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A 34-year-old member asked:

what can cause random lacerations on female genitalia to appear?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Unusual problem: When there are certain states of estrogen deficiency, one may experience dryness and chaffing that may appear similar to lacerations. Otherwise, I am not certain what could be the cause other than excessively tight garment wear producing abrasions or trauma from other sources of manipulation. I would advise consultation with your gynecologist.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lichen sclerosis: I suspect u have lichen planus/sclerosis: ulcerations on the vulva-vaginal areas can occur because of lichen planus/sclerosis, which we don't know the cause--but likely some autoimmune mechanism. It can be sore, itching, irritated, scarring, and distressing to the woman afflicted. These are quite treatable conditions and so i would recommend consulting your doc for an evaluation. Good luck.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Female genitalia cutting. Who does it and where?

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Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Ob/gyn and plastic : Call a local ob/gyn or plastic surgeon and see if they do cosmetic surgery in that area.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Why do some people's female genitalia smell worse than others?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Multiple causes: It could be infection, it could be hygiene issues, it could be a lack of fresh dry air to the vaginal area. Vaginal ph (acid level) may also effect the odor slightly. Recent unprotected sex will also cause an odor. I recommend no underwear to bed when not on your period, shower over tub, cotton panties over thongs and non cotton, and wiping front to back as a start. See you gyn if odor is new.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Female genitalia?

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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Female: A biological female has a vulva, vagina, uterus with cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries as well as breasts. These days people call themselves "female" and have male anatomy; but obviously they are not biologically female.

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