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Ingrown Hair Penis
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. ...Read more
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
No hairs on penis: Traditionally speaking, there are no hairs on the penis, so an ingrown hair is unlikely. ...Read more
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
That is ok...: Ingrown hairs are not anatomically normal, but if no physical discomfort, it is functionally normal; so, do nothing to them. ...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 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 hasn't 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?
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. ...Read more
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 sexual health clinic definitely has female medical staff. ...Read more
Little pimple like thing on front middle of penis. Accedently popped it and white came out like pimple. Now faded with lil black dot. Ingrown hair?
Penis pimple: Penis bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without a photo or physical exam. Top 2 photos are non-STDs: Fordyce spots (sebum which can be extricated by M.D. or left alone), Infected hair follicle (plucked and kept clean). Bottom 2 photos are STDs (HPV and Molluscum) to be evaluated by your MD so s/he can rule out other STDs and council you for prevention. ...Read more
I have a small pimple like lesion on the base of my penis. No pain, discharge, can't pop it, and it's not itchy or shedding. Maybe an ingrown hair?
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?
Got infected: When you try to dig out an ingroing hair, it may cause infection. You need to use clean hans, wash the are an use alchohol to clean the needle. Let the current infection heal. ...Read more
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 had a red bump, looked like a red pimple, where the shaft of my penis meets the pubis area for ~ a month. Today it was puss-filled, ingrown hair?
Good possibility: Inflamed or infected hair follicles in that region not uncommon and usually resolve on their own with good hygiene, warm compresses, and elimination of any undergarments that may be irritating that area. If persists, worsens, or accompanied by other lesions, recommend evaluation. ...Read more
I am 19 and I haven't had sex. I have this red bump on the shaft if my penis. Could this be a pimple or a ingrown hair.
Could be: It could be. I would just watch it and if it doesn't improve you could see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a bump on my penis that looks like a pimple. Not sure if its an ingrown hair, shaved not too long ago or an std. I picked at it and it hurts.
Physical exam: The only way to know for sure what it is, is by doing physical exam. See your physician who can do a physical exam and the appropriate tests to find out what it is. ...Read more
How do you tell your parents you have a red bump on your penis like a cyst or ingrown hair, nervous on how to tell them. By the way I have not had sex?
See your doctor: Since you have not had sex, you don't have any worry about STD causing the bump, so you don't have to be embarrassed to ask what could cause this. Are you worried that your parents would over react? Just assure them that you have not had sex, and to take you to the doctor so you can learn what it is and what can be done to treat it. Telling the truth works most of the time :) ...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
Could a red bump on my shaft of penis be a pimple or a ingrown hair? I have not had sex and when erected it is bigger. Can you get acne on your penis
Likely ingrown hair: Most likely it is an ingrown hair possibly getting infected. You can apply a topical abx like neosporin. If not improving get it checked out by your doctor. Does not sound like an STD though. ...Read more