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Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Many potential cause: Burning with urination can be caused by many things but generally is due to inflammation. Such inflammation can occur due to bacterial, viral, or yeast infections, be due to chemical or physical irritants (think soaps, douches, etc), trauma, or due to anatomic problems (eg urethral prolapse, labial adhesions, etc). See your md. ...Read more
Certainly: Uncircumcised boys occasionally get utis in ffirst year of life. Utis are quite common in little girls, with a peak around toilet training age (2 - 3 years). ! advise against using bubble-bath, and have little girls remove panties and pants and separate thighs widely to avoid labial trapping of urine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: Following needs: 1)urinate after sex, 2) drink enough water to urinate & empty bladder every 2-3hrs., 3) shower rather than bathe, 4)cotton underwaer & no thongs, 5) pull clothes to ankles & seperate thighs to avoid labial urine trapping, 6) avoid & treat constipation, 7)consider cranberry extracts for prophylaxis to reduce bacterial adherence 8) consult urologist. 9) good luck. ...Read more
I'm 22y/o, virgin. Is it normal for labia surface to looks like cauliflower if i had yeast infection? Is it the skin reaction due to the infection?
Probably not: The labial surface is normally smooth; any lesion, particularly one that resembles a cauliflower (and could be an hpv lesion or genital wart) needs further investigation. By virgin, i assume you mean no vaginal penetration. Hpv can be transmitted by oral/vaginal or even hand-finger/vaginal contact. Even condoms can't give full protection against hpv. Please get a check up! ...Read more
Pea sized lymph node swollen under chin right in the middle. Is this more likely due to my sinus infection than anything really scary? (Like cancer)
Cancer unlikely: Just monitor the node once a month or so. If it gets larger, i.e., twice it's current size. becomes painful or gets fixed to the surrounding tissue, see a doctor for evaluation. Otherwise you may watch and wait. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pap showed normal but signs of yeast, no Sx of infection. Menstruation 6 d later. Should I take OTC meds or redo test after menstruation?
No need to treat...: ...if you don't have symptoms of yeast infection. All women have yeasts in their vagina from time to time, and some of them all the time. Therefore It is normal to find yeasts on pap smears. Treatment is needed only when there are symptoms of yeast infection, typically vulvar, vaginal or labial itching and irritation, sometimes with slight discharge. Menstruation has nothing to do with it. ...Read more
What can I do stop constant viginal burning when i pee ? It's not a UTI or yeast infection everything comes back negative.
Dermatitis: Those symptoms usually are related to moisture and debris between the labia causing a local irruption. The skin in the labial area is very sensitive and delicate. Keeping the area clean is important. Clean with gentle bath soap and water, be sure to wipe always "front to back", and keep the area as dry as possible. ...Read more
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