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Dr. David Kurss
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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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Female Genitalia (Definition)

The female genitalia are anatomic features including the vulva, labia, ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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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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Dr. David Kurss
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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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Dr. Robert Lutz
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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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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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What can cause random lacerations on female genitalia to appear?

What can cause random lacerations on female genitalia to appear?

Lichen sclerosis: I suspect u have lichen planus/sclerosis: ulcerations on the vulva-vaginal areas can occur because of lichen planus/sclerosis, which we don't know the cause--but likely some autoimmune mechanism. It can be sore, itching, irritated, scarring, and distressing to the woman afflicted. These are quite treatable conditions and so i would recommend consulting your doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert
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Is the female genitalia supposed to have 2 openings besides the anus? Because i only have the very narrow opening which i assume to be the urethra.

Is the female genitalia supposed to have 2 openings besides the anus? Because i only have the very narrow opening which i assume to be the urethra.

Normal anatomy: Yes normal female anatomy includes urethra, vagina and anus. If you are able to urinate you have a functioning urethra. You may not have an opening to your vagina or in rare cases the vagina can be absent. Please see a board certified ob/gyn for an exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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What hormones are responsible for the development of the female genitalia?

What hormones are responsible for the development of the female genitalia?

Genitalia: That is an unusual question for a 45 year old woman - the development is much earlier in life and menopause will kick in over the next 5-10 years. If you are a man looking for gender identity change make an appointment to see a Psychologist. Only if she/he agrees with your desire should you be referred to a clinician. Most such patients I see are much younger than 45. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Is it safe to put lidocaine on female genitalia? Will is cause a numbing affect?

Is it safe to put lidocaine on female genitalia? Will is cause a numbing affect?

Yes: Yes it is safe when used properly. I have prescribed topical Lidocaine for the relief of primary or episodic herpetic lesion pain. ...Read more

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