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What Is Ambiguous Genitalia
Intersexuality: Subject has external genitalia which do not clearly appear to be female or male. Subject may be born with characteristics of both sexes as in hermaphroditism or genitalia may be malformed or underdeveloped as in severe hypospadias.Subject with ambiguos genitalia may have external genitalia which do not match gonadal or chromosomal sex as in androgen insensitivity syndrome or in adrenal hyperplasia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subject has external genitalia which do not clearly appear to be female or male. Subject may be born with characteristics of both sexes as in hermaphroditism or genitalia may be malformed or underdeveloped as in severe hypospadias.Subject with ambiguos genitalia may have external genitalia which do not match gonadal or chromosomal sex as in androgen insensitivity syndrome ...Read more
Right after birth: Most children are identified right after birth by a pediatrician. A pediatric endocrinologist and a pediatric urologist consult on these babies right away and follow long term. To not know the sex of a newborn is extremely traumatic for the family and may also be associated with other medical problems requiring evaluation and treatment before these babies can go home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Female: A biological female has a vulva, vagina, uterus with cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries as well as breasts. These days people call themselves "female" and have male anatomy; but obviously they are not biologically female. ...Read more
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
Hello. i just want to know how i can lighten the color of my genitalia since it is darker than the rest of my body. ?
Confusing: XX chromosome defines female gender. XY is male. If you mean a man with two Y chromosomes or XYY, these individuals may be taller than average but have no other unusual physical characteristics. Men with XXY genotype or Kleinfelter's syndrome typically have smaller than average genitalia. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I'm 17 and at this age you can imagine how important this is for me and i feel rather embarrassed asking but why is my genitalia so small will it grow?
Small Genitals: This phenomenon may be a condition that can be treated with hormones. I am very happy you were brave enough to bring us this question. May we encourage you to get to a good pediatrician or urologist to determine what they can offer to help you normalize or feel normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If there is a open vagina that leads to a viable cervix and uterus, as well as fallopian tubes and ovaries connected to that pathway, absolutely yes. Often in these cases when they are identified as infants, one set of genitalia are removed at the urging of the md and consent of the parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If have both male and female complete parts called true hermaphodite. ...Read more
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
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