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How do you tell the difference between bed bugs and genital herpes?

How do you tell the difference between bed bugs and genital herpes?

Not comparable: Genital herpes would show up on genitalia as a vesicle or ulcer, whereas bedbug bites typically have a "breakfast/lunch/dinner" presentation of 3 red/itchy bumps without an obvious central bite mark. ...Read more

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Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

?: Any itchy skin rash can be caused by many things but I suspect that a single itchy lesion on the calf is more likely from a bug bite. Try topical hydrocortisone on it to see if it helps. If not getting better after a week, see doctor. ...Read more

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I have Hsv 2 genital herpes, I have a rash on my ankle could this be herpes? Never had episode not in genital area. FYI recent exposure to bed bugs

I have Hsv 2 genital herpes, I have a rash on my ankle could this be herpes? Never had episode not in genital area. FYI recent exposure to bed bugs

Probably not herpes: It would be extremely unlikely for HSV2 to cause an outbreak on the ankle, but it could happen. You say nothing about what the rash is like. If herpes, it would appear as a cluster of blisters that soon become open sores or scabs. ...Read more

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Can a man live without his genitalia?

Can a man live without his genitalia?

Yes: Eunuchs were a classic biblical example of the same. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible for an xx male to have uncharacteristically large genitalia?

Please explain if it is possible for an xx male to have uncharacteristically large genitalia?

Confusing: XX chromosome defines female gender. XY is male. If you mean a man with two Y chromosomes or XYY, these individuals may be taller than average but have no other unusual physical characteristics. Men with XXY genotype or Kleinfelter's syndrome typically have smaller than average genitalia. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I'm 17 and at this age you can imagine how important this is for me and I feel rather embarrassed asking but why is my genitalia so small will it grow?

I'm 17 and at this age you can imagine how important this is for me and I feel rather embarrassed asking but why is my genitalia so small will it grow?

Small Genitals: This phenomenon may be a condition that can be treated with hormones. I am very happy you were brave enough to bring us this question. May we encourage you to get to a good pediatrician or urologist to determine what they can offer to help you normalize or feel normal. ...Read more

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Does Mountain Dew make male genitalia smaller?

Does Mountain Dew make male genitalia smaller?

I am not sure where: This question is coming from. Some people have said that caffeine effects sexual function in a male (which can impact size - erect vs non-erect penis) but my understanding is that there are no studies that have supported this. ...Read more

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Female genitalia cutting. Who does it and where?

Female genitalia cutting. Who does it and where?

Female Genital muti-: Lation. In the us it is illegal (felony) to practice female genital cutting below the age of 18. According to http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/female-genital-cutting. Cfm#j it is done in the us. There are 28 countries in the world (africa & middle east)where female genital cutting is still practiced actively as well as countries in asia. ...Read more

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What is a complete female genitalia examination?

What is a complete female genitalia examination?

External/internal: A complete pelvic exam would typically include, after a history evaluation, a careful visual inspection and digital exam with fingers and a speculum - to accurately assess both the external and internal female vaginal, vulva, cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and adj. Tissues. A pap test is freq. Done, as well. Occasionally, a sonogram is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Female genitalia?

What is the definition or description of: Female genitalia?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ambiguous genitalia?

What is the definition or description of: ambiguous genitalia?

Intersexuality: Subject has external genitalia which do not clearly appear to be female or male. Subject may be born with characteristics of both sexes as in hermaphroditism or genitalia may be malformed or underdeveloped as in severe hypospadias. Subject with ambiguos genitalia may have external genitalia which do not match gonadal or chromosomal sex as in androgen insensitivity syndrome or in adrenal hyperplasia. ...Read more

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If you have a child with ambiguous genitalia what should you do?

If you have a child with ambiguous genitalia what should you do?

Right after birth: Most children are identified right after birth by a pediatrician. A pediatric endocrinologist and a pediatric urologist consult on these babies right away and follow long term. To not know the sex of a newborn is extremely traumatic for the family and may also be associated with other medical problems requiring evaluation and treatment before these babies can go home. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one person to possess both female and male genitalia?

Is it possible for one person to possess both female and male genitalia?

Rare: The condition you are asking about is called hermaphrodite. These people have both female and male genitalia. It is extremely rare. In my 35 years of practice I have never seen a person with this condition. ...Read more

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Why as a male, I'm not attracted to the female genitalia? Is it just the the way the genitalia looks?

