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Ingrown Hair (Definition)

Hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of ...Read more


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After pulling a ingrown hair out, why is the hard lump still there? It's not painful at all to touch just feels like a soft/hard lump that's long?

After pulling a ingrown hair out, why is the hard lump still there? It's not painful at all to touch just feels like a soft/hard lump that's long?

Details matter: Where on your body? How large? How long? Every hair has an associated oil gland secreting sebum. An ingrown hair may have a blocked oil gland at it's root which may form a pocket (cyst) of sebum. There may also be residual swelling, inflammation which can subside over a week or 2. If you are concerned, a dermatologist can easily take care of it. ...Read more

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There's been a semi hard & yet soft lump in my crotch area. It doesn't hurt, but sometimes I get ingrown hairs that turn out like this. Ingrown hair?

Ans: Yes this is indeed a possibility. If the area bothers you then you should see your doctor. Make sure you use good hygiene ...Read more

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What would a small hard lump that moves with skin in groin area be? Close to bikini line...ingrown hair? Should I be concerned, score to the touch

What would a small hard lump that moves with skin in groin area be? Close to bikini line...ingrown hair? Should I be concerned, score to the touch

Folliculitis: You are correct. Along the line of the bikini at the legs is a common area for follicular abscesses. Treatment with antibiotics, or excision for recurring abscesses is at times needed. DrG ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump about the size of a golf ball on the right side of pubic area and I am a man thought it may be an ingrown hair that festerd but now its big painful and very hard.

I have a swollen lump about the size of a golf ball on the right side of pubic area and I am a man thought it may be an ingrown hair that festerd but now its big painful and very hard.

Hello.: Hello. Can't diagnose the cause of this mass. It could be a massively inflammed lymph node, possibly hydradenitis suprativa, an abcess, an infected cyst. If it is red, warm, has discharge, has swelling in the surrounding area has red streaks - or you have a fever - I would be seen at the er immediately. Due to it's size, regardless, it would be prudent to have it evaluated forthwith. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the top of my vagina. It does not look like an ingrown hair and I cannot pop it. Any suggestions?

I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the top of my vagina. It does not look like an ingrown hair and I cannot pop it. Any suggestions?

Try: warm compresses a few times a day for two to three days. If it still doesn't open up or is not painful at all, I would make a trip to your doctor to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a tiny hard round shaped lump above groin muscle underneath the skin. It has slight pain when I wear tight clothes. Not ingrown hair it's deep?

I have a tiny hard round shaped lump above groin muscle underneath the skin. It has slight pain when I wear tight clothes. Not ingrown hair it's deep?

See your PCP: You've described it so well, and now it's time to see your primary care physician, or gynecologist to identify what it is, and discuss your options. S/he may need to ultrasound it if it's large. If it's smaller, they will have a differential diagnoses of what it is to determine if it's cystic or lymphatic by location. I would refrain from wearing tight clothes/jean, until you determine what it is. ...Read more

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Ingrown hair or pimple on my jawline 2 days ago it started the size of a dime and red, now it feels like 2 separate lumps clustered, hard purplish?

Ingrown hair or pimple on my jawline 2 days ago it started the size of a dime and red, now it feels like 2 separate lumps clustered, hard purplish?

Pimple: Without seeing the area it is difficult. However if the area is more tender, swollen, red/purple it may be infected (especially if you have been picking at it). It may be a small cyst which may need to be treated. Otherwise sometimes warm soaks will help the area drain. If it's getting worse I would have a physician check it out. ...Read more

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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

Probably a cyst: Cysts are small, firm bumps under the skin that are filled with keratin. When squeezed, some will produce the keratin which is white, cheesy and sometimes stinky. If it is not causing problems or growing, we tend to leave them alone, but it is important for your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes, if it is not clearly a cyst, we can biopsy the spot to be sure. ...Read more

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Hard lump on top of head, not an ingrown hair or lymph nodes. Hurts like a bad bruise, had for 2+ yrs chronic migraines/motion sick, unsure if related?

