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painful bump on pubic area ingrown hair or herpes

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Cyst or pimple: Ingrown hairs can develop in the vulva. An ingrown hair can result in the development of a pimple or a cyst on the skin’s surface.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
35 years experience Integrative Medicine
Get it checked: This may be an infection. You should get it checked by your doctor to see if you need antibiotics. In the meantime you can apply warm compresses over ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: Without the ability to examine this cannot possibly diagnose you over the internet.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds more: like ingrown hairs. But difficult to say without examination. You need to show it to your doctor or urology specialist to make sure.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Mcneal
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pubic area sore: You would need to see your doctor as an ingrown hair and herpes could look alike.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Could: Be a lymph node, or indirect hernia to ingrown hair.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Good idea to see: dermatologist or urologist for correct diagnosis. Fishy smell can be caused by STD, or fungal infection, or may be due to inflammation at follicles. C ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Folliculitis: What you're describing sounds like an infected hair follicle. This is very common, especially if you shave. Try warm compresses and an over the coun ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hair: A bump in a hair-bearing area can be an "ingrown-hair" or cyst. They usually show a tender bump that could be red in color.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hot sitz bath: Sit in a tub or hot bath water which will eventually soften the infected hair "bump" and hasten resolution. This is why pubic hairs should be clipped ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dorit Benmoha
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Most likely herpetic: Most likely herpetic but must be swabed at site,,,have urine sent for std,,blood work for hiv std,,must protect yourself,,talk to your partner,,will n ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
53 years experience Dermatology
May cause infection: The trauma in intercourse may cause inflammation and infection. And if you have an infection it could be spread to your partner.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs don't spread but you can get multiple ones near each other and some may not show up until a while later.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Check up: Check to see if it is truly Molluscum which is a wart or a virus. Usually these will go away on their own. They can be treated symptomatically or remo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
35 years experience Family Medicine
Hair Follicle: If not painful. best to leave it alone!!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
27 years experience Dermatology
Can't tell: You need to see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: I am puzzled as to why anyone would want to shave there. It is a silly fad which you will drop as you become an adult.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Penile lump: This lesion will have to be examined by your physician, dermatologist or urologist in order to make a diagnosis. It could be a wart or, if it's recent ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes it can.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It must be seen by the doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Well i don' recommen: popping things as that is frequently how people get superinfections. I don;t know if it was a plugged follicle or cyst. See gynecologist or dermatolog ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
25 years experience Urgent Care
Possibly started as: You described a draining abcess, a walled off inflammed skin infection. It may have initially been a pimple (comedome), that was scratched and bacter ... Read More
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