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Lump near genital male, hernia or acne?

Lump near genital male, hernia or acne?

Hernia v acne: A hernia would present as a bulge below the skin that can be pushed back in. It generally disappears when lying down. Acne is generally a raised area within the skin that is often red in appearance. The skin overlying a hernia generally appears normal. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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How do u treat acne around genital area?

How do u treat acne around genital area?

See Dermatologist: What you have may be acne or something else. You should see a dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and treat you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have acne on the genitals? If so what is the treatment?

Is it possible to have acne on the genitals? If so what is the treatment?

Possible: It is possible to have acne anywhere there is hair. However, you may wish to have the lesions examined by a doctor to rule out other issues, like ingrown hair, herpes infection or hair follicle infection. ...Read more

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I have real bad painful back and chest acne and i get bad scars. I get real hard rock like lumps under skin. Any suggestions?

I have real bad painful back and chest acne and i get bad scars. I get real hard rock like lumps under skin. Any suggestions?

Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more

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How to remove severe genital acne?

How to remove severe genital acne?

See a dermatologist: I would question if this is truly acne. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Two lumps above adams apple? They are the size of a pea and don't move, what could it be? I'm 17 and I do have bad acne

Two lumps above adams apple? They are the size of a pea and don't move, what could it be? I'm 17 and I do have bad acne

Neck Lumps: Given your history of acne, these may simply be cysts associated with the undersurface of the skin, or small lymph nodes related to the irritation from the acne itself. If they don't go away, they should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have a little genital acne. I got this neutrogena men acne wash and was wondering if it's safe to put it on down there?

I think I have a little genital acne. I got this neutrogena men acne wash and was wondering if it's safe to put it on down there?

Med eval: If you have lesions on your penis or vagina - it is best to be medically evaluated for a sexually transmitted disease. I would be concerned that acne washes could be drying or irritating to genitalia. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more