Hard lump on top of head, not an ingrown hair or lymph nodes. Hurts like a bad bruise, had for 2+ yrs chronic migraines/motion sick, unsure if related?

Follow up needed: Hard lump on top of head could be a cyst, you need to have io looked at by a Physician. Specially if it is causing you pain. It is not related to the migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Really worried, in the past day I have noticed 2 lumps around my pubic area & they really hurt when I move or touch them. Not sure if ingrown hair? Thx

Could be: If it's an area you have shaved it's more likely. Take a nice hot bath, then pat dry the area and let it heal. If still worried please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a small lump like little bump come up on my Down area. It's just one. But it hurts and it's soar. And it's not a ingrown hair. Hurts to touch?

Hemorrhoid: If you mean a bump around the outside of your rectum, this could be a hemorrhoid. This comes from constipation. Add fberr to your diet. For symptomatic relief use an over the counter ointment like hemorrhoid x. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have this pain next to my clitoris and I felt to see what it was and its like a lump under neath the skin and it hurts but not an ingrown hair, help?

Plugged follicle: You may have a swollen gland, a blocked duct, or some temporary condition. A couple of hot baths may work to open up this little spot. Worst case scenario may be that you may need to see your fp and take a course of antibiotics for a folliculitis. ...Read more

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What are ingrown hair lump and cancer lump?

What are ingrown hair lump and cancer lump?

Do not be misled!: Any lump which is growing can be cancerous...So it needs to be checked by a doctor unless you are sure what you are dealing with. There is nothing clear cut about a ingrown hair lump...I do not know what it is, so, if you have a lump, either it is benign or cancerous. Benign lumps are temporary (a few exceptions) and they do not grow steadily. They are often due to infections (painful) or a lipoma. ...Read more

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After an infection from an ingrown hair that healed up I still have a little lump there it's been about two weeks how long until it goes down?

After an infection from an ingrown hair that healed up I still have a little lump there it's been about two weeks how long until it goes down?

Abscess: May be reactive tissue which will eventually disappear or granuloma which can persist. If the infection was not totally cleared, this may be an abscess, which will eventually become evident without drainage. ...Read more

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I do not know what this lump is near my clit. I have a lump, about the size of a pea, near my clit. I know it is not an ingrown hair and I have never had this before. Also, near this lumb are very very tiny bumbs- like 3 or 4 tiny bumbs. What could this

I do not know what this lump is near my clit. I have a lump, about the size of a pea, near my clit. I know it is not an ingrown hair and I have never had this before. Also, near this lumb are very very tiny bumbs- like 3 or 4 tiny bumbs. What could this

Hello.: Hello. I cannot diagnose your bump. The fact that you have not been sexually active helps to narrow things down a bit. There are a number of possible causes: sebaceous cyst due to a clogged oil gland, an infected hair follicle or a vulvar cyst which comes from a mucous gland on the vulva. Keep the area clean. You can soak in a warm tub once or twice a day or apply warm, moist washcloth. It may well resolve on it's own. It if gets large, painful, warm, red, starts to drain - these are all reasons to see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a lump around my armpit. At first I thought it was an ingrown hair, but its really big to be an ingrown hair. Can it be something else?

Go to your doctor: It may still be an ingrown hair or a cyst but it is time to have a health care professional look at it. If you can't get into your doctor right away. Go to an urgent care center and have someone look at it and document it. ...Read more

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I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!

I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!

Cyst or a lipoma: I can't possibly tell you for sure without seeing or examining your bump, but the most common causes would be a cyst or a lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells). However, it is also possible to have skin cancer below the surface of your skin. You should see you dermatologist for an evaluation and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have red lumps on my underarms. Sometimes they are small and red with ingrown hair and sometimes they are big and painful. I use an electric razor.

Folliculitis: Electric razors used under the arms can pull too much and give some people ingrown hair and infected follicles. Use some neosporin (or see your doctor if they are still active) as they can become an infection with bacteria. I would try another hair removal method at the moment. ...Read more

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I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful.?

