Sexually Transmitted Diseases/bumps around opening of the vagina.

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bumps and itchy redness
bumps and itchy rednes  
I found bubble like bumps around the opening of my vagina and all over the outside of my vagina itchy redness. Is this an Std or some kind of bacteria/yeast infection? Should I be concerned and go see my Ob/gyn?

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Amanda,

I notice the inflammation and I also see some white discharge in a portion of the picture as well. This is an indication of a yeast infection, or female "jock itch" for lack of a better term. You can treat this with over the counter medication like Monistat or if it progresses pass this point and the OTC medicine doesn't work, then you can consult with your primary care provider or OBGYN specialist for a more powerful prescription antibiotic like Diflucan to knock it out, which has powerful anti-fungal properties and will help sort this out. Let me know if you have follow-up.

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

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3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

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Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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