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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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I am a dark skin person female and the skin around my genital area is white. What is the cause of that and how can I fix it. ?

I am a dark skin person female and the skin around my genital area is white. What is the cause of that and how can I fix it. ?

White spot: See your dermatologist for an appropriate diagnosis. Vitiligo is a condition where there is loss of melanocytes and the skin gets very white. Often it starts around body orifices. Your doctor can look at your skin with a woods light and see if there are lighter spots developing anywhere else. Treatment depends on what the diagnosis is. ...Read more

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What can cause a pinch on genital area leading to a small patch of missing hair?

What can cause a pinch on genital area leading to a small patch of missing hair?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Have had a persistent vibration/fluttering in lower right side genital area. Any cause for concern?

Have had a persistent vibration/fluttering in lower right side genital area. Any cause for concern?

Not likely: Any chance you keep your phone near there? (front R pocket?). People now report 'phantom vibration' that would be like their phone on buzz...even when not wearing/carrying a phone. It is not likely a problem. If other symptoms start, then may want to ask your Dr. ...Read more

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I have numbness on the left side of my genital area. What is the cause, and how do I treat it?

I have numbness on the left side of my genital area.  What is the cause, and how do I treat it?

Depends: Could be neuropathy from diabetes, problem at 3rd sacral spinal root, a pelvic mass (benign or malignant), or other things. You "treat" this problem by identifying the cause and if possible removing it. Some causes can be "treated, " others (e.g. Diabetic pudendal neuropathy) can't. At your age, you need to be examined. What does your doctor say? ...Read more

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Married. Have herpes 1. Since two weeks now I keep getting papee cuts outside of my genital area. Married. What causes these cuts.

Married.  Have herpes 1.  Since two weeks now I keep getting papee cuts outside of my genital area.  Married.  What causes these cuts.

More info needed: If you shave or trim these are likely the causes. Without a physical exam is is difficult to address this issue. Provide pictures or see a physician in person. Good luck ...Read more

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I have been getting boils since I was 10years old mostly around the genital area and my inner thighs. What. Could be the cause of this. I am 32 now.

I have been getting boils since I was 10years old mostly around the genital area and my inner thighs. What. Could be the cause of this. I am 32 now.

Boils: These are often recurrences of Staphylococcal skin eruptions and may be due to colonization with subsequent breaks in the skin allowing entry of the organisms. Suggest seeing a dermatologist and having these examined and cultured the next time you have an outbreak. May be possible to clear this up. Good luck. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more