Genital & Urinary
What is a bladder spasm? A bladder spasm is when the bladder muscles squeeze without warning & can force out urine. Learn about bladder spasm treatment & causes.
You know you’re not pregnant, so what is the reason? Missed, irregular, or late periods can happen for many reasons. Figure out why you may have missed your period.
A comprehensive guide to understanding why you spot in between periods.
Pain with urination is a common problem that may be caused by an infection or a reaction to ingredients in soap or detergent. Sometimes, it’s a sign of a kidney stone, which can cause intense pain and may need to be broken up by your doctor or removed surgically.
Are you experiencing vaginal bleeding outside of your normal menstrual cycle, after sex, or after menopause? It's important to recognize patterns of vaginal bleeding outside of your normal menstrual cycle so you can talk to your doctor.
Frequent urination can signify normal physiological changes. But in some cases, it may be a sign of an underlying condition or infection.
Understand your bright red (bloody) urine symptoms, including 10 causes and common questions.
It is normal to bleed after sex if it your first time or if it has been awhile since your last sexual experience. However, if this is not the case, then bleeding after intercourse can be caused by trauma to the vagina, menstruation, a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease, or a cervical polyp.
Pain in the penis is incredibly common. Usually, it’s a sign of an infection, like a urinary tract infection or a sexually transmitted disease. But it can be a sign of more serious conditions like penile trauma or decreased blood flow to the penis.
Understand your cheese-like vaginal odor symptoms, including 3 causes and common questions.
Clear vaginal discharge is a common and normal symptom from the female reproductive system. Clear stretchy discharge is a sign of ovulation, while clear watery vaginal discharge occurs between periods, sexual arousal, or pregnancy. Thick clear vaginal discharge can indicate an infection.
Understand decreased sex drive symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.
Female urethral discharge is usually the first sign of an infection known as urethritis. The causes of white particles in urine, or mucus in urine, is known as gonococcal urethritis, which can also cause pain and burning in the urethra.
An itchy urethra in females is a symptom from an inflamed urethra. This condition is usually caused by urethritis or a yeast infection. Women who have an irritated urethra may also be experiencing burning when peeing, or itching around the vaginal area.
If you feel tingling in your genital area, you maybe be concerned about nerve damage, disruption of blood flow to the genitals, or sexual performance. A numb vagina or penis can be caused by cauda equina syndrome which is a rare disorder that affects the nerves located in the lower end of the spinal cord. This disorder can be either rapid onset, or slow onset. Read below for additional information on causes and treatment options for tingling genitals.
Understand your groin lump symptoms with Buoy, including 9 causes and common questions concerning your groin lump.
The most common causes of groin numbness are due to compression of the nerves, narrow spinal cord, infection affecting the nerves and spinal cord, or trauma from an injury. Nerve pain in the groin and inner thigh can be caused from thigh nerve issue (meralgia paresthetica). Pain or tingling in the lower back with groin numbness can also be caused by a herniated disk in the lower back. Read below for more causes and treatment options for numbness in the groin.
Pain in the groin can occur in athletes from muscle strains or tears in the tendon. Nerve damage and compression can also cause groin pain. The most common cause of groin pain in men and women are hernias or enlarged lymph nodes. Read below for more information on causes and how to treat groin muscle pain.
Have you noticed a lump in your groin area? A lump in the groin or inner thigh on males and females can be caused by a variety of conditions that range in severity, from common conditions such as groin abscesses and skin cysts, to rarer conditions like lipoma or a groin hernia. Read more below about what may be causing the lump in your groin and how your doctor may treat it.
Understand your loss of armpit/pubic hair symptoms, including 4 causes and common questions.
The perineum pain between the genitals and anus can be commonly caused by anal fissures. Pain in the area between the scrotum and the anus can be caused by chronic or acute prostatitis. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
Painful erections, also known as priapism, is generally not normal and individuals with this condition must pay attention to the duration of the erection. There are many causes of erection pain, most of them include problems with blood flow and circulation of blood to the penis. Other causes may arise from medication side effects, trauma to the penis, or urethritis. Read below for more information on causes and treatments for painful erections.
A painful lump in the groin in females and males, specifically located on one side, is most likely caused by an enlarged lymph node, a skin infection like an skin abscess or cyst, an infected ingrown hair on the groin, or a symptom of a sexually transmitted infection. Read below for associated symptoms, other causes, and treatment options for your painful lump on one side of the groin.
More than half of all women of childbearing age report pain with their menstrual periods for at least one to two days of their cycle. Understand what's causing the pain and how to treat it.
