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Doctor insights on: Ingrown Hair And Sebaceous Cyst On Private Area

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How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

How do I get rid of an ingrown hair or a sebaceous cyst on private area?

Surgically: Each is different and managed different too. Have it examined by a physician proficient in removing both.

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

What looks to be either an ingrown hair or sebaceous cyst is on my mons pubis. I would like to avoid having it surgically removed. What should I do?

Nothing special: Keep the area clean, and watch for signs of enlargement or infection (tired skin, tenderness). If either if these things occur, see your doctor. If you ever chamge your mind, surgical excision is usually done with local anesthesia as an outpatient. Recovery is typically short, and risk of complications low. Hope this helps!

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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.

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I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

I keep on getting ingrown hair follicles that turn into red, sensitive cysts in pubic region, they go down but swell back up. How do I stop this?

Stop shaving: Like many young people today, I'm guessing you shave your pubic area. This sounds like typical folliculitis due to shaving. It can be a particular problem in the pubic area (more than the face) because of greater bacterial colonization in that part of the body, and because curly hair is more likely to ingrow after shaving. If hair removal is important to you, consider a non-shaving method.

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I have a red circle with what looks like a cyst in the center &sometimes has a black head. It on my vagina. I think ingrown hair. Been there for 5 days?

I have a red circle with what looks like a cyst in the center &sometimes has a black head. It on my vagina. I think ingrown hair. Been there for 5 days?

Sounds like it: If this is around a hair follicle it is called folliculitis. It will respond to drainage but may require an antibiotic to treat. If it worsens, see your doctor as these can sometimes progress to a full blown abscess.

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I'm wondering if I have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? What's the difference? There's no pain but I don't see no hair that could be in it?

I'm wondering if I have a Bartholin cyst or an ingrown hair? What's the difference? There's no pain but I don't see no hair that could be in it?

R/O BARTHOLIN CYST: It sounds like you may be describing inflammation of the BARTHOLIN gland just outside the vagina. This can result in cyst formation and abcess. You need a full exam /labs/STD SCREEN. You may require antibiotics and potential a surgical procedure please get prompt evaluation By internist or gyn.

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How do I know if I have a skin tag cyst or an ingrown hair on my penis?

How do I know if I have a skin tag cyst or an ingrown hair on my penis?

No hairs on penis: Traditionally speaking, there are no hairs on the penis, so an ingrown hair is unlikely.

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Plz help! My bum used to sweat so I shaved it now it's worse and smells bad! Could it be pilonidal cyst do to ingrown hair?! it's differ when I sit.

Plz help! My bum used to sweat so I shaved it now it's worse and smells bad! Could it be pilonidal cyst do to ingrown hair?! it's differ when I sit.

Not likely: A piloniidal cyst unless you have a history of painful red swollen lump in the area. Most likely a skin reaction and skin damage from shaving. See a doctor for an exam.

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Hi, I have an underarm cyst possibly from an ingrown hair because I shaved recently. It's slightly bigger than a pimple and visibly contains pus, however I cannot see the ingrown hair. I read on some websites that cysts are harmless and will go away on it

Hi, I have an underarm cyst possibly from an ingrown hair because I shaved recently. It's slightly bigger than a pimple and visibly contains pus, however I cannot see the ingrown hair. I read on some websites that cysts are harmless and will go away on it

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occasionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment.

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Bump. Under arm found it in january still there it's hard and hurts burns when not shaven not ingrown hair but possibly cyst? What else could it be?

Bump. Under arm found it in january still there it's hard and hurts burns when not shaven not ingrown hair but possibly cyst? What else could it be?

Sebacious Cyst: Could be sebacious cyst or a condition known as hidradenitis supporativa. See you doctor for evaluation and treatment.

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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.

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I have a bump on my scrotum-painless, looks like a pimple and is maybe a few mm wide. Could it be an ingrown hair, cyst, pimple, or something else?

I have a bump on my scrotum-painless, looks like a pimple and is maybe a few mm wide. Could it be an ingrown hair, cyst, pimple, or something else?

Probably benign: A Painless pimple may need medical attention if it shows increase in size over a short period of time. You should check it once weekly, note its size to determine if it is getting bigger. If it is, that will be a signal to go see a doctor and have a medical examination. If it does not grow in size, then it can be left alone, yet watched for any change over one year before you can ignore it.

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Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Had cyst on bikini line from an infected ingrown hair. I used Fucidin cream to relieve the pain. Now there's a large ball under skin. Needs draining?

Throw away Fucidin: This should not be used this way. It will NOT relieve pain. You are not describing a condition which calls for any antibiotic. If you can squeeze out the contents os this cyst, GO AHEAD. When you empty it of sebum and pus it will heal better and feel better. If you have significant distress, a DR can drain it for you. Sometimes cortisone is injected into these to shrink them.

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I have a bump on the outside of my vagina. Like a bart cyst or ingrown hair. Can that make my lymph nodes in my groin hurt? Cause I'm having pain ther

Yes: The bump could be either an infected bartholin cyst or a fulliculitis (based on the size and location). In either case the infection cause reaction in the local lymph nodes in the groin and makes them tender and enlarged. If it continues more than 2-3 days or got worse (more pain, discharge, fever) I would recommend to see a doctor, otherwise warm compress can help.

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