What other symptoms might occur with genital itching?

Genital itching may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Some conditions that cause genital itching only affect the genital area, while others may involve other parts of the body.

Symptoms that may occur along with genital itching

Genital itching may accompany other symptoms affecting the genital area or skin including:

  • Bleeding after intercourse
  • Increased sensitivity to irritants
  • Increased susceptibility to genital infections
  • Itchy skin in other areas of the skin
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain or burning of the genitals
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Raised, thickened red or white patches
  • Redness or swelling of the genitals
  • Sores, blisters or scabs in the affected area
  • Vaginal or penile discharge
  • Visible eggs or small insects crawling through the pubic hair

Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition

In some cases, genital itching may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition. Seek prompt medical care if you, or someone you are with, have genital itching along with any of these symptoms:

  • Abnormal discharge
  • Changes in appearance, color, thickness, or texture of the skin of the genitals
  • Genital bleeding
  • Itchy skin in other areas of the body
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain or burning of the genitals
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Pelvic pain
  • Redness or swelling of the genitals
  • Sores, blisters or scabs
  • Visible eggs or small insects crawling through the pubic hair
INTRODUCTION

What is genital itching?

Itching in the genital region can result from irritation, allergy, inflammation, infection or cancer. Irritation can occur as a result of exposure to chemicals in soaps, feminine hygiene products, perfumes, lubricants, douches, and creams. Similar chemicals can also cause allergies in some people, as can latex. In ... Read more about genital itchingintroduction

CAUSES

What causes genital itching?

Itching in the genital region can result from irritation, allergy, inflammation, infection or cancer. Many of the infections that can cause genital itching are contagious. Other conditions that cause genital itching are not contagious.... Read more about genital itchingcauses

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