Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Most women experience minor vaginal problems from time to time. These problems can be related to menstrual cycles, sex, infection, birth control methods, aging, medicines, or changes after pregnancy. A change in your normal vaginal discharge may be the first sign of a vaginal problem. Changes in urination, such as having to urinate more frequently or having a burning feeling when you urinate, also may be a symptom of a vaginal problem.
Genital allergy should be considered as a possible diagnosis in all patients with genital soreness or irritation for which no infection or dermatosis can be identified and in whom symptoms remain unchanged or worsen with treatment. It is an underreported and underdiagnosed condition as patients may not complain about symptoms in this area. Moreover, diagnosis and therapy may not often be conducted by a dermatologist or allergologist. Therefore, many cases of allergic diseases in the genital area remain undetected. The genital area is exposed to various allergens and irritants due to hygienic and sexual practices that are not always obvious.
Vaginal itching is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptom that often occurs due to irritating substances, infections, or menopause. It may also occur as a result of certain skin disorders or sexually transmitted diseases STDs. In rare cases, vaginal itching might develop due to stress or vulvar cancer. However, you should contact your doctor or gynecologist if the itching is severe or if you suspect you have an underlying condition.
A genital rash is a skin symptom that can be caused by a number of health problems and can occur on any part of the male or female genital area. Rashes are normally reddish in color, may be painful or itchy, and may include bumps or sores. There are many possible causes for a genital rash, ranging from infections that are treatable to a sexually transmitted infection , allergies , and autoimmune disorders. Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, are another possible cause of genital rashes and can include:. The doctor will look at the features of the rash, including any lesions or warts.