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Hard Lump Ingrown Hair
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
Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more
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?
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
In my armpit I have a walnut sized knot, that is extremely painful, I believe it is an ingrown hair that is ingrown, it is a hard lump. ?
I have an elongated hard lump on my right mons pubis, near my bikini line. A few weeks ago, that was the site of an ingrown hair. Is it related?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 slightly movable lump where my leg meets my groin, it's tender but doesn't feel like a ingrown hair. Should I worry? No other symtpoms.
Lump: You might have a lymph node in your groin area. if becomes painful or enlarges you should consult your doctor ...Read more
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