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14yo, had my 1st period in August, virgin but I sometimes masturbate. One of my labia is dry and sorta cracking, like if your lips are dry and you can pick off the skin (gross sorry) it's slightly uncomfortable to touch, not quite painful. I want to know what caused this and how to fix it preferably without a doctor or meds but if I need to I can get to one. Please help!!

It is hard to know what the cause of your symptoms are without an examination. You may be having an allergic type reaction.  Here are some self care things you can do.  If these do not help you should make an appointment with your doctor or come to Corner Health Center. Keep your vulva clean by rinsing with warm water and gently patting, not rubbing, it dry.

Do not wear tight-fitting pants or underwear. Wear only cotton underwear.

Do not wear pantyhose (unless they have a cotton crotch).

Do not use pads or tampons that contain a deodorant or a plastic coating.

Do not use perfumed soap or scented toilet paper.

Do not douche or use feminine sprays or talcum powders.


I took my 6th pill of my first week in the pack but took it 12 and a half hours late. I'm on a combination pill and realize I have to use back up protection for a further 7 days. I'm wondering if I have to skip my 7 day placebo week at the end of this pack or is it safe to have the withdrawal bleed?

You should continue taking the remaining pills in your pack at the usual time, including the placebo pills.  It is safe and recommended to have the withdrawal bleed.  Because you were only late for one pill and you took the late pill within 24 hours of the usual time, no additional contraception is necessary.


The past month I've been doing very bad at taking my birth control. I've had two very short periods due to having missed days. Now I'm at the end of my placebo week and haven't had my period. During the month I had sex with my boyfriend twice. Both times unprotected but both times he finished a good bit after pulling out. Is it normal for my period to be this late after having had two this month? Is there a chance I could be pregnant? I know it's possible but very rare to get pregnant off of precum or the withdrawal method when it's done right.

It is possible to get pregnant using the withdrawal method.  I would suggest you schedule an appointment at Corner health or your health care provider to have a pregancy test and also to explore other methods of birth control that may be better or easier for you.  


Can cervical cancer occur without sex anybody

It would be extremely rare for someone to have cervical cancer if they have not had sex 

 Human Papilloma Virus is the cause of cervical cancers in 99% (most) of the  cases  Human papillooma virus is spread through sex. 



Ive taken 4 at home pregnancy tests and they all came back negative. I’ve had sensitivity to smells, light cramping, and I’m nauseous most of the time. I used to smoke cigarettes and I was never bothered by the smell but now it’s enough to make me want to puke. I’ve also had quite a few headaches and I’ve been tired a lot lately. I don’t know if I just took them too early.. or if I’m really not pregnant and it’s just something else with all these symptoms. If I am pregnant, I would have conceived about 2 weeks ago.

The symptoms you describe could be symptoms of pregancy.  It would be important to know when your last period was and if you have missed or are late for your period.  Please schedule an appointment at Corner or your own health clinic to evaluate further.  


I'm a student at EMU and I'm looking to get an emotional support animal. I have to get a accommodation form filled out by a "qualified medical provider of my choice" in order to request permission to have a furry friend in my dorm with me. Is this something the corner health center could help me with if I were to schedule a few appointments? The purpose of the animal would be to help reduce my anxiety and depression. I am on medication to help with it, but I feel like an animal combined with the medication would help tremendously.

Every patient situation is different.  After you establish care and work with your health care provider they may feel, after a period of tiime, that having a support animal is a beneficial part of the treatment plan.  


I am hoping to skip my next period due to an athletic event. My period finished 4 days ago am I able to start taking the pill now in order to skip my next period ? Will I still be able to skip my period if the pill is expired?

If you want to miss a period while on the pill you can skip the last week of inactive pills and go right from the third week to a new package .  Please contact a health care provider for further questions or clarification . 


I'm interested in going on HRT (hormone replacement therapy), but my family doctor doesn't have much knowledge on this situation. Do I have to have therapy to be qualified to start?

At Corner Health Center we see patients who want hormone replacement therapy.  We do not require a therapist evaluation in order to start.  We do a physical examination and blood tests and then our physician does a thorough assessment to determine a plan of treatment. 

If you are under age 18 parental consent is required. 

Give us a call at 734.484.3600 if you would like to schedule an appointment!


I had unprotected sex Oct 27. We use withdrawal, but before he released his penis a little semen went inside my vagina, then he pulled out his penis then ejaculated. I took emergency pills without hours after our unprotected sex. I'm worried I'll get pregnant. My last menstruation was Oct 4 2017

It is unclear from your message when you took the emergency contraceptive pill.  The pill works best within 3 days of unprotected sex.  If you do not get your period a week after it is expected please schedule an appointment to have a pregnancy test.   If you do get your period you should also schedule an appointment to talk about birth control. You can schedule an appointment here:

Can syphilis be passed through unprotected sex when the infected person has no sore visible? Can it be passed through semen or bodily fluids ? Or is it direct contact with a rash or sore?

A person with syphilis can spread the infection during the first two stages of the disease. If you come in contact with an open sore (first stage) or skin rash (second stage), you can pick up the bacteria that cause the infection. If the bacteria enter your body through an opening such as the penis, anus, vagina, mouth or broken skin, you can get syphilis. Sometimes the sores are very small and may not be visible. If a person has had syphilis for more than two years (latent syphilis), it’s unlikely that he or she can spread the disease.


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