You can help your doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the following questions.
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?
What activities make your symptoms better or worse? What sports do you participate in?
How and when did an injury occur? How was it treated?
Have you had any injuries in the past to the same area? Do you have any continuing problems because of the previous injury?
Have you had infections or rashes in the genital area in the past?