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    A boil is an inflamed swelling normally caused by infection to the hair follicle. Read more →

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    Lichen Aureus

    This is a chronic skin condition that results in yellowish or golden patches of pigmentation forming on the limbs. Read more →

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    A relatively common infection caused by a germ known as trichomonas vaginalis. It is usually spread through unprotected sexual intercourse. Read more →

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    I sometimes get soreness around my bikini area, kindve lump-like. I thought maybe I strained a muscle or something until I noticed soreness and rawness in the area between my vagina and anus and as the soreness went away I noticed my skin in that area felt lumpy like small raised skin clusters





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    I am 28 & almost 27 weeks pregnant with my second child.Before having my first child sex was great with no problems but ever since my daughter was born I have experienced burning & soreness during & after sex.But now since being pregnant again I am experiencing vaginal dryness aswell & often cannot finish intercourse. Could this be because of the pregnancy or could this be perminant? Also how do I cure the burning & soreness due to sex?





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    My daughter was born with visible veins on the top of her leg. It's never been any trouble until now. She is 17 and in week 1 she complained of a soreness in the middle of the map of veins. A small swelling appeared. The doctor gave her antibiotics for vascular phlebitis . It has got worse. Now three visits and four weeks later they admit they don't know what it is. She is in terrible pain most of the time. She is waiting for a referral to the hospital . What could it be? What should she take to stop the pain? The area of pain and soreness has spread. I'm really worried .please help. She has been taken off the antibiotics after 4weeks as they haven't worked.





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    Hi I a little concerned. I am 47 and about 6 weeks ago noticed a tiny White hard lump (look like a whitehead) on my perineum. It is hard and cannot be squeezes. My concern comes from knowing my mum sadly died a few years ago from cancer of the vulva. I know it's quite rare but I believe it can be hereditary. I was diagnosed with thinning skin of the perineal area a few years ago when I went to the GP with constant soreness and itching of the area. I was advised to only wash in aqueous cream, which I do but although much improved I do still regularly get the soreness/ itching of the perineum. Can you please advise whether I should seek medical attention and if so how urgently. Many thanks.





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    Hello Sheila. I am not a medical expert and unfortunately cannot explain your "conditon", but given your history I would definitely "seek medical attention". I would like to point out that the chances of this being a serious problem are very low, but why take any risks? Go and see the medical professionals and make them give you a solid diagnosis. That is, don't accept any medical bullsh*t, make them explain in simple terms. Hope you will report your experience on this site to help others. Good luck, although I don't think (and hope) you'll need it.

    Thanks Dave. You have pushed me on to go to see my GP. I want to see my usual female GP whom I see regularly with my Fibromyalgia but unfortunately she only works two days a week so it takes three weeks to get an appointment but I really don't think the wait will hurt as there is no change in size in this tiny lump since it appeared, I hope you would agree with this. I am going to book an appointment today. Many Thanks for your encouragement. will let you know how I get on in a fee weeks. That's if you will receive this message as I am not quite sure how this site works. Yours Sheila

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    Since before I lost my virginity, I have occasional moments when I feel a soreness in the end of my penis. This happens long after ejaculation, there is a sticky transparent discharge and what look like fibrous white strands emerging ocassionally. I have no idea what this is and I know that if I go to the doctors that they will test me for STI's when I know that I have none as I have been tested before. At the local GUM clinic it was said that I had a swelling in the urethra and so they gave ani-biotics as a precaution against STIs however they found no evidence of STIs. Could the white fibrous material within the transparent discharge be unliquified sperm? Something like delayed seminal liquefaction perhaps? My worst fear is that I may have something wrong with my prostate. Either way this problem is very irritating as I don't know when it might occur, the soreness only seems to stop once all the discharge has gone.





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    I'm 16 and I'm not sexually active. The other day during my period between my vagina and anus it felt rather sore when I wipe my self when going to the toilet. I thought it'd go away once my period stopped because I thought maybe the sanitary towels were rubbing against my skin and making it sore. It's been three days since my period stopped and the soreness is still there, It hurts when I wipe when going to the toilet and feels sore if my pee touches it. I've had a look and it's pinky/red oval sore with a little bit of skin peeling around the edges. I do not want to see the doctor as I'm embarrassed about showing anyone my vagina. I'm also on new medication for acne on my face, could this effect my soreness?





