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Perineum (Definition)

Ther perineum is the area between the anus and the scrotum in men and the vulva in women. It generally refers to the surface anatomy, from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx. Perineal tears and episiotomy can occur in this region during childbirth. The anogenital distance is a measure of the distance between the anus and the base of the penis or vagina & used in the ...Read more


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I have had an itchy perineum for over a month now. Pcp thought it was vaginitis, but it came back negative. Nothing is noticeable down there. Help!

I have had an itchy perineum for over a month now. Pcp thought it was vaginitis, but it came back negative. Nothing is noticeable down there. Help!

Exam and history : Exam and history are key. This could be many things: eczema, fungal infection, pruritus ani to name some quickly. Ask your doctor about topical steroid or antifungal cream. Keep the area clean and dry. Change any irritating lotions or soaps. ...Read more

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Two small cuts .Not sexually active . Sure they're on the perineum.Shaved around a month ago.Sometimes itchy around the perineum & labia majora. Help!

Two small cuts .Not sexually active . Sure they're on the perineum.Shaved around a month ago.Sometimes itchy around the perineum & labia majora. Help!

Could be anything: The cuts could be many things. It could be skin irritation from underwear or other clothing, it could be folliculitis (infected hair follicle) which could result from shaving, could be irritation from stubble/hair rubbing the leg, you could have a a skin infection. You should seek medical attention to properly assess its severity and whether intervention is required. ...Read more

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I have itchy and sore perineum after having unprotected sex. My husband has developed itchy red spots on his thighs and stomach. Is this std? Which?

I have itchy and sore perineum after having unprotected sex. My husband has developed itchy red spots on his thighs and stomach. Is this std? Which?

Cannot diagnose: You both need to be seen by a doctor and have this examined. That will provide a more specific diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much time should perineum be super swollen and itchy after birth?

How much time should perineum be super swollen and itchy after birth?

4 to 6 weeks: The post partum period is 4 to 6 weeks. If you think your swollen perineum is unusually itchy and swollen, go see your OB MD who did the OB care and delivery to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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I recently shaved my vaginal area& after a week was slightly itchy growing back. I have now noticed a lump on my perineum ?

I recently shaved my vaginal area& after a week was slightly itchy growing back. I have now noticed a lump on my perineum ?

Razor bump: It is normal to feel itchy as hair starts growing back after shaving due skin irritation by the hair. Some hairs will curl back in to the skin causing inflamation and infection.follicullitis. See your doctor who may consider antibiotics ...Read more

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Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Itchy anus for a few months and is painful when I go to the toilet. Can see 2 white tags half a cm from anus. Perineum is also swollen.

Anal Fissure: What you described suggest anal fissure. It would help to keep your stool soft to give the tears time to heal. Use a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. If it does not get better in three months after having consistently soft stools it would be time to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have severe sweating problem in perineum region.No itchy but sweat on that region fade colour of the denim jeans only on perineum region.Why it is?

I have severe sweating problem in perineum region.No itchy but sweat on that region fade colour of the denim jeans only on perineum region.Why it is?

Active sweat glands: Some of us have more active sweat glands then others. Hyperhydrosis is common in axilla or armpits but can be prominent in perineum. Botox is an approved treatment. ...Read more