What other symptoms might occur with genital rash?

A genital rash may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Conditions that cause genital rashes can cause other genital symptoms or affect other body systems.

Genital symptoms that may occur along with genital rash

Genital rash may accompany other symptoms affecting the genitals including:

  • Abnormal discharge
  • Genital itching
  • Genital pain or burning
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Ulcerations on the genitals
  • Visible eggs or small insects crawling through the pubic hair

Other symptoms that may occur along with genital rash

Genital rash may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Pelvic pain
  • Rash on the hands and feet or elsewhere on the body
  • Ulcerations of the groin

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

In some cases, genital rash may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:

  • High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Severe pelvic or abdominal pain

What is genital rash?

Although genital skin rashes can be related to noninfectious conditions, such as allergic reactions and contact dermatitis, many genital rashes are due to sexually transmitted infections. The area may be reddened with blisters or sores, or may retain its normal color but have noticeable bumps. Other symptoms, such as discharge, pain, burning with urination, or itching, may also occur.
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What causes genital rash?

Genital rashes can be caused by non-infectious conditions, such as allergic reactions, irritation, or inflammation, or by infectious conditions. Many of the infectious conditions are spread sexually, although some are not.

Infectious causes of genital rash

Genital rash may be caused by infections including:

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Annual Review Date: Aug 23, 2013 Copyright: © Copyright 2014 Health Grades, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Health Grades, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the HealthGrades User Agreement.

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