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A 30-year-old female asked:

after shaving the vaginal area, i get lumps down there. what causes it and how to prevent it?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
normal issue: Dry shaving and even wet shaving can cause this. The hair follicles are growing back and it is itchy and bumpy. Use shaving cream and consider sarna lotion over the counter. It stops the itching and scratching that make it worse.

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Last updated May 30, 2018

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