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Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

Is BPH caused by poor hygiene around the genitals? Is BPH just nonbacterial prostatitis?

No: No to both questions. BPH is benign prostate hypertrophy. In BPH the prostate gets bigger and when symptomatic the urine stream changes, the bladder doesn't empty as well and one has to go more often to keep up with poor bladder emptying. ...Read more

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Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

Prostatitis is the swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, which is a gland located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more


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Can you recommend a remedy for itchiness and cracking in female genitals?

Can you recommend a remedy for itchiness and cracking in female genitals?

Visit your OBGYN: Itchiness and cracking in the female genetalia is an indication to visit your OB/GYN. The list of potential diagnoses is large, and you need a physical exam from your OB/GYN. Take a look at this list at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists on itching of the female vulva: http://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Disorders-of-the-Vulva-Common-Causes-of-Vulvar-Pain-Burning-and-Itching#vul ...Read more

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When the area around my genitals get sweaty, the skin becomes loose and itchy. The skin peels off when it is scratched. Please help?

When the area around my genitals get sweaty, the skin becomes loose and itchy. The skin peels off when it is scratched. Please help?

See derm: You probably have seborrheic dermatitis try drying area with hair dryer or fan after bathing. Use zeasorb af powder on the area. 1% Hydrocortisone cream may also help. See dermatologist if continue to have problems. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bumps on a childs genitals?

What causes red itchy bumps on a childs genitals?

Difficult to answer: Attempting to diagnose ; then properly treat rashes "over the phone" or without actually inspecting is usually ill-advised. Nonetheless, based on my experience of nearly 30 years of office-based pediatrics, rashes that most frequent the diaper region tend to be either due to yeast or irritation. If you have already attempted home treatment w/o success perhaps it's best to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause itchy red genitals?

Can HPV cause itchy red genitals?

Nope: HPV doesn't cause any symptoms like this. There are too many causes of genital rashes to even guess, but for sure it isn't HPV. See a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more