Genital ulcers

Check your symptoms and
find possible causes with AI for free

Sanshiro Kato

Medically Reviewed By:

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

Please choose the symptom you are most concerned about.

It will help us optimise further questions for you.

By starting the symptom checker, you agree to the Terms of Use.

Any other symptoms?

How Ubie can help you

With an easy 3-min questionnaire, Ubie's AI-powered system will generate a free report on possible causes.

Your symptoms

Input your symptoms

Our AI

Our AI checks your symptoms

Your report

You get your personalized report

Personalized Report

✔︎  When to see a doctor

✔︎  What causes your symptoms

✔︎  Treatment information etc.

Free. No signup needed.
Developed by doctors.

Learn More

Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

A genital ulcer is an open sore or break in the skin, exposing the underlying tissue, located on the genital area, which includes the vulva, penis, perianal region, or anus.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Genital ulcers

Possible Causes

  • Hemorrhoid

    Commonly known as piles, it is the swelling around the anal area where faeces is excreted from the body. These can be formed inside or outside of the anus. This is due to excessive straining or poor blood flow to the area, and can result in painless bleeding.

  • Trichomoniasis

    Infection of the vagina by a parasite called Trichomonas. The disease is sexually transmitted, but does not cause any symptoms in men.

  • Genital herpes

    This is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). It causes painful, small blisters over the private parts.

  • Herpes simplex
  • Behcet's disease
  • Vulval cancer

Related Serious Diseases

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have sores or erosion in your private area?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have any pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin?

  • Do you have skin redness?

  • Do you have a fever?

Other Related Symptoms

Similar symptoms or complaints

Symptoms treated by the same specialty

Sanshiro Kato

Medically Reviewed By:

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

in our Medical Expert Team

Free. No signup needed.
Developed by doctors.

Ubie is supervised by 50+ medical experts worldwide

Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD

Neurology

Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Sanshiro Kato

Sanshiro Kato, MD

Emergency department

Kawai Clinic, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD

Psychiatry

Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

Co-founder of Ubie, Inc.

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

View our medical experts