Sores or lesions on the female genitalia or in the vagina may have a number of possible causes.
Sores on the female genitals
Genital sores may be painful, itchy, produce a discharge, or cause no symptoms at all.
Because genital lesions or sores can have a negative affect on a person's self-image, many people do not seek proper medical care. All genital sores should be evaluated by a medical professional.
Itching, painful urination, or painful sexual intercourse often occur with genital lesions.
Sores or lesions on the female genitals are often caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs that can cause these sores include:
Precancerous changes of the vulva (vulvar dysplasia) may...
Definition An abscess is a collection of pus in any part of the body that, in most cases, causes swelling and inflammation around it. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Abscesses occur when an area of tissue becomes infected and the body's immune system tries to fight it. White blood cells move through the walls of the blood vessels into the area of the infection and collect within the damaged tissue. During this process, pus forms. Pus is the buildup of fluid, living and dead white blood cells, dead tissue, and bacteria or other foreign substances. Abscesses can form in almost any part of the body. The skin, under the skin, and the teeth are the most common sites. Abscesses may be caused by bacteria, parasites, and foreign substances. Abscesses in the skin are easy to see. They are red, raised, and painful. Abscesses in other areas of the body may not be obvious, but they may cause significant organ damage. Some specific type of abscesses are: Abdominal abscess Amebic liver abscess Anorectal...
Definition An anorectal abscess is a collection of pus in the area of the anus and rectum. Alternative Names Anal abscess; Rectal abscess; Perirectal abscess; Perianal abscess; anal gland abscess; Abscess - anorectal Causes, incidence, and risk factors Common causes of anorectal abscess include: Blocked gland in the area Infection of an anal fissure Sexually transmitted infection Deep rectal abscesses may be caused by intestinal disorders such as Crohn's disease . The following factors increase your risk for an anorectal abscess: Anal sex Chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer Diabetes Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis ) Use of medications such as prednisone Weakened immune system (such as from HIV / AIDS ) The condition may occur in infants and toddlers who are still in diapers and who have a history of anal fissures.
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