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    it could just be thrush, you can buy it in pharmacys hun..:-) but if your unsure you should always see your gp it can be confidential!

    is your medication called or along the lines of roacoutine? if it is i had the same problems its probably nothing to worry about ive had allsorts due to that medication now its over with im back to normal... go to your GP and ask them though maybe a cyst or a pimple? good luck xx

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    Hi I have posted on another page but wondered whether this page may be more suitable, sorry but until yesterday have never posted anything and not sure how these sites work. Anyway I am 47 no longer sexually active and had a full hysterectomy with ovaries removed 15 years ago. My mum sadly died a few years ago if cancer of the vulva and this leads to my concern. About 6 weeks ago I developed a tiny White hard spot on my perineum (between vagina and anus) which hasn't changed. I did go to GP a couple of years ago with constant soreness and itching in the same area and was told it was caused by hormones and my skin was thinning, was advised to only ever wash in aqueous cream which I do. I still get soreness and itching regularly but it is far more under control, the soreness is usually only in the perineum area. I have never had any lumps or bumps in the area before so I am obviously concerned specially with my mums history. She told me at the time that she had a place come up on her vulva but she didn't describe it any further. I know I should go to see the GP but the spot is so tiny you can hardly see it and I can't help thinking it's probably nothing and will go away, I am worried about wasting my GP 's time and also it takes weeks to get appointment with my GP unless you ask for an emergency appointment and then if you do and it's not deemed an emergency you get chastised for taking up an emergency appointment. Any ideas anyone please, should I go urgently or could I wait a few weeks or am I just panicking over nothing and should just watch and wait before doing anything.





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    Sheila.... i know its a long time ago..but did you get a diagnoses on your condition...only I have the same... two white hard cyst type lumps on my pernieum and also have had glands up in my vulva... Docs sent me to the STI clinic and all clear... Infact they were furious at the docs for sending me there and panicking me as apparently we have glands there! But i too have been reading about vulva cancer as these cysts are growing and i have lost both my parents to cancers and am paranoid now...

    I'm 25, and the last few days ive had a lit of discharge. Its white and doesnt really smell any different. Theres just lots of it. I dont have any other symptoms like soreness or itching. Any idea what it could be?





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    I'm 14 and I've got a spot on my penis, I'm aure it's not a wart but it's got bigger and redder and it also hurts more now, what is the best thing I could do to reduce inflammation and redness and soreness please ?





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    I am under 20 years of age and have recently experienced itching and soreness of the vulva. I out sudocrem on the outside most areas but was wondering if i could use any other household sort of creams to clear it up...?





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    Hi, its seems as if you could have thrush, its nothing to worry about most women get it. You can buy some cream called Canesten cream from the chemist and it should clear up within about 2-3 days. Hope this helps.

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    Hi im a male suffering from the same as the man shown in the soreness of the penis video my skin that gathers around the tip of my penis becomes very tight & is painful when pulled back to enable myself to pee its very much like a chapping off the skin i have seen a doctor who recomended daktacort cream & this works but im wondering what causes the sudden soreness to appear & if they are related in any way to my blood sugars as i have type 2 diabeties. Is there any way to prevent this soreness.





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    Hi i am 16 and i have soreness around my rectal area , and soreness around my bum , like scold , i am very embarrassed to go to my doctor , what should i do ? your answer you be very much appreciated.





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    I have had 2 partners in the last fourteen years. The first time I noticed any soreness after sex, I had thrush symptoms and so didn't associate the soreness to being an allegic reaction,although it took weeks to clear, also had reaction to condoms with spermacidal coating. It did eventually go,but it took months and months before I could have sex without the soreness. I have just started a new relationship and I have immediatly had a reaction, its is distressing and painful and lasts for days at a time. I never had any of these problems when I was younger. Will more regular sex be the answer ? Will grow out of it as before.





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    i have a boyfriend and we have sex regularly. after we have sex i always need a wee, is this normal?? i also suffer from soreness and redness and it is uncomrotable to put my pyjama bottoms back on. i just seen your video and how you talked about foreplay and using lubricants could this be the solution to my soreness??