I have a quarter sized lump on my neck, I believe it is an ingrown hair but cannot see a hair poking out. It's quite large and very red an painful.?

Infected: You usually don't see the hair when it's infected. Try some warm compresses but if that doesn't work after 24 hours you'll need to see a doctor to get it drained ...Read more

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I'm a little concerned, 3-4 days ago I had found a lump above my penial region, I'm not sure if it's an ingrown hair or what, it's sore to the touch, ?

Get checked: Could be ingrown hair localize abscesd or STD herpes several other possibilities do a TeleMed video consult or have an in person exam ...Read more

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Ingrown hair and once I removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

Ingrown hair and once I removed it my face and lip are swollen ice gets it to go down but it comes back there a mass above the area what can I do?

You need: To have this checked out! It sounds like you have a infection with a local lymph node "filtering" it Apply moist HEAT for now and go to Walk in Unit for possible antibiotic treatment. If this is your UPPER LIP go to ER if necessary but be seen ASAP!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Believe I have an ingrown hair on groin, it's a small pea size lump. The pain has gone away but the spot is still there. Is that good if pain is gone?

Yes: The fact that your pain has resolved suggests that any inflammation/infection has also resolved. The remaining lump is a residual effect of your body taking care of things. ...Read more

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Large lump located on perineum. Not infected or an ingrown hair. Keeps getting bigger and I don't have insurance to get checked out and not be anythin?

Large lump located on perineum. Not infected or an ingrown hair. Keeps getting bigger and I don't have insurance to get checked out and not be anythin?

Needs to be checked: A lump in perineum getting bigger needs to be checked
find a clinic near you where they can see you if you do not have jog or resources to pay
but either way it needs to be checked. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump next to my clitorus. It felt like an ingrown hair before sex. Now it hurts to walk. Could it be a swollen gland of sorts?

Abscess,: You have an abscess: an infection, probably, that could be due to an ingrown hair or to an infected cyst. Or other causes. Get checked, antibiotics may be able to help quite a bit, or it needs to be drained. It will likely get worse without treatment, so get seen today. Why suffer longer? ...Read more

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Hi onmy pubis area I get lots of lumps that then turn in to puss like a pimple or ingrown hair very painful lots of blood and no hair in there?

Hi onmy pubis area I get lots of lumps that then turn in to puss like a pimple or ingrown hair very painful lots of blood and no hair in there?

Could be a problem: You may have a disease call hidradnitis suprativa, that is a chonic infection of skin in the areas of sweat glands. This sometimes can be helped with chronic antibiotics, but sometimes the affected area has to be excised. Check in with a dermatologist to see what they think. ...Read more

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I have a boil like lump on my right groin. At first it was just a little lump that looked like an ingrown hair but now it has got bigger. What could it?

I have a boil like lump on my right groin. At first it was just a little lump that looked like an ingrown hair but now it has got bigger. What could it?

Boil: Certainly could be a boil. That is common in that area. There are also some STD's that can give you symptoms like this but they are rare and generally more widespread. If it is a boil it should be painful red and warm. Will eventually come to a head and drain. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin near my vagina. It isn't painful but im scared. What is it? Is it a cyst, cancer, or ingrown hair.

I have a lump under my skin near my vagina. It isn't painful but im scared. What is it? Is it a cyst, cancer, or ingrown hair.

Get examined: You need to see a GYN MD tp visually assess the lump in real time and be able to tell you what it is and what needs to be done about it, if anything. ...Read more

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Hey there so I recently noticed this red bump on my neck. I am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? And has a lump under it forming.

Hey there so I recently noticed this red bump on my neck. I am not 100% sure if it is a ingrown hair or a boil? And has a lump under it forming.

Need a look & feel..: It is essential to have a direct look at and feel on it after reviewing the specifics, relevance, and sequence of events of this lump and its potentially related symptoms over time, although clinically it may be just a lump related with sebaceous gland of hair follicle. How to have the related things for its good care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more