Genital herpes is caused by a contagious virus called herpes simplex and is very common. The disease is very common, about one-third of all adults have at some point been infected by the virus.
Genital & STD Articles
Circinate balanitis is commonly associated with Reiter’s syndrome. This is an inflammation of the glans penis, seen in up to 40% of men affected by Reiter’s syndrome.
Scabies is a highly contagious skin disease caused by a mite infestation. The condition is not related to personal hygiene, so anyone can get scabies.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria, and the number of infected individuals has increased in recent years. The most common way to get infected is by having vaginal or anal sex without a condom or through oral sex.
Vulvitis is not a disease, but an inflammation of the vulva caused by an infection, allergy or injury. The vulva is the area of skin outside of the female genitalia, and is prone to irritation because of its moistness and warmth.
Hemorrhoids are a normal part of the rectal area: they are the veins that encompass the mucus membranes in this region. The condition that we call “hemorrhoids” is very common but harmless.
Genital psoriasis is psoriasis that develops around the genitals. The condition is not contagious and usually inherited. Genital psoriasis can be triggered by yeast infections, and those with a genetic predisposition are more susceptible to psoriasis.
Balanitis is an inflammation of the penis, foreskin or glans and is a common problem among men, especially young boys. It is a bacterial infection in the space between the glans and the foreskin.
Visible sebaceous glands, also known as Fordyce spots or Tyson glands, are skin glands that wet the skin.
Candidiasis is a general term for fungal infections marked by redness and itching around the mouth or genitals.
Genital warts are one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The disease is caused by a virus called HPV (human papillomavirus), and can cause harmless warts on the genitals or around the anus.
Genital sores can be a symptom of many skin conditions, but most often they are signs of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs affect all populations, but young women are especially at risk.