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Ingrown Hair On My Penis
Trim, don't shave: MANSCAPING: Ingrown hairs occur when the tip of a hair gets caught underneath the skin surface but continues to grow while trapped inside the follicle, creating a "hair pimple". If you get waxed (Brazilian) or shave very closely, you increase the chance that a hair will get caught beneath the surface. If you want a "neat" appearance, try trimming the hair with an electric clipper instead. ...Read more
I have what appears to be small black heads or ingrown hairs on my penis shaft sometimes they get big and when I squeeze them it is similar to what comes out when you squeeze a blackhead is this normal and any way to get rid of?
No worries: Blackheads are normal on the penis. This isn't anything to be worried about. If you remain concerned, see your doctor. ...Read more
I noticed what looked like an ingrown hair on the back of my penis more on my ball sack tried popping it but now it very hard and hurts very much ?
I have a small sore, which looks like an infected ingrown hair about 2 inches above my penis which has a larger bump under it very sore, hurts to bend?
Folliculitis: Sounds like it could indeed be an 'ingrown' hair or a localized folliculitis. Important other information could be obtained with further questioning - esp. regarding any recent sexual activity, as STDs would also be on the list if you've had sex with any new partner(s). Hopefully it has resolved by now - but if not, I would apply bacitracin. The docs on Health Tap can help if u have more info... ...Read more
I think I have a severely ingrown hair on the underside of my penis. White puss drain if I apply pressure like you'd pop a zit. It's very tender & red?
See below: sounds like you have folliculitis (an infected hair follicle). It will usually resolve after it drains, which it sounds like it has. If the redness expands or does not go away see a physician as you might need antibiotics. Simple things like sitting in a warm bath sometimes allow the pus to drain more readily. Also, if you shave the area, always shave in the direction of the hair growth. ...Read more
Do nothing or...: How do these ingrown hairs or pimples hurt you? If no or not much and bearable, do nothing but applying steroid cream thinly may help to ease discomfort. Meanwhile, try not to give any further irritation by obsessive soaping and washing, and by shaving if any. Remove them? It's optional; of course, it can be done by various techniques, but how? So, ask your doctor. ...Read more
I have a shiny bump on sde of penis. Thought it was an ingrown hair , as i shave that area, so i popped it. Its been 2 weeks, still hasnt healed.
Penis Lesion: this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
Can you get an ingrown hair on the upper part of your shaft on the penis? Also what can you do to heal the ingrown hair?
I have a large bump on my lower pubic area right above where my penis starts. I thought it might be an ingrown hair, but i haven't shaved in months.
Still possible: It is possible that you have a cyst or an abscess from an ingrown hair or a sweat gland. It is possible to develop a clogged skin poor, hair follicle, sweat gland without an infection. It will form a nodule that could possibly become infected later. If it bothers you, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more
I have a bump on my penis shaft and it doesn't hurt its just really unsightly and has been here for 3 weeks, is it an ingrown hair or something else?
I have one pimple looking thing at base of my penis that I popped and contained pus. Can't tell if it's an ingrown hair or something else. Thoughts?
I have a bump on my penis kinda seems like a ingrown hair or black head bump, i pop it and get it out but it always seems to come back, what can I do?
Pinching Skin: Stop pinching or irritating the skin. If the lesion persists please show your family doctor the next time you are in their office. ...Read more
I have a question about an ingrown hair on the shaft of my I don't feel comfortable with a male doctor looking at my penis. I want a female doctor to ?
No worries: Agree with Dr Kwok, although I note your location is listed Christchurch, NZ. There may be a female doctor at your local GP practice you can see, or, if not, try your local sexual health/STI clinic. The Christchurch clinic definitely has female medical staff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Here are some ...: Of course, it can be removed or dessicated or destroyed. But, one has to evaluate and balance the medical necessity and professional possibility before taking on eradicating procedure. So, get pro-evaluation & counseling before treatment. Oftentimes, you may need no surgical Rx but some medical care. Best wish ... ...Read more