It’s not unusual to experience pain during sex, particularly if you’re a woman. Common causes include vulvodynia, vaginal infections, and dryness from menopause. Treatments like lubricants, physical therapy, and cognitive therapy can help.
A red penis can be caused from sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia or genital herpes, or a urinary tract infection. An overlooked cause of redness on the penis is chemical irritation from hygienic products. Read below for more information on penile redness and treatment options.
Penis irritation and itchiness could look like a rash, red bumps, or blisters on the penis. An itchy penis is most commonly caused by skin infections, chemicals used in hygiene products, or a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease. Read below for more information on related symptoms, other causes, and treatment options.
Redness on the penis tip is also known as balanitis and those who are uncircumcised are more at risk. Redness on the penis head is often associated with itching, swelling, or pain with urination. Common causes include penis irritation caused by hygienic products and chemicals, urethritis, scabies, or sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia. Read below for more causes and treatment options for redness at the tip of the penis.
Not all STD symptoms in women are due to an STD. Here's a comprehensive list of STD and non-STD causes.
Red testicles can have associated symptoms of pain, itchiness, swelling, or dryness of the skin. Common causes for scrotal redness include allergic reactions to hygienic products, chemicals, or medication. In addition, skin conditions like eczema and scabies can cause a red scrotum.
Finding stool in the vagina means there's an abnormal connection from the large intestines, the rectum, and the vagina. This condition is called rectovaginal fistula.
Understand your swollen penis symptoms, including 2 causes & common questions.
Testicle numbness can be alarming since it is most likely caused by a compressed or damage nerve. Groin nerve irritation and a thigh nerve issue can cause tingling in the scrotum. A herniated disk in the lower back can also can also cause tingling testicles and pubic area
Testicle pain can range from sudden, intense pain to a dull ache. It can be an emergency, because it may mean that something is blocking blood flow to your testicles.
A testicular lump is an abnormal mass that forms in the testicles. Testicular lumps can be painless or painful. Learn about the top 6 testicular lump causes.
A mild swollen testicle after an injury is common and often goes away after a few days. However, large, or sudden swelling should be immediately treated, as it may point to a more serious underlying condition.
Painful ejaculation may be caused by a urinary infection or from prostatitis, or other underlying conditions. It can feel like burning or pain while ejaculating. It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis and treat the cause.
Cloudy urine is a symptom of many conditions, including dehydration and urinary tract and yeast infections, or simply something you ate. But it can also be a sign of diabetes and kidney disease.
It’s not unusual for urine to appear darker temporarily if you’ve eaten certain foods or become dehydrated. But urine that is consistently dark brown can be a sign of a more serious problem, such as infections, liver disease, and kidney problems.
It’s normal for women to have an irregular period occasionally. But if your periods often arrive too early or too late, it may have a medical cause, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, a thyroid problem, or an eating disorder.
A comprehensive guide to understanding vaginal discharge including colors, odors and causes.
Some causes of vaginal itching or burning, such as yeast infections, are common and may be treated at home. But it’s still important to talk to a doctor to rule out other causes, such as infections and skin conditions.
There are multiple causes of vaginal pain, including infection, irritation or trauma. Learn how to cure vaginal pain by understanding causes and relief options.
A swollen vagina is often accompanied by other conditions, such pain, discharge, or itching, and can be caused by inflammation, obstruction, or trauma.
Urine could have foul, strong, or sweet smelling characteristics. The most common causes of bad smelling urine are dehydration, dietary changes, or a side-effect of medication.
While there is an array of color and consistency to vaginal discharge, it's quite common to have bloody vaginal discharge after your period. Other causes can relate to age, bacterial or yeast infections, or an STD.
If you are experiencing dry itchy vaginal lips, or dry scabbing skin on the outside of your vagina, this could be from using irritating chemicals for hygiene or hair removal. A dry rash on the outside of the vagina can also be a sign of a skin infection or STD.
Vaginal discharge is normal, but if it’s green, that's a sign of an infection, such as a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
Pain in one testicle can be rare and serious if not treated promptly. The pain can reside in either the right or left testicle and be associated with testicular swelling, lower abdomen pain, and burning when urinating. Sharp pain in one testicle can be caused by testicular torsion, an injury to the groin, a bacterial infection, or prostatitis.
A yellow pus vaginal discharge can be alarming. Many of its possible causes are common and can be self-treated, however, some causes are more serious and require a doctor's visit. Read below to learn 8 possible causes of yellow pus vaginal discharge and ways to treat it.
It’s normal to have a period that’s heavier than usual every now and then. But there are several medical problems, such as fibroids and polyps, that can cause consistently heavy periods and may require treatment.