U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Fort Lauderdale, FL
A 19-year-old female asked:

I've recently shaved my pubic hairs and a couple of days later i've been experiencing a prickling poking sensation on my vulva especially on my clitoris and outer lips of my vagina. could it be from the hairs that are growing in?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Pubic hairs are curlier than most and tend to "turn around" when growing out of the skin to cause your pricking sensation.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Aug 25, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.