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What Causes Pain In The Vaginal Area?

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in your body for life. It hibernates in nerve roots when it's not causing symptoms such as painful blisters or open sores in the genital area. Herpes outbreaks can happen over and over again and may be linked to stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, menstruation, or genital friction. HIV-positive women tend to have more frequent and more difficult-to-treat...
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RE:Why dont you answer my question....i know i'm flooding your mailbox by trying to seek answer 5th time.....u gotta understand my pain...plz plz plz answer asap: 30 March' 08

Hi Dr. Bob, actually your reply disappointed me coz I was convinced that Im infected and dont have a courage to get tested and Im still like that. Well, may be I found a sure way to be sure that Im not infected that too without being tested....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...3 days, but I still have a white coating on my tongue. Ive few swollen lymph nodes (slight but persistent pain) in my groin area where as the one I had on my neck is no more there. After 2 months of the exposure, I got tested for Hepatitis-B, HSV... Read more »

Open cut on penis thanks to a painful zipper accident

G'day Dr BobI'm hoping you may be able to help put my mind at ease.The incident occured 2.5 months ago so I'm waiting for the 3 months mark to have a blood test. As this date is approaching Im starting to stress about getting the test done. I guess...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...feeling at this moment.OK, so you wisely unzipped Mr. Happy and did not see any damage, even when you "squeeze the skin around the area." That's a good sign. The condom covered the area in question. That's also reassuring. Chances of vaginal... Read more »

Vaginal discoloration and scabies

Recently I broke out with scabies. My doc perscribed kwell lotion. Most of the scabies sore are on my arms, some on my face, and some around but not on my vaginal area. Is there anyway scabies can contaminate the vulva or vagina? Also, I have...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...of the buttocks are frequently infected as well. In infants, the head, neck, palms and soles may be involved (although these areas are not usually infected in adults).This infection is transmitted primarily by direct body-to-body contact, which... Read more »


Dear Dr. Henry:I was the person who wrote to you several months ago after having been sexually assaulted. Tests results were as follows: Negative Elisas at 6, 10, 16 & 26 weeks (whew). PCR RNA<400 at 18 weeks. My gynocologist and family doc are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
CMV and EBV are other viruses to consider at least. Seeing an ID doctor probably would be worthwhile. If nothing can be found then counseling would be in order. KH Read more »
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Systemic Candidiasis

...Creams and ointments are used for skin and nail infections. They can be used at the corners of the mouth or rubbed into affected areas of skin, including the labia. They should be applied two to four times a day by gentle and thorough massage.... Read more »
The Well Project

Fungal Infections

...infections should consider being screened for HIV Symptoms include itching, burning, and pain around the vagina, labia, or anal area and thick, curd-like vaginal discharge HIV-positive women often have recurring yeast infections that are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


...disease (STD). Gonorrhea is caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae , a bacterium that can grow and multiply easily in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...simple steps to avoid spreading the infection to other places on their body or other people. Avoid touching the infected area during an outbreak, and wash your hands after contact with that area. Do not have sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or... Read more »
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HELP - Abdominal pain question

Posted by solost, 1 Reply
...suit. Today, I feel muscle spasms all over my body, I noticed something that looked like a lymph node on my neck.. My groin area looks weird and I'm not sure if its swollen or not. I have a pulsating sensation in my lower left abodomen. I... Read more »

Concerned about exposure time frame & OHL (Oral Hair Leukoplakia)

Posted by WorriedOne, 2 Replies
...understand if this would be a cause. The other side of the tongue is clear and does not have any white spots or spot. The white area/spot which is approximately 1/4 inch and can not be easily removed unless its pinched with my fingers and a bath... Read more »

So worried about groin pain

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...been positive. I used a condom both times, and there was no breakage, slip-offs, etc. Even so, I noticed that a substantial area of my lower penis and genitals were exposed the whole time, and also came in contact with their vaginal liquids.... Read more »

Symptoms - Night Sweats

Posted by Freaked_Ben, 1 Reply
...unprotected oral and protected vaginal intercourse on Sunday the 11th. Then on Saturday the 17th, had a sharp pain on my right should area, basically making it impossible for me to use my arm without serious pain being involved. This is only on... Read more »