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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 →

    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 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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    Hi, Just completed a self check, I am 20 years old and have discovered multiple lumps within my breast, my mothers side has a history of cysts, but they arent painful and range from small pebble like lumps to ping pong sized ones, with one feeling like its two in one. last scan i had was when i was 17 and the doctor sent me for an ultrasound, they came up as benign lumps, there was only one then, now theres 6 - 8 lumps. is it worth seeing my gp over?





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    I would say it's definitely worth a visit to your gp. Even just to put your mind at rest.

    Hi, I'm 25 and I noticed a few tiny raised goose pimple type bumps in the pubic area of my genitals, there was also 2 or 3 red bumps which the lady at the sexual health clinic said were molluscum. She treated them by freezing the area and told me to come back if it didn't clear up. After a few days the red bumps dried up and disappeared but the skin coloured goose bump sized lumps remained. That was around 6 weeks ago and since then I have noticed the same skin coloured bumps appear on my arms chest and neck, but there is never any red lumps that resemble the pictures of molluscum I have seen. I went back to the sex clinic and she laughed at me and told me it was just the pigment of my skin but I disagree, how can it be spreading if it's just the pigment in my skin?? So I guess what I want to know is, is it possible that this is a mild form of molluscum that isn't managing to break out into red spots, is it molluscum in it's early stage, or is it something completely ddifferent? If you could offer me any clarity I would really appreciate it as this causing me quite alot of distress. Jon





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    Hi, ever since i remember I have had like goose bump things on my arms and legs.. my hair is really fine and i think my hair cant push through the skin so it just stays under the skin in these lumps.. its really embarrasing and i try and exfoliate and moisturise everyday but i still have really rough skin.. can anyone please help me?!

    I have the same symptoms, my STD clinic suggests its Molluscum, nothing bigger than goosebumps and spreading.. it goes on its own I hear.

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    hello my name is chloe, ever since i started puburity i have had lumps in both breast, i have had this now for 5 years im now 16 and getting tried of the pain it causes me near to my period. the lumps are always there but the are more known to be painful at periods, when i was a child i had an absese on the side of boob next to my nipple what do you think the lumps are or what shall i d o about them?xx





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    well ive got these and im a boy its just when u go through puberty its totaly fine

    Don't worry about them, They are what some people call breast buds it just means your breasts are growing. If they become sore and tender all the time see your doctor :)

    Do tubular breasts have lumps? Are they supposed to have lumps? I am 13 and mine have numerous lumps





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    I have NF1 it seems I'm growing more lumps and I'm having pain now but I'm not pregnant is it normal ? For them to grow with age the lumps are on my back lower and upper my neck it seems to be growing and getting more lumps





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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, my boyfriend has a few little lumps which look like warts around the pubic area above his genitals. Do you know what this if from? And how to treat it? Thankyou.





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    Hi i have millions of small whitish lumps all over my genitals. i am a 16yr old male and virgin so i don't think it is a sti and i really am self conscious of this please help!!





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    If they appeared recently, then get them checked. If you have had no skin to skin contact does not have to be penetration you still can contracts skins rashes etc from others.. Take care.

    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 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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    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.

    i noticed two little lumps appeared around my genitals. its stated getting me depressed and worried now, then a few days ago, 3 more appeared. could you please tell me give me advice and help as what i need/have to do from now. Thanks





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    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.

    i have recently had some small flesh like lumps appear near my genitals but just on the side ov my leg n also on my bum cheek, they can be slighty painful to touch and burst after that they leave a small bit ov skin that gradully gets smaller can u tell me if its warts plz x





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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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    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!

    my son aged 39 has suffered with these boil like lumps inside his groin and had them cut out and they still return on the scar tissue.He now has them on his genitals nothing seems to work.My daughter suffered with them for all her adult life only getting respite when she had a son,she was told they were hormonal by a spanish doctor





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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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    I contracted genital warts from an ex six months ago. The gp who treated me froze the warts an they have not reappeared on my genitals however tiny lumps have begun to appear on my shoulders an face. I feel contagious as the doctor did not say wether I will always be at risk of passing on the condition. Its badly effected my self esteem and sex life





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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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    Ive noticed some small fleshy lumps on my penis and scrotum. They are in clusters on the scrotum but sparse on the penis. Hair appears to be growing out of some on the scrotum. I have never had sex but do masterbate and i used to have warts on my hands. Is it possible to pass them on to the genitals?





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    Hi I'm 18 I'm concerened abowt various parts starting with the size of my penis it is radiculasly small I feel like I'm not pleasuring my girlfriend then I have a fair few small white lumps all ove my genitals and on my penis I all so do not last very long in bed I jst don't think gave me a gift please any advise apart from docters I'm to scared to go please help





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