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    A yeast infection caused by a fungus called Candida albicans which lives in and around the body. It can affect both men and women, causing itching, irritation, discharge, redness, soreness and swelling of the vagina, vulva and/or penis, but is not an STI. Read more →

    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.

    I've got a rash on my inner thigh just on each side of my genitals. I've had this for over 10years. Doctors don't know what it is. When it get really irritated I scratch them to the point of them bleeding. Steroid creams don't seem to help, only thing that gets to to subside is to leave it alone but sometimes it's too itchy.





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    That sounds like jock itch. I've had it for the past week except it has also spread to my scrotum. If it is, you can get some Lamisil anti-fungal cream to get rid of it.

    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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    A couple of years ago a rash under my breast flared up, and the doctor said it could be herpes. I had only ever given oral sex and so did not think this could be true. After this went away, I began to get symptoms of herpes on my genitals. It gets hot and itchy and a rash occurs often when stressed. Could it be Herpes and what do I do? I'm scared to go to the doctor!





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    Hi, last September my right labia began swelling. No Pain or itching occured but it looked very nasty. The doctor prescribed Antibiotics and the swelling settled down, however the right labia plus the surrounding tissue has been itchy and red since then and now it feels like a secondry infection has happened. Infact the itching is so severe that the skin has broken and then rehealed so many times that im wondering if im making the probelm worse by sctratching it. I have used Thrush creams...which have worked but have not erradicated the syptoms completely. This infection has not spread to other parts of my genitals and I am worried that it could affect my partner and I trying for a Baby...can you help?





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    Since my last post and with no further joy in remedying my problem I took the decision to get myself tested at the GUM clinic. They tested for every STI there is. To my relief they all came back negative. I am adding to my post today as im hopeing i can help others in this situation. The doctor checked my genitals and advised it to be eczema. Having never had this before i was sceptical..however after 3 days using the hydrocortisone cream, my symptoms have all but cleared and there is no more itchy nights or pain after sex!!!!

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    help me please.I am 15 years of age,a female.I have never had sexual intercourse with a person before but yet I have multiple things going on by my genitals.1 being that my vulva is really long it can sometimes be annoying becauee it would be hanging out and it would be sc A Rping on my pants when i walk which causes me discomfort,Idon't think that that is normal. Is that going to affect me later in life and in a relationship? 2 being that on both my vulvas I have these very small boils on them they are in clusters ALlL OVER my vulva:(. They are not painful they aren't really itchy. They just lay there. I have it for years probaly bout a year or half a year when I first started period, I stayed my period at 8 but then 2 months away was my Bay so class it has 9.. When it first started it was just a couple and they were tingly and a little bit itchy. I thought it would go away so I left it and now they have gotten bigger all over. I told my mother about it before but that was a while back. I decided to tell her again the Other day because I was watching this show on women's health and they did mention that we should keep an eye on what goes down down there and that we should get it checked out before it gets worse. When I told my mom she requested to see I was a little embarrsed at first but I trusted her because she is a nurse. She reacted differently to what I expected. She was shocked at how my vulva was long and concerned she also was speechless when she saw the bumps. She told me that in all get years of experience she had never seen thinglike that:(with such a long vulva. But now she keeps suspecting I'm sexually active when I don't even have a Partner:(. Please help me, give me advice on how to resolve my embarrassing condition:( thank you.





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    Long labia are normal and bumps are normal. They are glands. You should talk to someone other than your mom because it seems like she is paranoid, suspicious and into shaming you. Not a fun person to talk about one's privates with. Go to a nice female gyno and have a chat. Even if there is nothing wrong with you (and I don't think there is), talking to a gyno well before becoming sexually active is something everyone should do. Tell your mom you need to go because your mom said you had abnormal genitalia (which you don't, but feel free to use your mom's words against her in this case, she deserves it for shaming you and making you feel bad about your body when her job both professionally as a nurse and privately as a mom is to support you). If she really thought there was a problem with your bits she'd have taken you to the doc herself. You have the perfect excuse to go.

    I guess I have 2 warts or 2 big moles on my genitals.More than 3 years.Shall I have to go to see my GP?





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    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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    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.

    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 think i have them on my genitals can they spread because noticed a few more recently how do i treat it its also itchy





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    I have a rash at the very top if my left leg next to my genitals it is very itchy and has a bumpy surface it is also quite dry and flaky





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    i have vitiligo and have since i was 8 years old and i also developed thryoid problems with it. Does anyone else develop itchy skin especially around the genitals with this problem? any advice be good





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    i have vitiligo too and i have itchy skin on my legs and my right hand and a little bit at the side of my leg at the top. try using double base to calm it down or ask your doc for hydrocautozone cream for a few days it calms it.

    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.

    If it's causing you physical discomfort (itchy, pain, etc.) then you should tell your mom or your doctor about it. If you're just worried about how it looks, there's nothing wrong with looking like image 22 at all. Everyone's genitals are different, but 22 is very common, and perfectly healthy.

    i have found 3 lumps on my vulva and im only 15, my genitals have seemed to move slightly to the left too, im really scared, its itchy, stinging, swelling and occasionally bleeding....i have had it about 3 weeks now and i dont know what do do,PLEASE HELP!





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    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.

    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.

    i turned 13 at the beginning of august. lately ive been getting spots on the skin around my genitals and some are nearlly in my 'fanny' and its been fairely itchy now and again. i havent had sex, i started my period around 4 months ago and im the tinciest bit overweight. i just really want to know what they are and what i can do to get rid of it! help, please! x





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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!

    About 6 years ago i noticed patches of de-pigmentation of the skin around my genitals(it is slightly itchy), since then it has spread and become quiet embarrassing. My gp had a quick look and said it was vitiligo, since watching your show i think it could possibly be malassezia. How can i tell the difference





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    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!

    It's hard to say if that's a sign of trouble or not. If the color has changed recently, or if it's painful/itchy/etc., that color could be a sign of a problem. It could also just be the way you are, because everyone's genitals are so different, so it's difficult to say. When it doubt, it's always a good idea to see a doctor.

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