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    Masturbating does not increase weight. It can have benefits but sometimes causes soreness. Using a first rate penis health crème with natural moisturizers and amino acids helps alleviate penile soreness.

    I don't know why it stings but very dark stool can be a sign of blood somewhere in the stomach. Soreness could be because of a rip on the outside of your bum but then there would be fresh red blood, so maybe soreness is because they're big stools? I don't know, your safest going to the doctors :)

    I have itching and soreness on the outside of my vagina making my vulva pinky red and each side of my groin pinky red, also some soreness, I seem to be allright inside and have no discharge,I have tried various creams, any suggestions please?





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    I am sooo fed up, i'm sure i have a prolaps, the area where the womb hangs down, is always sore. If i do my pelvic floor holding up exercise the soreness feels better. I have seen the doctor so many time, and tried so many remadys, but nothing helps. I think i need a hysterectomy, i am willing to go through with quite major surgery just to be free of this awful soreness. What do you think??





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    since the menopause I have not been able to have intercourse without a lot of pain. My husband died six years ago so this didn't bother me so much but sometimes I felt really sore just walking about. I now have a new partner and we do have intercourse but it so painful. I have seen a gynaecologist about six year ago before my husband passed away and he did not know why I was so sore but had me in hospital and cut some muscles inside my vagina but did not do any good. I have had different creams and pessaries off my own doctor but nothing has helped and I could not take hrt during the menopause. My new partner is very understanding but I need to get rid of this soreness as the soreness is all the way up my vagina. I have been using multi gyn actigel which sometimes help a little but if I don't use it the soreness gets worse. I really hope you can help me. By the way I am 62yrs old and I had a hysterectomy when I was about 28.





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    Hallo! just to let you know that I have same problem and would like to how you are managing to cope?

    Hi Sarah, I have been using multi gyn actigel which helps a little but still in pain during intercourse. I am thinking of going back to my doctor and ask her if she will take a swab of the inside of my vagina as i wonder if this is an infection of some sort. Angela

    Ive got ten piercings and every single one has pussed atleast a little bit, its normal and so is the swelling and soreness. Just clean it regularly with warm salty water (sea salt is best). However, if pussing, swelling and soreness is still ocouring in a week or two i would personally seek advice from your GP :)

    Ask your partner to slow down or work up to fast penetration. Vaginal walls are muscles that need to be stretched before working out! Try fingers before he penetrates you and make sure to use lube if you want things to be slippier. There's going to be soreness/pain if you don't look after yourself. Of course there may be soreness regardless depending on how forceful the penetration is. Just be safe and aware x

    i am 23 and have 38E size breasts the problem is they are very sore underneath and they smell and sometimes bleed. i read that its because i wore underqired bras but i quite often wear a sports bra as they are more comfortable and still soreness. i saw a nurse at my local surgery and she said it was a yeast infection but it wont go away, i put talc on it to ease the soreness. does anyone else have this problem or know what it is?? x





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    talc blockes the pores use e45 cream or savlon or germaline and try airing them out

    I have 40E breasts and have had the same problem. Really sore and itchy where the wire has rubbed. I always make sure I use a gentle soap, dry gently with a soft towel and if needed use an anti-fungal cream (clotrimazol). I also try to go 'bra-less' as often as possible (ie taking my bra off when I get home from work etc). Hope this helps!

    hi ,im 32, 9 months ago i had a c section ,12 hours later an emergence hysterecotomy ,which left me with no feeling in my bottom part of stomach ,all can not feel anything below inside ,i dont know if i need the loo ,intill its there ,and i cant feel my husband when we have tried to have sex ,i also im having soreness on the outside below ,have been treated for thush 4 times in the last 3 month ,but soreness still there and gones to the back passage aswell





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    ive had problems for 3 years now, ive had itching, soreness, swelling and yellow discharge. I was diagnosed with BV and had treatment (relactagel) which took some pain away but it was still swollen and sore. I went back to the doctors and they said I had thrush so I was given a tablet for it and it went. I had further soreness and they gave me dalacin cream with 7 applicators and it worked but a few weeks later I got thrush and still have it. Could the contraceptive implant have anything to do with it? because it seemed to all happen after I got that in.





