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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


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I have had this bump on my chest for over 6 mos. The dermatologist just said it’s a ingrown hair. Now it getting hard. What do I do?

I have had this bump on my chest for over 6 mos. The dermatologist just said it’s a ingrown hair. Now it getting hard. What do I do?

Cyst: This may now be an inclusion cyst and if there is no associated redness or significant tenderness, it may be left alone. If you have further concerns about it, consult a general surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

I have a lot of ingrown hair bumps on the back of my leg, what causes them and how can I get rid of them? P.s. I don't shave that area of my leg.

Ingrown hairs: Try to exfoliate and moisturize the skin with 1/2 cup of sugar in 1/2 cup olive oil. while in the shower. Shower, apply let stand 1-2 minutes rinse off. Build up of dead skin is a factor as is dry . skin with thick hairs. f/u with dermatologist see http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/ingrown-hair-causes-symptoms-treatment?page=2 ...Read more

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs?

Don't shave: Stop shaving or plucking to avoid getting ingrown hairs. If you want to remove hair get laser treatments. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs from shaving?

Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this increases the risk of ingrown hairs. If you only get ingrown hairs on your neck, and the hair is dark, you could consider laser hair removal. ...Read more

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How can I prevent ingrown hairs on my thighs?

How can I prevent ingrown hairs on my thighs?

Soap and hot water: as often as convenient. Do not shave the area and no dilapidation creams (hair removal creams) . Avoid tight fitting clothes and no lycra. Loose cotton and airing out are best. ...Read more

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I'm 21, I have 1 old ingrown hair since 16. Is it safe to pop now? Why hasn't it left on its own yet? Lost virginity at 21 so no s t d!

If hair is ingrown: and buried under skin, can stay indefinitely. I would have doctor remove as you can cause superinfection by piercing skin. Does not sound like STD:) ...Read more

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Have an ingrown hair on my vagina. Its a bump. How do i fix it?

Remove: Ingrown hairs may need to be extracted in order to eliminate the bump. ...Read more

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I have a problem think I have a ingrown hair or a boil on my virginia?

Common problem: Ingrown hair in female genital area are mostly due to hair shaving or use of tight panties. There are ways you can remove ingrown hair with the right forceps and a mirror as ended. If there is redness or swelling it may indicate infection, fir which you may need an oral or topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can I get a ingrown hair on the inside lip of my vigina without shaving?

Yes: It is possible to get ingrown hairs without shaving. Shaving does make it more likely that you will get ingrown hairs. Use warm compresses on it so that it will drain but don't squeeze it. if it gets very large then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a big bump that hurts on my armpit, how do you know if its an ingrown hair?

I have a big bump that hurts on my armpit, how do you know if its an ingrown hair?

Either way: Sounds like an infected sebaceous cyst/hidradenitis/ or abscess. Likely need antibiotics and excision. ...Read more

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I have a lot of red pustules, could it be razor burns or the start of ingrown hairs?

I have a lot of red pustules, could it be razor burns or the start of ingrown hairs?

Either, or Worse: Either could cause the red pustules or you may have gotten infected hair follicles or skin glands, which may require medication. Do not reuse the razor, since if it is an infection, you can spread it to other areas. If the razor is causing burn or ingrown hairs, then it is dull and needs to be replaced. Keep the area clean, use antibacterial cream, warm compresses, but see doc if worse. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a pea sized possible ingrown hair along my inner butt/bikini line?

Ingrown Hair Tips: Apply warm compress, wash the affected area using a washcloth or soft-bristled toothbrush. Use a circular motion for several minutes. You can also carefully use a sterile needle and insert it under the hair loop to gently lift embedded hair tip. Retinoids applied to your skin help with exfoliation and can reduce the thickening/darkening of the skin that often occurs on skin prone to ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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So this is awkward.. But how do I remove hair from my butt crack without getting bad ingrown hairs or severe itchyness?

So this is awkward.. But how do I remove hair from my butt crack without getting bad ingrown hairs or severe itchyness?

Steps below: Shave with sharp single bladed razor in one direction only. Wet the skin with warm water before shaving and use a lubricating gel.Don,t shave too close to the skin. rinse blade with water after each strike and apply cool wash cloth to the area after shaving ...Read more

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Theres a large bump om my penis thats painful and 2 flesh colored bumps on my shaft should I worry or are they ingrown hairs?

Theres a large bump om my penis thats painful and 2 flesh colored bumps on my shaft should I worry or are they ingrown hairs?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more