A 25-year-old male asked:
bump on crease where leg meet pubic area. herpes or cyst? happened right after i shaved
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Tomeo answered
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.
Answered on Jan 9, 2016
Dr. Joel Gallant answered
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Bacterial infection?: It could be a small bacterial infection or ingrown hair. Use warm soaks several times a day and see a doctor if it gets worse. This shaving trend worries me. Besides making people look like jail-bait, it can increase the risk of bacterial infections, including mrsa. I've seen some nasty cases in which men lost parts of their body they wanted to keep. If you don't like pubes, trim, don't shave!
Answered on Oct 25, 2013
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