Male and Female Reproductive System

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The reproductive system is made up of organs and tissues that are involved in the production, maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring. Sometimes problems can occur in the reproductive system. Some problems that can occur in the male reproductive system are jock itch, undescended testes and testicular cancer. Some problems that can occur in the female reproductive system are vaginitis, toxic shock syndrome, and cervical cancer.

Problems can occur in the male reproductive system, such as jock itch, undescended testes and testicular cancer. Jock itch also known as tinea cruris or ringworm of the groin is an infection of the groin area due to fungus. The human body holds many bacteria and fungi; some being useful while others grow rapidly and cause infections. Jock itch occurs when the groin area is warm and moist. It can also be caused by friction of clothes and prolonged wetness in the groin area. Symptoms include itching and redness in the groin, including your genitals, inner thighs and buttocks, itching in your anal area, burning sensation, and flaking, peeling or cracking skin in your groin. Jock itch is treated with topical creams or ointments. Another problem that can occur in the male reproductive system is undescended testes. Undescended testes is when the failure of one or more testes to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum. Undescended testes can be caused by a combination of genetics, maternal health and other environmental factors that can disrupt the hormones, and physical changes and nerve activity that influence the development of the testicles. There are usually no symptoms, except that the testicle cannot be found in the scrotum. To treat undescended testes is to receive hormone injections (B-HCG or testosterone) to try to bring the testicle into the scrotum, however surgery (orchiopexy) is the main treatment. Testicular cancer is another problem that can occur in the reproductive system. Testicular...
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