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Genital itching

Genital itching: Introduction

Genital itching: Itching of the genital region. See detailed information below for a list of 30 causes of Genital itching, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Genital itching:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Genital itching. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Genital itching

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Causes of Types of Genital itching:

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Genital itching: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Genital itching, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Genital itching Treatments

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Stories from Users for Genital itching

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Diagnostic tests for Genital itching:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Genital itching. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Examine genital areas and note any rash, redness, discharge, lesions, dryness, atrophy or pubic lice or eggs on hair shaft
    • Examine other areas of skin that may be affected by itch - e.g. webs of fingers in scabies infection; most men that have tinea cruris ("Jock itch") also have tinea pedis ("Athletes foot").
    • Vaginal speculum examination to observe any discharge and lesions within the vagina and to allow swabs to be taken
  • Swab and microscopy of discharge, if present - to help diagnose candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis and trichomoniasis.
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Genital itching: Animations

Medications or substances causing Genital itching:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Genital itching as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Genital itching: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Genital itching may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Genital itching

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Genital itching. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Misdiagnosis and Genital itching

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Genital itching: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Genital itching

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Genital itching: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Genital itching:

The list of organs typically affected by Genital itching may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Genital itching

The list below shows some of the causes of Genital itching mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Genital itching?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Genital itching. Of the 30 causes of Genital itching that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 25 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Genital itching:

The following list of conditions have 'Genital itching' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Genital itching:

The following list of medical conditions have Genital itching or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Genital itching Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Genital itching based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Genital itching?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Genital itching, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Genital itching:

    Subtypes of Genital itching:

    Vulva itch (48 causes), Vaginal itching (24 causes), Vulvitis (43 causes), Vulvovaginitis (14 causes), Vaginal irritation (12 causes), Itchy vagina (13 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Genital itching:

    Sexual symptoms (1838 causes), Genital symptoms (986 causes), Itching skin (1068 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Women's health symptoms (1177 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Intercourse symptoms (258 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Mens health symptoms (291 causes)

    Symptoms related to Genital itching:

    Vaginal itch, Vulval itch (48 causes), Penile itch (18 causes), Genital rash (25 causes), Fungal infection, Jock itch, Chafing (6 causes), Tinea cruris, Penis itch (18 causes), Vaginal itching (24 causes), Scabies, Pubic lice, Yeast infection

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Genital itching

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