Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Red and extremely itchy around anus

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I've been too embarrassed to bring this up to anyone, so I thought I'd post it here for advice. When I woke up this morning I noticed around my anal area was really itchy and felt a bit inflamed. I'm a girl and not yet sexually active, so I don't think it could be an STD. I was VERY uncomfortable sitting through class today and and it's embarrassing. It's purely itchy/not painful and has been continuous. The only thing I can think of is that I spread something to the area I was allergic to while wiping. The photo doesn't really look as inflamed as it is

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Brooke,

I'm not sure what to tell you, other than it could be an indication of an anal fissure or future hemorrhoid in development from straining during going to the bathroom or something else. If this concerns you, then bring it up with your primary care physician! 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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