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groin itches -- a lot

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 20, 2009
  • 04:55 AM

For the past three weeks my groin has itched pretty fervently, mostly along the inside edge of my pubic hair. There's been a small but consistent amount of yellowish discharge, I assume from my vagina, but I almost wouldn't be surprised if it was coming form the skin. It's hard to tell the source - it's just there every time I go to the bathroom. There's also a small purplish dot that looks kind of like a bruise on the side of my clitoris. I don't know if it's related; it doesn't hurt, just looks odd, and appeared only a few days before I started itching.

From browsing online I thought it might be a fungus infection of some sort, but most sites said fungal infections would probably go away within two weeks, and as I've said it's been three, closing in on four. I've been changing underwear multiple times every day, sleeping without underwear, done my very best to not scratch, am not having sex, but it still itches just as intensely as it did three weeks ago. What really worried me was today when I went to the bathroom I noticed a pretty sizable cut in the front of my groin where my pubic hair is. It looked sort of like the kind of cut that happens when your lips are chapped and you yawn or something and the skin splits. Except this was on my groin, and it really stings, and it doesn't help that the area around it itches intensely.

Since websites said that fungal infections can go away on their own -- and I kind of just assumed that's what this is, since I'm not sure what else it could be -- I've been hoping that this would just go away, but between the fact that it hasn't gotten any better in three weeks, and the mysterious cut appearing suddenly, I'm starting to get worried. Does this sound like a condition you know of? It sounded most like jock itch to me at first, but when I found a picture of jock itch it doesn't look anything like it - there's no brownish color anywhere, only very faint redness, possibly just from me giving in and scratching - and it doesn't seem to be spreading at all. Does this sound like something that could go away on its own, or should I probably go see a doctor? Is there something else I can try doing before going to see a doctor about it?

Thanks so much.

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