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A 18-year-old female asked:

i have slight tenderness in the pubic area but only when i touch it, is this normal and okay?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Get tested : There are many many things that can cause something like this but herpes would be my worry. Get tested.

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Anyone creeped out by people touching your neck?

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Homeopathic symptom: All of us are sensitive to certain things -- some of us extremely so. It depends how bothered you are by this, and whether it's limiting your activities. But there are certain homeopathic remedies known to involve this symptom. If willing, you could consult an experienced classical homeopath to discuss this, plus other features unique to you . . . Leading to a helpful remedy for you overall.

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