Why as a male, I'm not attracted to the female genitalia? Is it just the the way the genitalia looks?

Consultation: First get a consultation with your physician. There are many factors that may need to be addressed. A blood test is a start and then determination of a possible hormonal imbalance. Your concern may be the initial entry into a problem that is affecting other parts of your body function for health that needs addressing. ...Read more

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Hello. I just want to know how I can lighten the color of my genitalia since it is darker than the rest of my body.?

Hello. I just want to know how I can lighten the color of my genitalia since it is darker than the rest of my body.?

Would be unnatural: The genitalia are normally darker than the skin on the rest of the body, unless one has a dark tan on other parts of the body. It would look unnatural and strange if one's genitalia were the exact same color as, or lighter than, the rest of the body. ...Read more

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My genitalia was hurting a bit. Then I spread it out & saw some white residue inside which I cleaned with a qtip, now it doesn't hurt. Need I worry?

My genitalia was hurting a bit. Then I spread it out & saw some white residue inside which I cleaned with a qtip, now it doesn't hurt. Need I worry?

Vaginitis: Painful vagina with discharge can result from an infection called vaginitis. There are multiple possible causes. If the pain and discharge recur, please see your physician for evaluation and treatment. Be well. ...Read more

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Embarrassing genitalia itch, treatment?

Embarrassing genitalia itch, treatment?

See a doctor: See a doctor and see if there is a cause for the itch that can be treated. ...Read more

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Can people with both genitalia get pregnant?

Can people with both genitalia get pregnant?

Yes: If there is a open vagina that leads to a viable cervix and uterus, as well as fallopian tubes and ovaries connected to that pathway, absolutely yes. Often in these cases when they are identified as infants, one set of genitalia are removed at the urging of the md and consent of the parents. ...Read more

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Could you have ambiguous genitalia but a male torso?

Could you have ambiguous genitalia but a male torso?

Yes you can: Provided there is some testosterone producing testicular tissue present. ...Read more

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Can people be born with both male and female genitalia?

Can people be born with both male and female genitalia?

Yes: If have both male and female complete parts called true hermaphodite. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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If a person is born with both male and female genitalia could they reproduce?

If a person is born with both male and female genitalia could they reproduce?

Its possible: Genitalia development depends on the chromosomes and exposure to testosterone. There is a sequence of events starting with the internal genitalia (ovaries, tubes, testes) that ultimately play a role in the development of the external genitalia (outer vagina or penis). If a female, for ex., has all of her genitalia and has an enlarged clitoris (may look like a penis), she could conceive. ...Read more

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Girls genitalia exam 14 years old! My daughter has been itchy down there, I made dr. Appt. What will her exam consists of for this issue?

Girls genitalia exam 14 years old! My daughter has been itchy down there, I made dr. Appt. What will her exam consists of for this issue?

Prob external exam: At her age, her exam will depend on whether she is sexually active or not. If she is, she will need a complete exam, and cultures to look for any possible stds or infectious processes. If she is not, then an external exam and visualization should suffice. Itchiness could be from a number of causes, ranging from poor hygiene to an allergic reaction to detergent or clothing, to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Single organism less than 10, 000 isolated. These organisms common on external and internal genitalia considered colonizers. No further testing. Neg?

Single organism less than 10, 000 isolated. These organisms common on external and internal genitalia considered colonizers. No further testing. Neg?

Negative.: This is generally considered colonization or contamination (would need full report), unless there are very specific organisms are present. Treatment is not recommended, because the side effects of the antibiotics could outweigh the risk of treating colonization or contamination. Also, excessive antibiotic use could lead to antibiotic resistance in the future, should you get an infection. ...Read more

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Can you get moles on your genitalia?

Can you get moles on your genitalia?

Yes: Moles can occur anywhere. See your doctor for an evaluation to know if the moles are concerning and if they need removed. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles on your genitalia?

Is there an easy way to get rid of furuncles on your genitalia?

Easy no, but yes can: First of all make sure your hygeine is good. If you sweat alot, you might need to bath twice a day. Make sure your diet is healthy. If the furuncle is large and painful it might need to be cut open in the office and have the pus drain out. You might need antibiotics. See a family doctor or a dermatologist for help and advice. ...Read more

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When should teenage girls get their genitalia checked by the doctor?

When should teenage girls get their genitalia checked by the doctor?

If there is a proble: If there r problems or a concern, ie discharge, pain, lesions, etc. Or worried about stds otherwise first pap is at 21 y/o ...Read more