You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
Before your appointment
If you have a genital rash, do not have sexual
contact or activity while waiting for your appointment. This will reduce the
risk of transmitting a possible infection to your partner. If you do have an
STI, your sex partner or partners need to be evaluated and treated also.
Questions to prepare for your doctor appointment
What are your main symptoms? How long have you
had your symptoms?
Have you had this problem before? If so, do you
know what caused the problem at that time? How was it treated?
activities make your symptoms better or worse? What sports do you participate
How and when did an injury occur? How was it
Have you had any injuries in the past to the same area? Do
you have any continuing problems because of the previous
Have you had infections or rashes in the genital area in
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 17, 2013
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