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A 20-year-old female asked:

Genital itch, pain in vagina that feels like im being pricked, white patches around hair follicles and one large bump on outer vaginal lips. should i see a doc or is this from irritation from shaving ?

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Shaving: Shaving can sometimes irritate the base of the hair, or the follicle and cause swelling, redness and itching. Keeping the area clean and dry along with refraining from shaving for about a week will allow the hair to grow through and the irritation improves. If you begin to have pain or a discolored discharge from the bumps, you should see your doctor for a closer look.
Last updated Sep 20, 2020

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