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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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I have pains in my pelvis close to my genital area on the left side. The pains are either, a burning sensation, numbness, or just a sharp, deep pain.

I have pains in my pelvis close to my genital area on the left side. The pains are either, a burning sensation, numbness, or just a sharp, deep pain.

Get to a Urologist: Those problems could represent impingement of a nerve or richly-innervated structure in the groin. A urologist would be a good start to rule out bad things. While you're waiting for the appointment, you could read online how to do a male self-examination to exclude any anatomical abnormalities. Good luck, and feel better soon! ...Read more

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I experience burning sensation on my feet and sometimes on the outer genital area? Is that a menopausal symptom?

I experience burning sensation on my feet and sometimes on the outer genital area? Is that a menopausal symptom?

No direct relation: Symptoms of menopause are caused but hormonal changes in the female body. Burning of the feet and genitalia are probable neuropathic in nature and should be evaluate by doctor. There is no direct relationship between the two. The feet and the crotch are enervated by the lower sacral nerves. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in urinal/genital area.My diab.is under control,had urinal test for bacteria-all good,I was at GYN-all good and PAPA test too

I have burning sensation in urinal/genital area.My diab.is under control,had urinal test for bacteria-all good,I was at GYN-all good and PAPA test too

GU discomfort: Sorry to hear about these symptoms. I would want to know more -such as the timing/onset of symptoms. Diabetes can cause longer term problems such as neuropathies, or 'nerve damage' but it sounds like you're doing your best to control it. I would be worried if this is of a sudden onset of such as with shingles or even herpes which can break out -initially with burning type symptoms. Hope u get help ...Read more

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What would cause a constant cooling burning sensation in the vagina & genital area for 2/12 weeks straight? Besides a yeast infection?

What would cause a constant cooling burning sensation in the vagina & genital area for 2/12 weeks straight? Besides a yeast infection?

Burning: You could have a bacterial infection. These infections would include sexually transmitted disease. They however are usually associated with a vaginal discharge. Would advise seeing your physician for a vaginal examination and possible a culture. ...Read more

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How to stop the burning sensation on my genitals from nair?

Aloe: The chemical removal of hair in a sensitive area can cause irritation to that skin. After first making sure that all of that substance is now rinsed off, consider aloe or other topical skin lotion that you might use for a sunburn. Sun and chemical injury are treated in a similar fashion after making sure the chemical agent is removed or neutralized. ...Read more

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Ma am i have recently washed my genitals with head and shoulders and now feeling a burning sensation that has lasted all day. Is it ok to use cortizon?

Ma am i have recently washed my genitals with head and shoulders and now feeling a burning sensation that has lasted all day. Is it ok to use cortizon?

Irritation: The strong detergent and drying effect on natural oils in your genital area caused irritation. Instead of cortisone creams, I would try applications of soothing lotions with aloe in them. If redness and itching develop, then you could try cortisone type cream. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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Why do I get a burning sensation in my genitals after showering? I don't use soap . I'm getting this on and off for weeks now. No UTI though ?!

Why do I get a burning sensation in my genitals after showering? I don't use soap . I'm getting this on and off for weeks now. No UTI though ?!

Hormones likely : The gradual decline in the female hormone Estradiol in the years leading up to menopause is associated with changes in the skin and mucus membranes of the female genital tract. Vaginal dryness, itching, and changes in sensation as well as increased risk for urinary infections are widely experienced symptoms. Consider having your urine tested and ask your doctor if topical estrogen cream could help. ...Read more

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more