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    I went to my local clinic a few weeks ago and have been given the all clear! However I have a really weird yellowish / green lumpy discharge. Along with really bad itching and soreness which has caused my private area to become so sensitive I can barely pee let alone have sex with my long term partner. To begin with I believed it was thrush but it has not gone away with any form of medication I don't have any stis and never have done it also smells really strange! I have to change my underwear at least twice a day to prevent the smell or any soreness! Could someone please help





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    I need some advice as I have soreness in my testicles. Last week I had sex with my girlfriend for the first time in a while and a few days afterwards I started to get soreness in my testicles and lower abdominal pain which i've now had for nearly a week now. What causes the pain and do I need to get it checked out at the doctors?





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    I have a similiar issue where I have torn tissue under the skin on the piece of skin between the vagina and bum. I had the burning soreness for about a week until I realised what it was. My remedy...Sudocreme. Dab a bit on the area before bed and in the morning. It can't be used internally but on that little area it has stopped the soreness and burning sensation when peeing. I don't know if will help in the long run, but its something you can get cheaply at your supermarket or you may already have.





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    Hi, I'm 16 years old and over the past two days i have been experiencing soreness when i pass urine an am constantly feeling the need to pee. I feel like im going to burst even after i have just urinated an the soreness has been lasting for a long time after peeing. Also i find that until i pee in the day i will be find and not havea problem. I don't have any irregular discharge, but my urine smells very strong and is a darker colour. I really don't know what could be wrong with me, my mum couldn't help and i really dont want to go to the doctors. Please help.





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    Hello, I am 17 and for probably about a year, I have had a sore penis. The head is red and constantly wet. It is extremely uncomfortable to touch and there is often while liquid discharge which gets trapped under the foreskin and makes it more uncomfortable. I have recently tried washing it with both pouring water on it and using a flanel but it is quite sore. If the head was dry i think that would remove the soreness issue as when i am erect and the skin is tight and dry, the soreness goes. Any advice would be helpful. Please help!





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    By your comments, I have come to the conclusion that you are uncircumcised. Not only that, but you also mentioned "when the skin is tight and dry..." If you cannot retract your foreskin fully, you are likely to have what's termed as a phimosis, which is a tight foreskin. This, in turn, can make it more difficult to get rid of any excess urine that is left after going to the loo, which, in turn, can irritate the glans and inner foreskin. I had this problem for a number of years, but I simply wash twice a day, with warm, soapy water and use a sheet of paper when I go to the loo. It's not always practical to use toilet paper, if you're at a urinal or such like, but as long as you remove the excess most of the time, it should ease off. Another factor is your diet. I'm not clued up on that side of things, but a change in your diet could make your urine less irritating. All the above is what I've been told by GP's and clinicians, for my own problem. However, you may have a different problem, so it's wise to see your GP. If you're embarrassed to talk about it, I've found it's always easier to use technical terms, like "glans" and so on, but that's just me. Don't forget, your GP has seen tons of stuff, they are there to do a job, which is to diagnose and treat your illness, so it's nothing to be embarrassed about mate! Good luck!

    I've suffered from hyperhidrosis for years and I finally asked my GP about it when I was 21. They prescribed me Driclor (which I now just buy over the counter at Boots) and I was amazed at how quickly it worked to stop me sweating. It totally changed my life. When I saw Embarrassing Bodies automatically telling the girl to get botox for the rest of her life I was stunned!! Surely she should have been told about this topical treatment first. For everyone who is worried about the soreness from Driclor, I found that it causes soreness mostly if I itch it. I found the best thing to do is put it on right before bed and wear something loose fitting so that air can get in to sooth the itch (also flapping the material to increase air contact when it's realy itchy helps me). If you can bare not scratching there should be minimal soreness the next day, or after 24 hours. I find I only need to apply it once every few weeks if I let it work properly while I sleep. Applying it every day is definately not recommended as it does literally just irritate your armpits beyond control at this concentration. I hope some people will find this helpful and not assume that botox is the only way forward.





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