had these around my genitals and had them burnt off with an electrode. It was a military doctor that diagnosed them and they have come back (only one or two). Apparently the are very contagious whilst the wound heals (after being burned off that is) and can spread to other parts of the body from washing etc. I have been twice to have them removed, but they appear in different places around the genitals. I was told this is the only place they can appear, clearly not! It's common within the military apparently because of the close proximity of each other.





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