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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Can an ingrown hair on penis bleed during sex?

Can an ingrown hair on penis bleed during sex?

Sure: If it becomes irritated or disturbed as a result of sex it could bleed.

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Dr. Alvin Wells Dr. Wells
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
38 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Removed few black dots from ingrown hairs on penis shaft with vinegar made with Acetic Acid and water, was it dangerous? Can I remove the rest?

Removed few black dots from ingrown hairs on penis shaft with vinegar made with Acetic Acid and water, was it dangerous? Can I remove the rest?

Ingrown hair: This is probably okay to do. However, I will check which her primary care physician or a dermatologist for more specific treatment.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have ingrown hair on my penis what should I do?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you.

Dr. Roscoe Nelson Dr. Nelson
Urology
24 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Could a skin cyst be from ingrown hair around my penis?

Maybe: More likely this is a sebaceous cyst. These are not infected but can be removed if unsightly. Get checked out to be sure.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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How do you get rid of an ingrown hair on the penis?

How do you get rid of an ingrown hair on the penis?

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. ..

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 years in practice
University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
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My husband has an ingrown hair on his penis, will it hurt him or me if we have unprotected sex?

Dr. Jie Xu Dr. Xu
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My husband has an ingrown hair on his penis, will it hurt him or me if we have unprotected sex?

Ingrown hair: If it really is an ingrown hair, then no. However, unprotected sex can lead to unintended pregnancy. Best wishes!

Dr. David Sire Dr. Sire
Dermatology
50 years in practice
UC Irvine School of Medicine
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Can I have intercourse with an ingrown hair bump on penis shaft?

May cause infection: The trauma in intercourse may cause inflammation and infection. And if you have an infection it could be spread to your partner.

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Daniel Saurborn Dr. Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology
19 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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How can I prevent ingrown hairs around my penis?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs around 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.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I'm not sure but are ingrown hairs on your penis shaft normal?

That is ok...: Ingrown hairs are not anatomically normal, but if no physical discomfort, it is functionally normal; so, do nothing to them.

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
49 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos Dr. Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Can you get an ingrown hair on the shaft of your penis? If so, how would you treat this?

Yes: You can get an ingrown hair at this location. You can try moisturizing the area to see if it will help it grow out. If the area gets red or painful then apply a topical antibiotic.

Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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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?

Possible: Anywhere hair grows, it can be possible to get an ingrown hair. The treatment may involve the need for antibiotics if the area gets infected. See your Dr. As needed Good luck to you.

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
Surgery
27 years in practice
The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Matt Wachsman Dr. Wachsman
Internal Medicine
32 years in practice
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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 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?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And skin infection, skin irritation or other scarring disease (Peyronie's), scabies, syphillis (chancre) or many other possibilities.

Dr. David Liu Dr. Liu
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
15 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Is this bump by my penis an ingrown hair from shaving?

Possibly: If you do shave, it is common to have ingrown hairs. If it becomes red, painful, or particularly if you can see pus, see your primary care provider, as it is likely infected.

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg Dr. Goldenberg
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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 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?

Stay dry: Pimples are usually a result of blocked pores on the skin surface. The best defense is to keep your skin clean, dry, and clear of oil

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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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?

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.

Dr. Jane Morgan Dr. Morgan
Sexual Health Practitioner
27 years in practice
University of Manchester Faculty of Medicine
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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?

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.

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